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Started by SRT.cni, August 14, 2022, 09:53:53 PM

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SRT.cni

Hi All out there.
I just thought I would put my nose into the forum.
On my old m/c I decided to make a modification by making a new stainless steel main shaft no more rust problems changing the wheel ( annealed 440C )to carry the wheels and instead of having the leather honing wheel on it both ends can carry a regular or diamond wheel. Now I have a 300 grit CBN wheel on one end and a 1200 grit cbn wheel on the other.
So far I am well pleased with the new setup as the 1200 grit wheel is almost as good as the leather one but then times quicker.
Your thoughts on this. I only sharpen my knives and chisels etc no business involvement.

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Quote from: SRT.cni on August 14, 2022, 09:53:53 PM
Hi All out there.
I just thought I would put my nose into the forum.
On my old m/c I decided to make a modification by making a new stainless steel main shaft no more rust problems changing the wheel ( annealed 440C )to carry the wheels and instead of having the leather honing wheel on it both ends can carry a regular or diamond wheel. Now I have a 300 grit CBN wheel on one end and a 1200 grit cbn wheel on the other.
So far I am well pleased with the new setup as the 1200 grit wheel is almost as good as the leather one but then times quicker.
Your thoughts on this. I only sharpen my knives and chisels etc no business involvement.

I think if you're stopping after the 1200g wheel, you're most likely leaving a (pretty decent) burr on the edge.  So I guess it just depends on whether the knife/chisel/etc. works for you.  But a properly deburred edge would most likely perform better / last longer.

If you want an easy finishing step (at least for knives), consider adding something like a fine ceramic rod... a couple of light alternate passes should give a noticeable improvement.  (There are of course, other methods... just picking a quick & easy one).
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