If you haven't bought yet, consider one of these.
I have two, and love them both. First, while not variable, they are
slow speed grinders. Second, and probably just as important, they
come with white, friable wheels which are much superior to sharpening
tool steel than the old gray wheels.
They cut cooler, faster, and with less bounce on the wheel. These
wheels are the best for your lathe tools and cost about $25 each for
the 6" size, and about $35 for the 8" size. Surfacing them on
occasion to keep them clean, mine have lasted for years.
If you buy the 6" grinder, then buy the right wheels, you are at the
same price as this grinder. The Woodcraft boys told me they have kept
these around specifically for wood turners and because they have a
great track record. I believe it; one of mine is 14 years old and
still working fine!
I did see this in Woodcraft. That price is a little high. Also, I'd like to have
a grinder set up to do other things that need a higher speed (axe, mower blade,
&c), and so a variable speed is probably better for me.
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