I have one on a cordless dremel, it's a great tool... Does he not offer them anymore?
I've put the request in for the basic GBC bench mounted grinder now with a local supplier, FYI, I shall keep you all updated if/when it arrives
Quick review on here
Well, that seems fairly conclusive!
I made my own to fit on a corded dremel and it was great except for the cord
Bought a cordless one and fitted it to that and it is used all the time. I did find the diamond discs flexed in use and was going to turn a backing plate up for it but in the end I just shoved two discs together and it did exactly what I wanted and has the added benefit of having 4 sides worth of diamond before I have to go and try and find where I put the spare discs
Have you got a link for the wheel you used?
No idea, he responded to my PM last night, lets see
It was just listed on ebay as
"Electroplate Cup Bowl Shape Diamond Grinding Wheel" - the cheapest I could find. The diamond layer is very thin - holding up fine for now, but some of these diamond wheels I see have a a definite layer built up on them...
Had to get our machinist at work to make me a small bush to fit the shaft, too.
Cool, my friend is after one. Hoping he makes some more, or at least offers to sell his drawings so we can make them again. I have good access to local cnc shops now.
So we received our GBC TEG1 grinder at work this morning. Seems like a nice, simple to use, well built bit of kit.... for something that cost £40 to make in China, tops
Don't get me wrong, it's definitely fit for purpose, it just made me annoyed again at how much of a markup these things have.
We just used a grinder
Do you have a link to that diamond wheel you are using, also what size bench grinder is it on?
I bought one from Hudmut back in the day and it is excellent. I still keep in occasional touch with him and unfortunately he no longer makes them.
There is something similar advertised on fleabay called a Raptor. Not sure if it is any good though since it looks like the Sharpie one reviewed above.
at my present place of work they keep thousands of half length tungstens pre sharpened in the store and give em out
a handfull at a time ,it discourages lads from trying to sharpen them on the job with a grinder
a pin chuck to hold the tungsten makes on site sharpening a bit safer as you eventualy let it go due to heat
One of these with a grinder bolted to the bench was all we used
Normally I just use a flap disc and spin it in my fingers, it doesn’t get that hot
I had a hudmut one. It was well designed and made but the silly little Dremel it screws into let it down.
I really want a cordless sharpie for use on site. Don’t know how much it would cost to get one over here.
Whatever you do don’t get a liquid immersed tungsten grinding setup.
Esab had one that is the same as the ones tungstengrinders.co.uk sells.
More hassle than they are worth.
Ended up always using the dry grinding hand held jobs.
Edit: The neutrix 110V one was the kiddie. That thing was great.
Got some of the Neutrix ones at work, they're very good.
i have used the Ultima ones a lot
enclosed diamond wheel with liquid
work very well ! downside £1500 ish
if your 100 ft up a tower or jammed in a corner its good old angle grinder still got all me fingers after 40 years
Hse might disagree though
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