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In the Shop => Knife Sharpening => Topic started by: Antz on July 06, 2019, 11:34:44 pm

Title: CBN on mainstream knives
Post by: Antz on July 06, 2019, 11:34:44 pm
Hello everyone,

So I’m seriously considering purchasing a couple of custom cbn wheels from woodturning wonders. I’m looking at getting the tornado Jr. 8 inch wheels customized with radius edges. One 400 grit and one 1200 grit. My concern is will these wheels load up quickly when used on mainstream knives? All the info I can find is that they are not meant to be used on carbon steel and are meant for HS steel. But also that’s pertaining to high speed grinding. So on a low speed such as a tormek, used with water will they still load up? I’m hoping I can use them for the majority of my knife sharpening and never have to worry about them going out of round. Also I’m leaning towards cbn because as far as I know I can’t get diamond wheels customized with radius edges.

Thanks,
Antz
Title: Re: CBN on mainstream knives
Post by: wootz on July 07, 2019, 01:08:57 am
Mate, feel free to email me for advice, we have years of experience with them.
I love Tormek in its entirety and, honestly, am not comfortable talking about competitors' wheels on the Tormek own forum, even comparing the diamond wheel to CBN etc
One thing I can tell for sure is that the diamond/CBN coating is not the same on wheels made by this or that manufacturer, and when Tormek puts its name on the wheel you can trust its quality
Title: Re: CBN on mainstream knives
Post by: Antz on July 07, 2019, 01:39:40 am
Thanks Wootz. I’m not trying to be disrespectful towards tormek in anyway whatsoever. I agree the quality of the machines and jigs are unmatched. I’m sure the tormek diamond wheels are a cut above the rest in that regard.

Thanks,
Antz
Mate, feel free to email me for advice, we have years of experience with them.
I love Tormek in its entirety and, honestly, am not comfortable talking about competitors' wheels on the Tormek own forum, even comparing the diamond wheel to CBN etc
One thing I can tell for sure is that the diamond/CBN coating is not the same on wheels made by this or that manufacturer, and when Tormek puts its name on the wheel you can trust its quality
Title: Re: CBN on mainstream knives
Post by: Ken S on July 07, 2019, 04:40:44 am
Like Wootz, I have been starting to feel uncomfortable discussing CBN wheels and non Tormek grinding wheels on Tormek's forum.

When I wrote an extensive review of CBN wheels several years ago, Tormek was not offering anything comparable. Therefore, I felt no conflict of interest. Wootz has generously offered to answer individual questions via pm. Wootz is the most knowledgeable person I am aware of on this subject, although we do have several other knowledgeable members.

I will leave all CBN past posts in place. In the future, I would request CBN related questions be handled by pm.

Ken Schroeder, Forum Moderator