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Forum topic by SloLouie posted 07-20-2009 02:12 AM 699 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-20-2009 02:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sharpening question

I recently purchased Grizzly’s T10010 slow speed sharpener. So far I’m happy with the quality (made in Germany),
but I’m not sure about sharpening. Do I sharpen with the wheel rotation (tool rest on the side) or against the rotation (tool rest on the top). The new guy needs to know!

Cheers,
Rob

-- "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green


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#1 posted 07-20-2009 02:20 AM

The quality of what?

-- David, Tools4solidsurface.com

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#2 posted 07-20-2009 02:27 AM

Quality of construction, trueness of the wheel, ease of assembly

-- "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green

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#3 posted 07-20-2009 02:31 AM

How about the quality of the sharpening and what exactly is this made to sharpen? Blades, bits. knives?

-- David, Tools4solidsurface.com

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#4 posted 07-20-2009 02:46 AM

I normally go “Against the wheel”...So tool rest on top in most case’s

-- Don S.E. OK

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#5 posted 07-20-2009 02:48 AM

I sharpen everything from chisels and drill bits to lawn mower blades with the wheel moving down to the cutting edge.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 07-20-2009 02:54 AM

Thanks Don and Topamax, I really appreciate the help. Now it off to the garage and practice.
Cheers!

-- "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green

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#7 posted 07-20-2009 02:59 AM

same here i usually do against the wheel. its not really a big deal though which way

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#8 posted 07-20-2009 02:59 AM

Maintain your angle, it usually doesn’t take much to sharpen most things unless you have a bunch of nicks to level out. Not sure if this is a wet system, but at slow speed you probably don’t need to worry much, but keep the edge cool by dipping in water. No burning :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 07-20-2009 03:15 AM

Bob,
It’s a wet system. And Rob…what Bob said about your angle is very true…just take your time and practice/play with it and it will be fine.

-- Don S.E. OK

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