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    Grinder & Wolverine System

    The Wolverine System instructions pertain to a 8" grinding wheel. Can this be configured to using a 6" wheel variable speed grinder? What would the change in measurements require?

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    Yes it will and it will come with the instructions to tell you how high to set the grinder. The 8" will just give you less of a hollow grind on the tools.

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    Hollow grind

    Jay, What do you mean, less of a hollow grind"?

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    Hollow grind is caused by the dia of the stone the bigger the wheel the flatter the grind the only thing I can think of to compare to is a cove cut where the tool comes in contact with the stone. If that makes any since to ya if not I might be able to find something on here to explain it better.
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    John check this out it might help to see what I am trying to say

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grind
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    Jay is right. Personally, I would not recommend, or use, a 6" wheel for wood working tool sharpening.
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    John,

    People are right when they say an 8" wheel would be closer to ideal. On the other hand, I'm still using a 6" wheel with my wolverine, and muddle along just fine...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Grinder

    Thanks for all the helpful hints. I get what you mean Jay. Now......minus the wheel covers can I use an 8" wheel on a 6" grinder? With the elevating of the grinder to required distance and height, it should have clearance for a larger wheel.

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    if you remove the wheel cover, you can install a buffing wheel but the cover is need to be in place when grinding because grinding without the REST is not so simply or easy

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    I tried that, John. But the 8" wheels with no covers was an accident looking for a place to happen. Those wheels take hide off real quick! Too scary.

    I could not find the grinder I wanted so I went with a 1" strip sander. I have an 80 and 120 grit blue zirconium belts plus a leather belt with the green stick.

    Super sharp. I like it so well, I have stopped looking for a grinder. I did have the strip sander that I used little. I also had a 2 speed motor - 1150 & 1725 RPM. I wired it to run at both RPM'S. A few minor mods and it works real well with the Wolverine.

    As a bonus, the tool never gets hot. I can hold my fingers right near the belts while sharpening without the tool even getting warm.

    Second bonus is that I can still used the strip sander for its primary purpose. Just change the belt.

    I'll take some pix later and post them, if you wish.

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