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Contact Wheels

Discussion in 'Grinders' started by Hyde_me, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. Hyde_me

    Hyde_me New Member

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    Ok, time for everyone to chime in. I am building a 2 x 72 grinder and want to use a contact wheel for doing some hollow grinding. Do I use a serrated wheel or solid? Will a 10 inch wheel give a shallower grind than a 6 inch wheel? Do I want a 70A duro wheel or a 90A wheel? Any thoughts?:)
     
  2. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    serrated if you can.......more but well worth it..........6'' 8'' 10'' wheels will give you different heights obviously, depends on steel width too and how high you wanna go...........
    I'll throw a wrench in the mix , I know a guy that grinds beautiful deep hollow grinds with a 4.5'' wheel........lots of options for different results thats the cool thing about it , there is nothing set in stone when it comes to knife-making
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I use the 10" it's smooth and I am pretty sure I read it was Duro 70. From Grizzly. Great for general purpose work. A 6" would better suit smaller knives or razors.
     
  4. jonliss

    jonliss Active Member

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    Where is a good place to get wheels? Looked at Rob's site, but didn't see much for wheels.
     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Beaumont Metalworks has them. A few years ago they didn't ship to Canada, but now I believe they do.
    Also, I see them in a variety of sizes on Jantz Supply's web site. As the Jantz part numbers start with "BM" I am going to guess they come from the same place.

    Dan
     

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