New Porter Cable 8" Variable Speed Grinder
Last night on the way to the Superiorland Turners club meeting, I stopped at Lowes and checked out the new Porter Cable 8" Variable Speed grinder - 2000 to 3600 rpm. Although I have checked it out in the past, I needed to make sure that the Wolverine sharpening system could bolt under it. I had read a post somewhere that the Wolverine wont work on this grinder. It will and it does.
Now that I have it home, I mounted it on my grinding station tonight with the Wolverine grinding system as can be seen in the pictures below.
I sharpened several tools that I had just sharpened on my old 6" grinder. I was able to get a much better edge on the tools with the new grinder. The first thing I did to the wheels was dressed them with the diamond dresser.
The last shot shows the area that I have set up for turning. There is a debate going on in my head on whether the saw needs to move a little to the left. Actually, it really isnt in the way...... yet.
Rich (the Yooper)
"To the world, you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world."
"Common sense is not so common."