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Review by Ken90712 posted 04-25-2016 11:52 PM 3356 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m pretty new to turning, I’ve been learning and listening to all the advice from all the veterans on here. I have a wet grinder but that was not working for sharpening my chesils. All the help on here and Dave from D – Way Tools recommended the CBN. I bought the 180 grit 8 inch for my new Rikon 1 hp slow speed grinder. I bought the Wolverine jig as recommended as well.

I have to say once set up this is amazing and everything everyone said it would be. My chesils are razor sharp in 8 seconds, worth every penny Thx eveyone.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 04-26-2016 01:32 AM

Yep… You ARE having fun!

That is GOOD!

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#2 posted 04-26-2016 02:13 AM

Ken, I’ve not seen this before. Is it a diamond grinding wheel?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 04-26-2016 03:28 AM

Thanks for the review, Ken.

I have drooled over one of those wheel but they are $$. Guess I’ll continue using my old Tormek.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 04-26-2016 10:15 AM

Your setup looks great.CBN wheels and the Wolverine jig make a fantastic combo.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#5 posted 04-26-2016 11:45 AM

Thnx for your review Ken. Turn on

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 04-26-2016 01:40 PM

Ken, I ve not seen this before. Is it a diamond grinding wheel?

- DocSavage45

Nope. CBN (Cubic Boron Nitride) wheels don’t clog as easily as diamond wheels, and for HSS, carbide, etc. are supposed to last longer than diamond wheels.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#7 posted 04-26-2016 04:02 PM

Oh great ! Now I have something ELSE to add to my wish list !

Thanks for the review !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 04-26-2016 04:37 PM

That looks real good Ken and should serve you well. I have a Tormek wet grinder and it really isn’t suitable for the initial grind on HSS lathe tools, so I when I change the angle or the shape of a bevel I first grind it on a regular bench grinder and then finish up on the Tormek. After that the Tormek works real well to refresh the bevels.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 04-26-2016 05:06 PM

Looks great, wish I had one too.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#10 posted 06-02-2016 06:04 PM

These are amazing!
I just got a set of CBN wheels from Cuttermaster for my Darex drill sharpener, and love them.

In fact, you’ve inspired me, I’ll have to put up a review :)

-- Without the wood, it's just working

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#11 posted 06-03-2016 02:20 PM

Congratulations and awesome cyber, we all here about the next greatest tool. It have to say this one lives up to what everyone told me. These are amazing for sharpening turning tools.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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