I'm a newbie (both to ww and the wreck) read the FAQ and searched the
archive but think I have a new one.
Why is there a deep, angled groove in the left tool rest of the 6"
variable speed Delta grinder?
I just got it to hollow grind the bevels on bench chisels that I am
sharpening - Hoped to be done before going back to class on Tuesday,
but can't figure out how to keep the tool from wobbling as I move it
across the rest with that groove.
Is there a replacement part available? - Couldn't find it on Delta's
Is there an EASY way to retrofit a flat rest? Saw lots of complicated
retrofiting ideas in the archive, but would sooner replace the
If replacement is only option, what 6" slow speed grinder is
Thanks for any help.
Believe it or not but that is for laying a drill bit in and
sharpening it. I have a funny feeling this design came from
the marketing department and not from a wooddorker/person
familiar with grinding and sharpening drill bits.
I doubt it as nothing shows in the catalog either.
Lee Valley has a rest that kinda wipes the snot out of most
OEM rests. I would take a look see at that. The worst that
can happen is you'll eventually trade up the 6" to another
grinder and carry over the Lee Valley rest.
I would dump the wheeled grinder and switch over to a small
belted grinder. Trouble is most belted grinders (OK,
sanders) on the market aren't that good. If you can find
one that will track a belt then you'd be good to go. The
belt will run cooler and it's way easier to switch up
through the grits.
Besides, with a belted grinder you can grind non-sparking
metals, something not recommended with a wheeled grinder
onna 'count of the wheel loads up and comes apart while it's
As always, this is In My Humble Opinion, Your Mileage May
Vary and all that other crap.
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