I seem to have put a glaze on one of the 120 grit green carbide wheels for
the above after using it for as few moments. Does anyone know what one needs
to do to remove the glaze and restore it to the correct condition? I picked
up this wheel at a garage sale so I don't know how the previous owner
treated it if at all. The surface is also slightly uneven also.
Were you using it wet?
I would suggest removing the wheel from the grinder, and soaking it
for an hour or so. Then put it back into the machine and try again.
The uneven surface should not matter if you properly use the guide for
the tool. For a while you may get a pulsating contact with the surface
your are grinding, but these wheels abrade rather quickly and I would
expect that the high spots would even out in a few minutes of use.
it's not hard to do with that wheel. it clogs up after each use. I used a multi
diamond truing bar to scratch it and open it up. they cost about 40.00 and are
great for truing grinding wheels.
the best solution is to make sure it is flat and put on psa 80 grit zirconia
paper. that works far better and lasts maybe 20 plane irons. (use without water)
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Not sure if this would work on wet wheels but might on dry wheels.
in my jewerlry making days I'd rub blackboard chalk on my files. The
chalk would load up the bottom of the file's teeth, preventing metal
packing down in the tight corners where it was hard to get out with a
wire file cleaner. Didn't affect the file's cutting - just made it
to clean when it got loaded up with filings. Might work on dry
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