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Re: For your only CBN wheel I suggest.....

Neil Strong
I added a #360 from D-way to my existing #180 and can't say that I found it was a lot different for bowl gouges, which I mainly use them for. I reported on my experience with any differences (minimal) between those two grits in the following thread posted elsewhere.

https://www.woodworkforums.com/f8/180-360-cbn-grinding-wheel-230695

I don't do enough skew work to justify a higher grit wheel, so can't comment on those.

Some have gone with a #240 for a one size fits all. From my experience I can see why.

BTW, my old #120 WoodRiver diamond matrix wheel produces a finer grind than either of my CBNs. No I can't explain that or why it has worn almost imperceptibly despite having been used used many thousands of times and despite the advice that diamond is not suitable for use on steel. Perhaps the advice given for heavy industrial use doesn't apply so much to lighter home/craft workshop use.

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