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#1 posted 02-15-2017 09:03 PM

Most low speed grinders are about 1750; you stated yours is 1100+ so you are already 2/3 the speed of a low speed. I would try it where it is. I’m not sure where slow is too slow but you still want to remove material effectively.
My wheels are the standard white but when I do replace I will probable go with the Norton 3X (blue) from all that I have heard. Everyone says the CBN’s are great and I am sure they are. I typically only need to resharpen once or twice per turning, being frugal I can’t justify the CBN for my use.

I usually just hone by hand and I would keep doing that for bench or carving tools. The MDF is use a lot for honing but it must be ran backwards. The wheel is charged with cutting paste and this would be acceptable to bench or carving tools. I do have a Cratex wheel (rubberized) in one location for honing to a wire edge and then a cloth buffing wheel in another charged with jewelers rogue. I also hone my skews and parting tools by hand because it is quicker to give them a few stokes on a diamond plate than go to my grinding station.

None of what I do may meet with your needs or expectations.

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