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Forum topic by 3285jeff posted 10-23-2014 02:15 PM 1085 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-23-2014 02:15 PM

I am considering getting the wolvernine jig or one way jig for sharpening lathe tools and by the reasearch i have done everyone seems to think this is the best,,,,my question is do i need a 8 inch grinder to use it with,,,right now i have a sears variable speed 6 inch grinder,,,,and what wheel would be the best to use for your sharpening,,,,i know i have asked alot of questions on here but i just wanted to get others advice that has been turning for awhile,,,,thank you

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#1 posted 10-23-2014 02:48 PM

The Wolverine jig comes with instructions how to set it up. It explains what to do for a 6” grinder…... Jerry (in Tucson)

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#2 posted 10-23-2014 04:50 PM

... and what wheel would be the best to use for your sharpening …

You need friable wheels (white or blue). The grey wheels that come with most grinders are not appropriate for use with HSS tools.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 10-23-2014 05:03 PM

I have been using basic One Way sharpening jig & Vari-grind jig for years. I have a 6” Craftsmen single speed grinder with 46 & 80 grit friable wheels. When that grinder dies will buy an 8” single speed grinder.

I buy these AL friable wheels, after shopping around for best price. Been buying my wheels at these two vendors years cannot buy them in my town.

I have used white, pink and blue wheels from different manufacturers seems Camel CNC and Norton sold by all woodturning vendors today.

-- Bill

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#4 posted 10-28-2014 01:35 PM

I have the wolverine jig and like it well. I use the Woodcraft 8” slow speed grinder with mine. I am not sure if I would like a 6” and the grinder should be slow speed. The Woodcraft slow speed grinder comes with the white wheels.

-- Bill R

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