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01-08-2012 11:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wheel dresser diamond

I had just seen a product that claims that there wheel dresser lasts a lifetime. Could this be true?

Does anybody know or advice on using a wheel dresser or stone for a grinding wheel?


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#1 posted 01-14-2012 03:15 AM

I don’t use one…

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#2 posted 01-14-2012 03:25 AM

I use the one that came with my Tormek grinder….

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 03:26 AM

I have this stick of some sort of hard abrasive that works to true
friable wheels. It straightens them right quick – I found it in a box
somewhere and have no idea if that’s what it is for.

For the hard grey wheels you need something tougher, like the
old spoke-wheel style dresser I have around somewhere which I
never use because I don’t use grey wheels enough to distort the
shape. There are also diamond wheel dressers.

Unless you are a welder and go through a couple of more wheels
a year, a wheel dresser will last years and years.

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RetiredCoastie

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#4 posted 01-14-2012 04:24 AM

As Loren stated unless you grind a lot you really don’t need one. Also it would help if you provided a link to the product. I have used wheel dressers in the machine shop at work but even they don’t use the dresser very often so I suppose it’s possible for one to last a lifetime. With that said when you see a product that has a lifetime there are always caveats to the claim. Every product has what’s called it’s expected lifetime and that’s what they refer to as lifetime, not your lifetime.

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#5 posted 01-15-2012 03:06 AM

I pretty strongly disagree with RetiredCoastie. Abrasives, including grinding wheels, are simply a collection of tiny cutting edges. Like all cutting edges, those in abrasives get dull. You can’t change the abrasives in a wheel like you do your sander, the way to refresh the abrasive surface on a grinding wheel is to dress it. Dull grinding wheels generate considerably more heat than well dressed and maintained wheels. I think the single most important accessory to any grinder is a tool to dress the wheels.

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#6 posted 01-16-2012 07:04 PM

Yup,Iwllms got it right.
tom

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#7 posted 01-17-2012 12:52 AM

””Lifetime diamond wheel dresser

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#8 posted 01-17-2012 01:14 AM

I wish I knew what the he!! it is, but I have a small, black “paddle/stick” that I have used for over 30 years. The lable finally fell off. It was given to me by a tool maker, and he used it for dressing die grinder stones. It must be a form of carbide, and I think that it was a NORTON product. 1/2” wide X 3” long. I just wish I had developed this little feller ‘cause it has been a steady occupant on my grinding stand for years.
Check out the Norton web site.
If not that option, the diamond faced dresser is a keeper as well.
Bill

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lwllms

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#9 posted 01-17-2012 02:25 AM

Bill,
It sounds like you had a Norbride dressing stick.

Here’s one link:
http://www.artcotools.com/norbide-dressing-stick-pr-17509.html

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#10 posted 01-17-2012 02:43 AM

On special occasions, I too am a wheel dresser:

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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RetiredCoastie

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#11 posted 01-17-2012 03:13 AM

wllms I never said anything that is contray to your statement about dressing the wheel, all I said was depending on how much grinding you do you may not need to dress it.

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#12 posted 01-17-2012 03:24 AM

I just saw your other Post Complaining about not getting any Comments on this Post.

Welcome to “The Facts Of Life” as they presently are. You’ve had 289 Views, and the 10 Comments you now have are a result of your Other Post.

I’ve Put up Numerous Posts in the last few Months. TRYING to get Responses and wake up the Old “Coffee Shop”. I get 200/300 Views and maybe 10 Comments. Forget “Projects” most of them get 4/5 Comments. I’ve got 5 ready to go. Why bother?

What can I say?? People can’t be bothered Posting a Comment because they’re Inconsiderate? don’t seem to realise that “Comments” not only keep a Post going, they also keep the “Poster” going. It’s a consequence 0f 30,000 Members (-10/15,000 SPAM)

A lot more but that’s enough about that.

YOUR Post here? ”I had just seen a product that claims that there wheel dresser lasts a lifetime. Could this be true?”

Why, or more accurately HOW, would You expect Me or Anyone else to respond to that? There is NO information to Respond to! i.e. Who’s Wheel Dresser? Product Name/Model? better yet a Picture!

(Wny? Do I Bother talking to Brick Walls)

Have A Nice Day.

EDIT: I just did a Cut & Paste of this over to his Other Post Whinning about Not getting any Comments here and added More to it. Like this OUR FAULT????

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#13 posted 01-17-2012 03:33 AM

RetiredCoastie,

I just reread your post and I apologize for misunderstanding it.

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#14 posted 01-17-2012 03:40 AM

Joez, I noticed that you haven’t commented on any of my projects. Could this be true? I don’t appreciate the silent treatment either.

To answer your question: yes it is possible that a company offers a lifetime warranty on their wheel dresser. Companies also used to offer lifetime warranties on their car batteries. There’s a lady who has owned her first car since she got it in the sixties, she still cashes in on it. She also has lifetime warranties on many other parts in her car, it’s basically no cost other than oil or gas to keep it running. – Rich

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#15 posted 01-17-2012 04:28 AM

Rich:

”Joez, I noticed that you haven’t commented on any of my projects. Could this be true? I don’t appreciate the silent treatment either.”

Getting Close Rich! In 581 Days He Hasn’t Commented on ANYONES Posts or Projects. ALL he ever does is START a Questioning Post, wait for Comments, and Re-Comments on his Own Posts!!

You can check his “Activity List” and see it all there.

Regards: Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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