Hand Tools

Subject:
read my article on wheels

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
The thing that turns the wheel is unimportant for things like chisels and plane blades. Given the proper wheel I can grind, and demonstrated many times, a Stanly blade on an grit 60 to 120 at 3600 rpm........so long as the wheel is pink and soft, no more than H grade. Pink is ideal for tool steels. Why does everyone sell white....?

Disclaimer- I used to need a slower speed for control, not burning. But with a light practiced touch I can grind anything on a soft crowned wheel. I typically use a 120 pink for sharpening, and 80 for major bevel reorganization.

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