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Forum topic by Gerald Thompson posted 05-10-2016 05:17 AM 256 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gerald Thompson

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05-10-2016 05:17 AM

I have a low RPM 8’’ bench grinder coming. I would like advice on what stone would be best for hollow grinding plane irons and chisels. I have not tried this yet and plan on testing on several old irons and chisels.
Also, what kind of dressing tool would be best to use?
Thank you.

-- Jerry

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#1 posted 05-10-2016 01:17 PM

Most will tell you to go with the CBN wheels. Big bucks, but they work very well.
I use plain old AlOx gray wheels on my high speed grinder (7”) with good results. I do keep the object being ground cooled with water as I proceed. Just can bring myself to cough up the $$ for the CBNs.


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#2 posted 05-10-2016 01:40 PM

I use the white Norton stones they work well.

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#3 posted 05-10-2016 02:25 PM

I have been using a white Norton stone for my slow speed grinder. I have a basic flat bar type dressing tool that came with the grinder. I don’t grind my chisels, plane irons and other cutting tools that often. I usually just re-sharpen my edges on a water stone and strop to keep a razor sharp edge.

-- Julian

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