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Bill Mains
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Which CBN wheel
      #6621864 - 01/05/14 12:04 PM

Gonna do it, now which one? and which stone to leave on other side? Thanks...Bill

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AHill
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Re: Which CBN wheel new [Re: Bill Mains]
      #6621894 - 01/05/14 12:15 PM

I got the 180 grit wheel. I don't do a lot of reshaping, so it was great for me. And it cuts very quickly. I got the D-Way radiused wheel. It has a 1/4" radius on either side, which makes grinding scrapers and highly swept tools a lot easier.

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Steve K
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Re: Which CBN wheel new [Re: Bill Mains]
      #6621903 - 01/05/14 12:19 PM

I also bought the 180 grit from Dway tools. Good guy to do business with. Call him, he'll take the time to help you buy what need. I have 60 grit on the other side.

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Wildwood
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Re: Which CBN wheel new [Re: Bill Mains]
      #6622032 - 01/05/14 02:17 PM

I like D-Way tools the best because has widest wheels. I need a new grinder because wheel shaft not long enough on my grinder. Suggest you watch video and make sure wheel will fit whatever grinder you have.

http://d-waytools.com/tools-diamond-grinding-wheels.html

Packard Woodworks sells a narrower wheel, still have same problem and need a new grinder.

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Arlin Eastman
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Re: Which CBN wheel new [Re: Bill Mains]
      #6622051 - 01/05/14 02:29 PM

Bill

Good luck and I can not wait to hear how you like it.

I do not have one but would have to buy the 6" since that is the grinder my father in law had.

Arlin

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Joe A M
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Re: Opti-Grind CBN wheel new [Re: Bill Mains]
      #6622403 - 01/05/14 07:19 PM

I have a 180 grit Opti-Grind CBN wheel it's also 1 1/2" wide & also has CBN on the side for side grinding. I little pricier than the D-way but I have no regrets & would buy one again if I were to ever have a need for another.

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Wipedout
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Re: Opti-Grind CBN wheel new [Re: Joe A M]
      #6622504 - 01/05/14 08:49 PM

The new dway have it on the side as well

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Martin S.
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Re: Which CBN wheel new [Re: Bill Mains]
      #6917461 - 01/03/15 01:37 AM

bump

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robo hippy
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Re: Which CBN wheel new [Re: Martin S.]
      #6917792 - 01/03/15 01:23 PM

If you are only getting one, I would get the 180 grit. I do prefer Dave at D Way, and will admit that I consider him a good friend. I also prefer the 1 1/2 inch wide wheels. I have never gone off the edge of one of them while sharpening my gouges and put a big divot in the wing of my gouge. I did that a number of times with the 1 inch wide wheels, even with gouge jigs and free hand sharpening. I have not found any difference in how any of the wheels cut, and I have done a lot of sharpening with the D Way, the Optigrind, and the Cuttermaster which is made in Canada. The Optigrind is available through both Woodcraft and Craft Supplies in a 1 inch wide version. There is another one on the market from Woodturning Wonders. I haven't checked one out in person, but they cost less, and seem to be identical to the ones from D Way. He does have one with radius edges, and a 1/2 inch wide side grind option. I haven't made up my mind about the radius edges. Only real advantage I can see with them is when sharpening hollowing bits because it is easier to push the bit around the side rather than rotating it. Dave does have a video clip of it up on his web site. I have an article up on my web site about CBN wheels that I did for Woodturning Design, but the parent company that published them went bankrupt before it got published.I think it covered every question I have seen about CBN wheels. I am not sure if the pictures are up with it or not. www.robohippy.net

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David Delo
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Re: Which CBN wheel new [Re: robo hippy]
      #6917824 - 01/03/15 02:16 PM

Woodturning Wonders is now offering the CBN wheel not only with the radius but adds a 1" side coat for doing non-hollow grinding of skews and scrapers with a 9mm 90 degree space shoulder on the inside edge of the wheel for making relief/taper cuts on hook type or box scrapers. 4 usable functions in 80, 180, 220 & 350 grits.

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