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Old 18-05-18, 11:55 AM   #1
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Default Grinder wheel dressing

Still moving the odd bit of kit from dad's workshop to mine, latest being a nice 8" Wolf bench grinder which I originally acquired (legitimately) from EMI. Have fitted a new fine wheel and wonder if it should be dressed before use?

BTW, do folk still use those horrible star-wheel dressers or the diamond bar type now they are available at a low price?

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Old 18-05-18, 12:29 PM   #2
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I use a half carat diamond dresser, got it from RDG tools..
Yes new wheels should be dressed, especially if they are slightly out of true....dont forget the blotters...
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Old 18-05-18, 12:44 PM   #3
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Cheers - hand held or positively guided?

Stone ring tested and blotters fitted!

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Sorry to hear about the Blotters.
What happened to them?
Did they recover?

Any way it just goes to show, you can't be too careful with grinding wheels.
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Yep, 5 mil of diazepam soon calmed them down.

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[snip] Have fitted a new fine wheel and wonder if it should be dressed before use?
Hi Nick,

Dressing not required if the wheel runs true.

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Old 18-05-18, 01:44 PM   #7
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Hand held should be fine.make sure you are wearing a dustmask and goggles when you dress the wheel.the dust is not good for you.and the bits flying off are travelling at great speed.

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Hand held should be fine.make sure you are wearing a dustmask and goggles when you dress the wheel.the dust is not good for you.and the bits flying off are travelling at great speed.

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I prefer to use a full face shield, stops bits peppering my face

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I prefer to use a full face shield, stops bits peppering my face

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Lol....full kevlar body armour for me..
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Looking at the Youtube vids on star wheel dressers is most misleading as some appear to show the 'leverage lugs' not engaged behind the tool rest!
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