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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #110 on: March 13, 2014, 02:40:36 pm »
The blue wheel I have came from Madsons.    I am really not any more impressed with it than any of the other wheels.

I actually use the gray waxed wheel more than anything else because it does not burn the cutter as easily, but you do have to shape it more frequently.   I also like the finish from the gray wax wheel better than the blue wheel.   
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #111 on: March 13, 2014, 04:28:50 pm »
I have no problem with the orange wheel from Silvey, but when it's worn out that'll be the end of that ERA. I have a new Molemab but after that I'll probably use what ever Madsen's has in the way of a orange wheel?
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #112 on: March 14, 2014, 08:51:06 am »
I liked the blue since I could do a couple chains on one dress then swap sides, dress it and get those chains done with no extra dressing. Gray waxed is best for converting round or fixing rocked chains.

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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #113 on: May 07, 2014, 10:02:04 pm »
When I was ordering a assortment of grinding wheels there was a stick of wax listed. Do you just coat the grinding wheel with wax for a better grind?

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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #114 on: May 08, 2014, 12:19:52 am »
I enjoyed talking with you the other week at the GTG and eating your pies that you brought. They were first class.

I never used a waxed wheel. But I think it keeps the wheel from loading up with dirt?
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #115 on: May 08, 2014, 02:06:38 pm »
Waxed wheels won't burn cutters. You can take off a lot of damaged cutter in one pass with it. I used them for converting round to square a lot. It requires lots of dressing as it's a soft wheel. Good for learning since you won't burn a cutter.

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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #116 on: May 09, 2014, 07:30:30 am »
I enjoyed talking with you the other week at the GTG and eating your pies that you brought. They were first class.

I never used a waxed wheel. But I think it keeps the wheel from loading up with dirt?

That what a GTG is for learning, food, saws and such.

I bought a Simington grinder and have already learned not to shape wheel in front of my workbench, cause it's now covered with grit.
Had one small problem with the grinder. The knob for the swing arm stop would not fit because the thread was missing. A  thread tap took care of the problem.


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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #117 on: May 09, 2014, 07:38:24 am »
Glad you fixed the problem. I think that is the beauty of swing arm grinders is that they are simple.

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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #118 on: May 11, 2014, 07:05:05 am »
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I bought a Simington grinder and have already learned not to shape wheel in front of my workbench, cause it's now covered with grit.
Had one small problem with the grinder. The knob for the swing arm stop would not fit because the thread was missing. A  thread tap took care of the problem.


I had the same issue.  Both of the stop thread holes were pretty poorly cut.  Cleaned right up.  The chain guide needed to be replaced also.  The .063 guide worked just fine on .050 but the .050 wouldn't take a chain.  The Simington folks were great.  Shipped a new one out very quickly.  Very happy with the unit.  Chains just roll through wood. 

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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #119 on: May 11, 2014, 09:06:08 am »
If/when I get another it will be a swing arm. Much quicker grinding also.

 

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