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Forum topic by Kelly posted 08-25-2016 01:14 AM 783 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-25-2016 01:14 AM

Mine is not your average grinder system – it has a four wheels and is driven by a 3/4 horse DC motor and controller. I just bought and am installing the whole slew of Wolverine sharpening jigs (I have another grinder to [otherwise] abuse iron).

The paperwork talks about working off the center of the drive shaft, apparently, for a six inch wheel. What is the gap between the bottom of the wheel and the base for the jig mounts?


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#1 posted 08-25-2016 03:14 AM

I have set a number of these up, and have never measured the gap you are asking about.

You need 6-1/4” to 6-1/2” from the center shaft the wheel is mounted on to the mounting board.

Here are the instructions I use: http://go.rockler.com/tech/RTD10000109AA.pdf

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 08-25-2016 03:29 AM

Thanks, Gerry. I guess the measurement accommodates six to eight inch wheels. That was my concern, since I want the knife edges to rest high on the wheel for safety purposes. Guess I was just over complicating it.

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#3 posted 08-25-2016 02:00 PM

... I want the knife edges to rest high on the wheel for safety purposes.

The 6-1/4” to 6-1/2” should give you what you are looking for … the tool will rest more toward the top of a 6” wheel. Stay sharp and happy turning!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 08-27-2016 05:06 PM

Got it flying, after I quit over complicating it. Turned the wheels to about three or four hundred RPM and gave each of the jigs a drive.

I’m sold.

I am going to buy at least two CBT wheels on payday. The white wheel did fine, but sure leaves a lot of grit on the base.

Thanks all.

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#5 posted 08-27-2016 07:05 PM

The greatest advantage you’ll see in the Wolverine/CBN setup, IMNTBHO, is repeatability.

Once you get your tools ground to the profile you want, the Wolverine system makes it easy to repeat the grind time after time and the CBN wheels won’t change diameters like the friable wheels.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 08-28-2016 02:24 AM

Gerry, I could see that after the first use. Worst case scenario, I need to keep a felt tip by the sharpener. However, just touching the stone seemed to leave a mark.

I’m looking forward to the CBT’s because the white stone I have seems more coarse than I’d prefer.

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