Anyone have experience with this wet grinder?

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Forum topic by Thorbjorn88 posted 09-28-2020 06:38 PM 335 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-28-2020 06:38 PM

I found this in my late dad’s garage this week while visiting my mom. He wasn’t a woodworker so I don’t know what he uses this for. I use a 6” bench grinder with white wheels to grind bevels on my plane irons. This has a 10” wet wheel and a 5” dry wheel. I’d have to ship this to myself if I wanted to use it. I don’t have any experience with wet wheels, do you think this would be a big enough upgrade over my bench grinder to make it worth the effort of shipping?

-- Dave

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#1 posted 09-28-2020 07:24 PM

That looks a lot like the Delta Model 23-700 wet/dry grinder with Shop Smith labels?
The Delta sharpener was released in 1980’s. Have not seen one in wild for several decades?
They were very expensive new, and just like Tormek wet grinder; out of my price range.


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#2 posted 09-28-2020 07:27 PM

That’s a nice find. You should try to keep it. I certainly would

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#3 posted 09-28-2020 07:54 PM

I’d keep it. I have the Delta version of the same setup in the garage. I bought it when I got my lathe and wood turning tools in the mid 80’s. Great way to keep them sharp without burning. As a side note, it also keeps my fishing hooks sticky sharp!

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#4 posted 09-28-2020 09:14 PM

I have what looks like the exact same grinder but in a Grizzly version. It’s ok for touching up, but anything else I find it very slow. I don’t use mine much and wouldn’t trade it for a bench grinder with a white wheel for nothing.

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