Hand Tools

Subject:
Bingo!

David Weaver
That's what I found - only the really fine compounds or slower cutting abrasives were pointless (the rouge bar with no alumina in it is an interesting idea - too slow, though).

Linde A was too slow to be practical (not a surprise given that it's .3 micron and extremely closely graded).

The speed of the wheel above and beyond what you get with a drill makes it a lot easier to just take a bit off of the tip quickly, and that little bit sort of hides any lack of finish on the back. As long as honing removes the tip and refreshes the apex back to normal ("pointy"), it's easy to do again the next time.

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