The wet stone stays cool, keeping your steel from burning
or being otherwise damaged. That said, I use a cheap, made in
Taiwan, 8", 1/2 speed dry grinder with a soft, 60 grit, vitrified bond
white alox wheel and have no problems so long as I don't grind to
a feather edge. As for a finer wheel, I replaced the 120 grit
wheel with a felt buff for stropping off wire edges.
I use this grinder and freehand grind on the wet wheel. The real question
is not how to use this machine, but what is the right machine for you.
Most folks prefer to use some version of the Wolverine grinding jig.
Reason? They get consistant grinds and a good edge. If you are not
comfortable with doing freehand grinds, do the following:
1. Buy a good 8" or 10" grinder
2. Put either the white, pink or blue, Al oxide wheels on it.
3. Buy a Wolverine jig and attach to grinder.
You will be very pleased with the results and you can count on the results
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