CGW - Aluminum Oxide 8" x 1" Grinding Wheel, White, 120 Grit
Aluminum Oxide Grinding Wheels are a giant step above the conventional gray, hard, slow cutting wheels which tend to burn tools as the grinding surface becomes dull and glazed. Made of granulated...
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- 8" diameter, 1" wide, 120-grit grinding wheel
- Sharpens faster, with less danger of taking the temper out of the tool
- Granulated aluminum oxide with a vitrified white bond
- 8" wheels have reducer bushings to fit 3/4" and 5/8" shafts
- Also available in 6"
uselesss, check for metal bushing mentioned in other review to possibly salvage this stinker!
Good Israeli Grinding Wheel
Wheel is well balanced and can be set to run "true". Oversized ID requires (comes with) a plastic telescoping adapter. No metal reducers seem to be available. Time will tell whether plastic adapter is sufficient. I would prefer a metal adapter/ hubs. Even better would be a 5/8" ID so no adapter would be necessary.
Plastic bushing unusable with 5/8" arbor
The plastic bushing is useless on anything other than 1" arbor. First time you run it up to speed, it will begin to wobble. So, for 5/8ths arbor, you'll need to order a steel bushing from [...] (part #8491A562), about $10 plus shipping. 1-star as sold for 5/8ths arbor, 4-stars with replacement steel bushing.
the hub spacers are so soft and loose that they fall out after the first vibration test. do NOT buy this unless you have a 1" shaft.
catalog description fooled me
It was far more aggressive then I thought it would be.I'm very good at sharpening but even with the lightest touch I would "burn" the very tip of my knives....see[@]
Would not recommend
I purchased the wheel from Woodcraft to sharpen wood turning tools, however it was unuseable. The wheel wobbled so bad it could not be balanced. I called mfg. and they said to call place of purchase and they would send it to the mfg and then I would get a new one. I needed one then, not weeks later. Definitely will not buy another.