Deburring Wheel Advice
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Need help choosing a deburring wheel for my bench grinder to help with sharpening.

It all started when I watched a couple of videos of Curtis Buchanan sharpening an adze and a large curved gouge. He uses a dry grinder, then a deburring wheel, and finishes with a buffing wheel and compound.

I decided to give it try his technique on a gouge with my CBN wheel. I was amazed at how well the grinding part worked. I didn't have a deburring wheel, so I finished with diamond plates and some waterstones. Got the gouge extremely sharp, but dished every one of my waterstones. It's not a good long-term solution, so I want to get a deburring wheel.

In one of the videos, Curtis says that he uses a Norton Bear Tex, so I went to buy one, but discovered that the choices are daunting.

Any suggestions? Do I want a unitized or convolute wheel? Do I want aluminum oxide or silicon carbide? Do I want a dense wheel?

Advice appreciated.

Thanks,

Steve
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#12
  Re: Deburring Wheel Advice by Steve Friedman (Need help choosing a...)
No responses, so I sent an e-mail to Curtis Buchanan and got a response this morning. I guess I should have checked Highland Hardware. Here's the answer if anyone's interested:

Highland

Steve
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  Re: Re: Deburring Wheel Advice by Steve Friedman (No responses, so I s...)
That looks a lot like the 3M wheel I use for removing light rust on plane bodies.
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  Re: Re: Deburring Wheel Advice by gMike (That looks a lot lik...)
How quickly does the wheel wear away? I have used something like that in my angle grinder to remove rust and the wheel was destroyed within a few minutes. Do I need to buy more than one?

Steve
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  Re: Deburring Wheel Advice by Steve Friedman (Need help choosing a...)
Hi Steve

I use 3M wheels. There are a wide range of densities and grits/fineness. You will need as fine as you can get and a hard wheel.

Regards from Perth

Derek
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  Re: Re: Deburring Wheel Advice by Steve Friedman (No responses, so I s...)
KBC has deburring wheels on sale. They come in AO or SC, fine or medium, and couple of densities, so your question is very pertinent .
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  Re: Re: Deburring Wheel Advice by Derek Cohen (Hi Steve[br][br]I us...)
Derek Cohen said:


Hi Steve

I use 3M wheels. There are a wide range of densities and grits/fineness. You will need as fine as you can get and a hard wheel.



Thanks Derek.

Actually Curtis Buchanan has been really helpful and mentioned the tendency of these wheels to round over the edge. The CBN wheel has been amazing, but unfortunately my carving gouges are way too wide to fit into the Tormek jig that I want to use. So, I came upon this looking for an alternative. Only problem is that I have more wheels than spaces on my grinder. I already double up my leather and felt wheels on one side, but if I put the deburring wheel on, I probably need to remove those and get a 2nd bench grinder just for them. Could justify my finally getting a dedicated buffer.

Steve
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  Re: Re: Deburring Wheel Advice by Downwindtracker2 (KBC has deburring wh...)
Downwindtracker2 said:


KBC has deburring wheels on sale. They come in AO or SC, fine or medium, and couple of densities, so your question is very pertinent .



Thanks. I just ordered the Bear Tex from Highland a little while ago. Highland made it easy because they only had 2 choices - medium and fine. The one I got is an aluminum oxide convolute wheel with fine abrasive and medium density. I'll report back when I get it.

Steve
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  Re: Re: Deburring Wheel Advice by Steve Friedman ([blockquote]Derek Co...)
for $40, the HF buffer ain't bad. I've had mine for 3 years now, still going strong. Check it out.

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  Re: Re: Deburring Wheel Advice by Admiral (for $40, the HF buff...)
Admiral said:


for $40, the HF buffer ain't bad. I've had mine for 3 years now, still going strong. Check it out.



Yup, that's what I was thinking. There's one down the road, but I get so confused by that place - yellow machines, orange machines, gray machines, gray machine with blue plates. You think there's any difference? I was actually thinking of getting an 8" one so that I could put an 8" cloth wheel on one side. I've been using a felt wheel with compound and really like it. Not as easy to dub the edge as it is with the leather wheel.

Steve
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