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Norton Grinding & Sharpening Wheels
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Norton Grinding & Sharpening Wheels
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can I sharpen my knives with them?

Asked on 06/28/2014 by Undisclosed

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I use ours to sharped drill bits, so I would think knives are no problem.

Answered on 06/28/2014 by BILL INDUSTRIAL SERVICES
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I purchased this grinding/sharpening wheel with the intent of sharpening shop hand tools and misc. blades of different types. The Norton wheel I use at work is fantastic. Long lived, easily hones with a diamond tool and at the right rpm, is fantastic for chisels, drill bits and thicker blades. Although I beleive there are better suited tools to sharpen knives, it may handle a little more aggressive ,.... say... machete style knives! Theres a world out there of tools specific to knives. Myself and a buddy have had quality issues with these wheels though. We both ended up with lopsided wheels, but out of frustration, never pursued a return. But as I stated earlier, at work, we have a fantastic set of Norton wheels that are still holding strong. I guess its a matter of luck. Anyhow, if you're searching for a general purpose wheel for shop tools, u might end up with a good one. If your looking for kitchen knife type sharpening, you might be better suited to continue researching. Best of luck.

Answered on 06/29/2014 by JASON LIGGETT
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can you use the fine grit wheel stone to take out scratches in knife blade?

Asked on 06/09/2012 by Undisclosed

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Grinding wheels are normally used for removing a lot of metal fast. A fine grit wheel will leave you with a smoother finish, but also increases the chance of burning the metal (turning it blue). For scratches on the side of a flat ground knife, I would use sandpaper placed on a flat surface like a table saw. While holding the end of the paper with one hand, slide the blade across going from the edge to the back of the blade. Start with 220 grit wet/dry paper or emry cloth and go up from there for the desired shine. A hollow ground blade can be cleaned up by placing the knife in a vise, be sure to protect the handle with a rag, and using the same 220 paper by hand and rubbing in the same direction as the existing machine marks. The blade edge should always be pointing away from your hand. An alternative would be a buffing wheel with the rouge of your choice. Start with light pressure and keep the blade moving to ensure a consistent finish. Be sure the edge of the blade is facing away from the rotation of the wheel. This method can give you a mirror finish and will work on a flat blade too. As with a grinding wheel, things can happen fast so go easy and check your progress often. Regardless of the method you choose, Jamestown should have what you need. Be sure to wear your safety gear, face shield, safety glasses, etc., when operating power tools. Good Luck

Answered on 06/12/2012 by REGIS RUSNOCK
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Based i On my experience with chisels and turning tools, i dont think so. A fine wheel will give a smooth grind but it will have discernible grinding marks. I would suggest using fine carborundum or progressively finer emery cloth/ auto finishing sandpaper, irking up to 1200 grit. You might also look at micro abrasives fom another source

Answered on 08/07/2012 by STEVEN RINGER
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It has 1 inch center hole. Mine is 1/2 . Have a reducer for the center hole?

Asked on 11/20/2011 by Undisclosed

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Wheel comes with a 1/2 in sleeve.

Answered on 01/01/2012 by KEZAR KHOKHA
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I believe mine did come with a reducer included. It's a bunch of plastic cut outs that you can add/remove to fit different arbor sizes (1/2, 5/8's etc). I however was not happy with the fit of these, and ended up using a brass adapter from mcmaster that was 1" x 1/2" and it made the wheel much smoother on the machine for me (this might have just been my wheel/machine however).

Answered on 11/21/2011 by THOMAS SPOONER
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