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#1 posted 03-03-2021 02:08 AM

I have the 1” belt sander, and the wheels. I have the CBN’s and the little white puppies. Based on my first hand knowledge and experience, I’d say:

- get the slowest or most variable speed grinder you can, so you can control (limit) the heat the process builds up, AND avoid taking off pounds of metal, with each sharpening.

- use jigs, whether home made or commercial.

- bigger is better with wheels (notice all the cars did not drop to 13” wheels?). Go with 8”, rather than 6”.

- I love my belt for quick touch ups.

- I love my grinder in conjunction with jigs (the Oneway Wolf critters for my grinder).

- after using the belt for a while, I am always amazed at the improved cut when I go back to the jigs.

- the CBN wheels hurt, at purchase, but the powder left behind, using them, is metal and not the wheel, seemingly forever.

- in a pinch, you only need one CBN, for me it would be the 180.

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