I will chime in here. I agree with Gordon that speed is not a factor although I like slow speed. I had a 6 inch grinder at 3400 rpm. On certain tools I had trouble get the bevel that I wanted. I could never get the grind just right. After listening to the advice of Mike Mahoney and Ernie Conover I broke down and bought the Woodcraft 8" slow speed with the wolverine jig and haven't looked back. That was the best investment I made. Properly sharpened tools are the key to good turning.
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