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Started by mptvexl, June 15, 2022, 07:10:16 PM
Quote from: mptvexl on June 15, 2022, 07:10:16 PMHi I borrowed a wheel dresser from a friend to true up my wheel. It's a fairly old basic model that has no screw thread adjustments just an attachment that goes on the bar running across the wheel to which you slide on the square section tube which has the diamond dresser in it. When he gave it to me he pointed out the the jagged edge of the diamond saying that this is what is cutting. I've trued my stone but noticed later that the diamond tip was smooth. I looked on line and all the diamond tips I've looked at are smooth but when he lent it to me it was definitely rough feeling.. Am I just unfortunate and the tip wore out whilst I was using it or is it still good. Remember it is an old style dresser. I've added some photos. Thanks for looking Michael
Quote from: mptvexl on June 16, 2022, 10:02:32 AMHi Thanks for the reply. When he gave me the tool he pointed out the diamond which was definitely rough like you could feel the diamond which was like a set of points. I'm just wondering if this was an old style. I understand what you are saying as I have seen new ones on line and realise the technology of these. If you look at the photo of the diamond tip I have given you can see the score marks from the wheel. Well I can easily file it smooth. I'm adding another photo so you can compare. M
Quote from: mptvexl on June 16, 2022, 05:22:28 PMHi Thanks for the replies. I only filed it to show how soft it was which I did with a old needle file that was to hand. I would have thought it wouldn't file that easily. I've looked at the pdf and I definitely don't have diamonds like that on this tip. I am speculating that the tip does not expose more diamond as it wears down and going by some of the pictures where there the diamond spread is not uniform, like more diamond on one side than the other, suggests to me that the dresser loses it's diamonds eventually with use. M
Quote from: mptvexl on June 22, 2022, 09:20:13 AMHi to all those that helped me. I just thought I would give a FYI about the diamond tip which I got from Tormek support and that is only the first 2.5-3 mm of the tip has diamond in it and that mine has worn out. M
Quote from: mptvexl on June 22, 2022, 06:31:56 PMAint no new diamonds in that thar dresser
Quote from: From the manual p.138The cutting tip consists of diamond grains embedded in a cylinder of copper. The grains arepositioned irregularly like "raisins in a cake". During use, the soft copper will be worn and thediamond grains will stick out as peaks on the copper surface. Worn grains will after a periodof time be replaced by new ones. This design gives a long life to the tip.
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