Tungsten grinder

  1. Munkul Member

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    last night I took the little redundant Wolf grinder, added one cheap diamond cup wheel with a 20mm bush, and cut out the guard to suit...

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    Still have to extend the toolrest for tungstens on the side, but works pretty well as it is... and sure beats using the 4hp belt grinder for sharpening tungstens every time.

    I might even make a fixed guide for 2.4mm tungstens at an angle.
     
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  2. AndersK Member

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    Just an advice, you need to hold the tungsten nearly vertical on that set-up
     
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  3. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

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    Vertical, with your hand at the top.
     
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  4. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Like this, I have it set like this, no adjustment required for acute 1.6 or chamfered 2.4
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  5. AndersK Member

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    Yeah, youre right, this should be mentioned.
    Not obvious to everybody that you only run against the edge on a slow wet stone :whistle:
     
  6. Munkul Member

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    Well yes... Vertical, with hand at the bottom.
    If you don't want burrs on the sharp end of the tungsten...
     
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  7. Maker

    Maker nEw mEmBeR

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    I've always sharpened with my hand at the bottom. :dontknow:
     
  8. Hopefuldave Member

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    I'm even cheaper, just added a flat diamond wheel (under a fiver off EvilBay*) between washer and wheel on one of the bench grinders, spin the tungsten in a cordless drill?

    But yes, point the tungsten against the wheel rotation to avoid burrs and snots.

    Dave H. (the other one)

    *"factory outlets" and others have them for a couple of quid at the mo, silicon carbide, diamond are a bit more
     
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