My question is what type of grinding wheel is needed, a green silicon carbide or a different type with a synthetic diamond abrasive, etc. What have some of used, and would the angle grinder be better for sharpening carbide runners.
Page 2 of 2 - Question about purchasing a grinding wheel to sharpen carbide runners - posted in Sledding - General Discussion: A bench grinder with a green silicon wheel is the best way I have found for sharpening runners. If you pay attention and dont let them get too bad, you can make runners last a long time.
If you are grinding brazed carbide bits, the carbide type grinder you show, with a diamond wheel, is a good choice. A green Silicon carbide wheel is OK for rough shaping, but you must use a diamond wheel for the final cutting edge. I use the grinder made by Baldor (USA) with a green wheel on one end and a diamond on the other.
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A good diamond coated bench grinder wheel for the carbide,gets them better than new. need a decent benchgrinder and steel grinding wheel to get the holder in right shape BEFORE grinding the carbide. “A good diamond coated bench grinder wheel for the carbide…
Assuming you're talking about brazed carbide tools, the best way is with a high speed wet diamond wheel mounted on a machine with a table that tilts to establish front and side relief. Carbide does not lend itself well to offhand grinding, although it can be ground that way.
May 13, 2017· Wheels will clog with sharpening and grinding so clean the wheel surface if glazing is apparent. Following are five top selling wheels: POWERTEC 15501 1/2″ Arbor 60-Grit Silicon Carbide Grinding Wheel, 6″ by 3/4″ The Powertec wheels are composed of green silicon carbide
Think this over very carefully and do not get talked into purchasing a wheel simply because it will last longer than any other. This is a very false economy and you will pay in lost time as well as in cracked and poorly ground carbide. For more articles on Grinding or Sharpening Saw Blades.
A diamond wheel has to be used to sharpen carbide cutters. Stihl sells a diamond wheel for the USG grinder, and diamond wheels are available for other grinders. Unless you use carbide chain a lot, it is cheaper to send them away to have them sharpened. I think it cost me about $25.00 to have mine sharpened. The wheels are over $150.00.