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#1 posted 09-04-2017 02:26 PM

I was just reading about the spartan wheels myself.
My concern is that they are only 1” wide.
Designed to fit the grinder and be able to leave the guard in place.
I chose the 1.5” radius edge wheel. While I am happy with the quality of the wheel, my chose
to buy the radius edge was a mistake.
I find it difficult to stay on the wheel sometimes while sharpening a bowl gouge.
I wish I had bought the square edge wheel, and now the only option is the new Mega square.
Its priced at what I believe I paid for the radius edge wheel a couple years ago.
I also only have the 180 grit CBN wheel.
I use a norton 80 grit stone wheel for rough work.
Also was just on woodturner wonder site. looks like the spartan wheels are out of stock for some time. only 350 grit in stock.
I only use it to change the grind on a new tool, if needed. Or if I damage a tool (drop it.) and need to fix it.
So far I have not needed to re visit the 80 grit wheel.
Reality, I have not touched the 80 grit wheel in over a year now.
And I felt I could not justify the cost of the second cbn wheel.

-- John

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