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Forum topic by Milo posted 473 days ago 694 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Milo

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473 days ago

I have a new (old) hand grind, and new a new wheel for it. I would like to use it for general sharpening of chisels and hand planes.

Does anyone have any advice on what kind of general purpose wheel I should get, and where I can buy one?

Thank you,

Milo

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#1 posted 473 days ago

What size is the shaft and what diameter can it (realistically) accept?

Toby

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Rick M.

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#2 posted 473 days ago

All of mine have inexpensive wheels from the hardware store. They come with bushings to fit a variety of arbor sizes but some of those old crank grinders had oddball arbors (like 7/16”). If you fall into that camp, Lowes sells nylon spacers in many different sizes and you can probably find one to fit. If you want a better wheel look to Norton.

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Milo

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#3 posted 472 days ago

Thank you Rick! That is excellent information! :)

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#4 posted 472 days ago

You may have already seen this article from the schwarz on hand crank grinders. He links to this article from an LJer and his partner on grinding which should help. Short version is Larry recommends a course wheel, which if done right, doesn’t overheat the blade.

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