Diamond Wheels for Your Grinder.........??
I saw a video of Andre Martel using his "Hook Tool" that inspired me to contact him, and ask about pricing etc, as it sure looks like a great way to do some end-grain hollowing. While on his >> Website << I noticed his other offerings, the one that has really piqued my interest is the "Diamond Grinding Wheels" that he sells........
... I've fired off an e-mail to him, asking a bunch of questions, but the idea that an aluminum cored wheel, coated with quality diamond is very interesting.
The works surface is 1 1/2" and they come in 6" and 8" diameter. They are NOT cheap, going from $135 to $220 depending on the core (plastic is also offered) grit and size, but if you think about it, if they last 3 or 4 times longer than a normal grinding wheel (excepting Frank Fusco's 80 year old wheel ) then they would come to make sense. Also the fact that you would not need to flatten the wheels, or deal with the dusty mess that comes with that, I'm very keen to see what Andre has to say about this subject.
Does anyone have any experience with these kinds of wheels?
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