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thetree

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1030 days ago

Found this wet/dry grinder on sale at enco. For the money it might not be a bad “roughing” grinder for plane blades and chisels. Please give me your opinions if you have seen one or used one. Thanks!

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#1 posted 1030 days ago

I think Delta or Makita used to sell those, dont see them much these days though.

I like the sheppach (grizzly sells same one) which is a cheaper version of the Tormac and Jet slow grinder. it works great and leaves a slight hollow on the edges which lets you then easily hone them freehand at your bench as needed.

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#2 posted 1030 days ago

I have a Makita that is similar. Its great for planer and jointer blades, but I don’t like it for planes or chisels.

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#3 posted 1030 days ago

Care to elaborate why you don’t like it for planes or chisels? I will be hand finishing them on water stones, I just need a grinder with a nice tool rest to create a decent “hollow” on the blade/chisel.

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#4 posted 1030 days ago

Thats number one, it doesn’t create a hollow, and its slow, and my shop is unheated so it can’t stay there. I find a bench grinder with a simple homemade rest and an aluminum oxide wheel works best. Here's how I sharpen planes.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#5 posted 1030 days ago

Please explain how an 8 inch wheel can create more of a hollow than a 5 inch wheel? Also, an 8 inch wheel will hve a MUCH higher surface speed than a 5 inch wheel, and without a water drip, seems like it would have a higher tendency for burning. What am I missing here?

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#6 posted 1030 days ago

should be less of a hollow.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#7 posted 1030 days ago

I don’t understand. Are you saying it creates too much of a hollow, or none at all? Your previous post states “thats number one, it doesn’t create a hollow”.

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#8 posted 1030 days ago

The grinder you show uses a horizontal wheel, it will not produce a hollow, you will be sharpening on the flat part of the wheel. I personally like a hollow grind.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#9 posted 1030 days ago

You are mistaken, sir.

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