|Forum topic by camio||posted 10-14-2013 10:40 AM||1795 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
10-14-2013 10:40 AM
I’ve been using “Woodworking Basics” by Peter Korn as a guide as I learn about using hand tools for woodworking. I’m having trouble reconciling his recommendations for a grinding wheel setup with what is available on the market these days.
First, he recommends that one uses a 6-in bench grinder that runs at 1,800 rpm. I’m having trouble finding an inexpensive equivalent. The only grinder I’ve seen on the market that meets this specification exactly is the Baldor 632E (http://www.mile-x.com/baldor-632e-bench-grinder.aspx) which runs at about $330 at some sites. Grizzly used to sell something similar (http://www.grizzly.com/products/h8126). I’ve also seen many variable speed 6-in grinders that can run as low as 2,000rpm. Would something like this suffice? Is there something else out there that I’m missing?
Also, he recommends the use of an 80 grit white aluminum oxide wheel. I’ve only been able to find 60 grit and 100 grit white aluminum oxide wheels in 6in sizes. There is a 7in wheel that has 80 grit WAO (http://www.use-enco.com/1/1/67288-34312-camelflex-80-grit-aluminum-oxide-surface-grinding-wheel.html). Any suggestions?
Thanks for any help. Being a complete noob I don’t know if I’m looking in the wrong place or if venturing away from Korn’s recommendations is going to cause me trouble later.