|Forum topic by davidroberts||posted 06-01-2012 12:12 AM||2082 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-01-2012 12:12 AM
Since I’m in the market for a new, or different bench grinder, I thought this a good opportunity to survey you fellars on what type bench grinder you use for hollow grind sharpening. To start, I’ve been using a 60 year old Cman 1/2 hp 3450 rpm 6” bench grinder for years. A few years ago I purchased a Veritas tool rest, which is finicky and clunky for my old fingers, but I have repeatability, most of the time. I switched to a white wheel long ago and will use the old Cman for lawnmower blades and fingernails.
Do you prefer a 6” or 8” and why. Is a 6” slow speed the way to go for the average hobby woodworker? I’m considering the Grizzly wet grinder. Should I take the plunge and go wet? The Tormak is out of range for the forseeable future. Does HF still make a wet grinder and is it worth consideration?
Your input will help me make a decision!!!
-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.