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tomakazi

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06-02-2009 11:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sharpening turning carving lathe carving tool question tip

I was looking to get a wet grinder and I am interested in the ones made by grizzly. I have some grizzly tools and love ‘em. Sure there are some things that could be better, but isn’t there always! For the price I alway recomend my grizzly tools. I don’t know too much about wet grinders.

THANKS

Tom

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#1 posted 06-03-2009 12:13 AM

I have not used the Grizzley but have used the Tormek. If the Grizz preforms anything like the Tormek, you will love it.

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#2 posted 06-03-2009 12:24 AM

Thanks lew. The Tormek is the best 4 sure, but once you get all the attachments…thats a lot of $$$. deep down inside I want to get it , I just don’t know how offten I’ll use it.

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#3 posted 06-03-2009 12:38 AM

Tomakazi, I have the grizzly. It’s okay, but I wish I had the $ for the tormek. I don’t give it a 10, but for the price it sharpens my tools just fine.

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#4 posted 06-03-2009 12:49 AM

thanks kolwdwrkr

Is the cost of the Tormek justified? if so Why? How offten do you use yours?

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#5 posted 06-03-2009 01:33 AM

I have not used any of the wet grinders. I have a work sharp and it works great for chisels and plane blades. if you have other tools that you use frequently that you want the grizzly or Tormex for maybe that’s what you should to get . I think it might be better for turning or carving tools other wise the work sharp works great.

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#6 posted 06-03-2009 02:09 AM

Thanks Jim. I am a turner, as for carving I haven’t done too much. I do have some high-end carving tools that I picked up at a pawnshop. so there will be some carving in my future.

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#7 posted 06-03-2009 02:39 AM

I have this one.
http://www.grizzly.com/products/Slow-Speed-Grinder/G1036
I also bought this attachment.
http://www.grizzly.com/products/Accu-Sharp-Jig-For-Slow-Speed-Grinder-Stubby-Chisels/G4570

All I’ve tried on it is hand chisels and turning tools. It did ok. I haven’t got anything razor sharp, but maybe it’s me. I just match the angle that’s there, and go for it. It helps to use a sharpie to color the bevel you want to cut. That tells you if you are lined up right. If you have to change the angle, the big stone wheel is not the way to go, it takes a long time. I did just change the stone wheel, so it does get a lot of use. It is a good quality tool for not a lot of money, but it is limited for what it does. I use a wolverine for the gouges, but the slow speed does good on a skew chisel.

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#8 posted 06-03-2009 02:59 AM

Thanks Hairy, thats helpful. Right now I’m using 2 bench grinders and a disc and belt sander combo. freehand. I think its time to upgrade.

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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