We are now offering fine and extra fine CBN wheels 360 and 600 Grit.
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 WARREN CARLISLE on Jan 16th 2018
After using a friend's 80 grit CBN I was instantly sold on a CBN wheel. I ordered the 360 grit from D-Way as soon as I returned home and received it a day sooner than the shipping time estimate. I wish I had received it 2 years sooner. The 360 grit CBN replaced my 80 grit composite wheel and I left the stone age literally! Absolutely, Positively no comparison what-so-ever. I really did not notice any difference between my friends 80 grit CBN and my 360 grit CBN but I have not spent the time to compare. If you are considering a new wheel for your grinder do not even give it a second thought. The CBN wheel with the D-Way bushing runs extremely smooth, quiet and does not produce dust. I even love the ringing sound it makes! If there is a better sharpening wheel on the market please go thru D-Way to contact me and let me know ASAP so I can order one.
Posted by Robert on Dec 18th 2017
The wheel fit snugly on my 5/8 inch arbor after polishing(recommended).
The 180 Grit wheel cuts faster than expected and perhaps a little
coarser than I expected but this may be part of a 'breaking-in'
period. I am pleased by the reduction in abrasive dust.
Overall I am happy with this product and will probably purchase
another with different grit after I acquire more experience with it.
Posted by J R on Nov 26th 2017
The CBN wheel is smooth and easy to use. I should have bought one long ago.
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