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My Opinion...

david weaver
...Just kidding.

Whatever you get, you'll be pleased with it. As much as I like traditional, I cannot deny just how good a CBN wheel is, regardless of the grit chosen. I also purchased form WTW.

Wait, that was an opinion. Can't resist.

Here's my other one. You'll have functional trouble getting an iron to sit flat and contact an entire wheel (I have the 1" wide wheel with radius edges, not sure if it's still current). The radius is nice to have, but getting continuous spark along a straight line from left to right is secondary to relieving the hollow evenly.

Derek egged me on, too. I liked the pink wheels a lot, but they're expensive, and CBN will be more economical in the end. The stuff that flies off the wheel will just be metal dust and not abrasive particles - another nice perk.

(my thoughts on grit size - I got the 80 grit wheel. It's fairly brash, but it settles in and is great for hollows. Any of the wheels in the 200ish and down will do fine with hollows. If you're going to dedicate a wheel to hollows, though, 80 is a good choice. Up from that some would be a better idea for turning tools if you don't stone the edge after refreshing). After settling in, the 220 wheel would probably be really fine.

One side thought if you ever make tools, I doubt you're supposed to grind mild steel with these, but I have from time to time when making tools. They are more precise than a conventional wheel, but mild steel and other metals have some grip, and I'd imagine they could shorten wheel life. If you don't need a sharp corner, one of the radius wheels that also has a flat on the side would probably be fine for everything. If you need the corner, though, then the corner wheel it is. The radius is handy for things like wider hollows and rounds.

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flattening Waterstones- shapton pro
Another possibility presents itself......
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Quick and dirty summary:
Atoma - $64
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