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Forum topic by D_Allen posted 04-02-2012 02:31 AM 895 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-02-2012 02:31 AM

I recently purchased the 8 inch slow speed wet sharpener from the Griz.
I’m still getting it set up with the jigs and fixtures to sharpen the various lathe tools.
However, I thought I’d throw out this note. I should have bought this long ago.
Previously, I thought my tools were sharp enough, but they weren’t.
Today I sharpened a gouge and am now getting shavings from some burl.
I used to get chips when doing this.

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#1 posted 04-02-2012 03:27 AM

I thoght the same way a while ago, but when I replace the wheel on my fast dry grinder to aluminum oxide 120 grit my sharepening bacame much easier, faster and better than on wet slow wheel.

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#2 posted 04-03-2012 02:15 AM

I love my Tormek!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 04-03-2012 04:21 PM

With the right jig, those slow speed wet sharpeners can sharpen anything except maybe sandpaper. I love mine, but I do admit for lathe tools it’s a little too slow, the aluminum oxide wheels on a dry grinder get you back to turning more quickly.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#4 posted 04-04-2012 11:53 PM

Lew, I didn’t want to plunk down that much money to get just one step better than the setup I had before. I still think I make a good buy and decision. But, I’m glad you like your Cadillac…er Tormek!

Fred….I’m never in that big of a hurry to get back to turning. It gives me a break and also I find that my better tools do not need as much sharpening during a project.

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