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NOT ALL GRINDING WHEELS ARE MADE EQUALLY. LEARN HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR BEST VALUE.
The combination of abrasive type, abrasive grit size, hardness grade, grain structure and bond type all affect wheel performance. Changes in the amount and type of each of these elements will affect the performance of the wheel . Here are brief descriptions of the elements used to produce wheels.
The are a number of different color wheels on the market today:
ABRASIVE GRIT SIZE
The hardness grade of wheels are designated by letters [A (soft) to Z (hard)]. This grade represents the amount of bond used in the wheel. Generally, harder grades produce a better finish, but will have a tendency to load up faster than softer grades. As always, burning of knife material is to be avoided and a wheel with the correct hardness is vital in producing quality ground knives.
A denser wheel will generally provide a better finish, but will generate more heat and slower metal removal. Finding a happy medium is important in producing a hogging wheel that will remove stock quickly and still maintain it's form after dressing. It is just as critical in making a finish wheel that holds a small dimension to grind tight corners or small radii.
The grinding wheel bond (the binding agent), is the material which holds the abrasive grain together. Without the right bond, the grinding wheel will literally fly apart. Four major types of bond are: Vitrified (V), Resinoid (B), Rubber (R), and Metal (M). Selecting the best bond for any particular application is based on the following properties:
The vast majority of grinding wheels used in the woodworking industry use an aluminum oxide abrasive type and a vitrified bond. The are a multitude of variations in each category that manufacturers use to fine tune grinding wheel specifications to improve performance. This is not a simple task, and Wood Tech's experience assures you of the best wheel mix to fill your needs. We understand the differences in the grinding properties of knife steels; and just as importantly, what grinder you're using. Your individual grinding technique is also a major factor in wheel selection.
Our technical staff is ready to help you in making the best decision.
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