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Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
The difference between an oak and a pine 2 x 4 for a stud. Both strong enough. One more expensive.

For what I do I see no advantage. I have bought Radiac 7" surface grinder wheels for as little as $10 on sale at Travers. I have about 12 of them in various grits and hardness to test what was best for me. Conclusion: it doesn't matter about grit but hardness needs to be soft, about H. I can grind on anything and the "Fine" fixed diamond plate removes what ever the result is. Current list is about $25 on MSC.

A wheel every two years! I'm 10 years on my wheel and it has lost 1/2 inch of diameter. It's not like I haven't been doing woodworking the past 10 years. I rarely dress it. Little need to. 3600 rpm 120 grit Stanley thin blade. Need I say more about heat? Not an issue for me. Anyone burning blades either has too hard a wheel or improper technique.

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