I have been using CBN grinding wheels for sharpening my turning tools for a year and have found them to be a real asset. The wheels are factory balanced, which makes my grinders run very smooth. The grinding wheels have 11/2" face to use, they don't need any dressing therefore I don't have the mess of truing wheels and I don't breathe the dust related to dressing wheels. There is no bluing of the steel, as these grinding wheels put very little heat into the tool. In a normal sharpening, you can still touch the end of the tool. If you noticed in the pictures of the grinders, I have removed the guards. You can remove the guards with these wheels because there is no chance of them blowing up. With the guards off, you have better light and no shadows from the guards when sharpening your tools. You still should use eye protection. I use 180 grit for my beading tools, skews and spindle gouges. I use 80 grit for shaping and sharpening any of my larger turning tools. They do produce a great edge.The CBN wheels are specifically designed to grind HSS.
Posted by Gary on Jan 20th 2018
I purchased the 180 grit wheel a month ago and yesterday I used it for the first time to sharpen my jointer knives and chisels. All I can say is wow!!! I have a Tormek and it takes forever to remove nicks from knives etc. This wheel took seconds and there was never a moment when the tool I was sharpening got overly hot.
The only thing better than the wheel is Dave's customer service!!!! When I ordered my wheel Dave sent me an email reminding me to check the arbor size on my grinder......which he had specifically mentioned in his video. He could have just assumed my arbor was 1" and sent the wheel, but he check with me first. Now that's customer service.
This was my first purchase from D-Way, but it won't be my last.
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Posted by Wesley Daniels on Jan 14th 2017
The service received from D-way second to none. The !0" wheel I received from Dave fit my grinder like a glove. The wheel itself when used to sharpen my scrapers does a very polished job allowing me to use them straight from the grinder without having to raise a burr as with my old grinder wheels. With little or no pressure the efficiency of the sharpening creating very little heat or sparks are truly a joy to use. thank-you Dave.
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