View Full Version : Benchgrinder-What wheel?

06-25-2001, 05:12 PM
A question for you guys using a benchgrinder to sharpen blades,what wheel do you use,course,med,fine?

06-25-2001, 05:33 PM
My grinder has both, course and fine on it. I use the course only if I need to take off alot, such as if I hit a rock and it dented it good. Otherwise its always the fine wheel.

06-25-2001, 05:40 PM
I always use the fine wheel. I think the course might take too much off the blade.

06-25-2001, 06:02 PM
If you want the blade to last long, take off only whats necessary to get it sharp and balanced.

You may have to make a quick run through the coarse wheel every now and then to get the big nick's and gouges out.

Hope this helps!

06-25-2001, 06:08 PM
Coarse....in moderation.

06-25-2001, 10:35 PM
Thanks guys,looks like it's a toss-up,i've been using only course but think i'll switch to fine.

06-25-2001, 11:21 PM
If you are in this business and plan to stay in it, buy a dedicated blade grinder. I just upgraded from a Fireball Jr. to a Fireball 300C this week. Brandlein Machine Co. http://www.gpweb.net/fireball I am not associated with them in any way, but Don Brandlein makes a superior product that works beyond your wildest dreams. Their prices are as good if not better than the "rest" and I had mine in 3 days! There is just no comparison from this to a bench grinder. YES, I have a bench grinder, but its purpose is to wire wheel clean the blade and de-bur the underside of the blade, thats it. Also invest in a QUALITY blade balancer. For these, go to http://www.magna-matic.com they are almost too accurate!

Happy sharpening!!