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  • HAWK
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    As long as your grind is longitudinal you should have no problems. I used a $20 bench grinder for what seemed like forever before I went with the Piranha II sharpener.

    What type material are these wheels? The aluminum oxide wheels on a bench grinder cut well. However, some materials may not work as tungsten alloys are tough to grind. A fine grit sharpening wheel turning 1500-2000 rpm's won't grind tungsten very well.

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  • jevs
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    What about using a sharpening wheel. Lowes has one for $29. I could make an adjustable jig to hold the tungsten at the proper angle. Would a sharpening wheel do the job on tungsten, or is it too rough or too fine? I am having a hard time parting with $250 for some reason. What about wet grinding the tungsten, is this a bad idea? I ordered 3/32" 1.5% lanthinated for my first tries at TIG welding.

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  • HAWK
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    fun4now,

    That sounds decent for a hobby machine.

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  • fun4now
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    Hawk

    That is cheap enough! What is their estimated life span for the wheel?
    got this reply

    At 06:55 PM 11/11/2004, you wrote:

    Hello MIG Man!

    Depends on the tungsten size being ground. . . In a rough pipe welder
    application grinding 1/8" tungsten they get around 180 grinds -- or more --
    per side of wheel. They last!


    >can you estamate the life span of a wheel? about how many grinds of 1.5 or 2
    >% lanthanated.
    >or just a rough gess would be good. thanks
    >----- Original Message -----
    >From: "Joe Welder" <[email protected]>
    >To: "mig man" <[email protected]>
    >Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 1:07 PM
    >Subject: Re: Tell Me More



    sounds like it should fit the home shop prity good. im not real shoure but i would hope it would take me a wile to need 360 sharpinings if im fouling that much maybe i need to concider another hobbie LOL

    it realy dose apear to be a good option for me but everyone is different.

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  • fun4now
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    $30.00 cool

    i was a bit suprized thet they were only $30.00 happily of corse. but i have no ideal how long they are expected to last i was hoping that andy would jump in and let us know.
    i would love to get the perona2 but am realy stretching it just trying to get the dynasty 200 DX. if i was a buisness then it would shourly be a great ideal to get the per.2 but as this is realy just a hobbie and so far has only made me spend $$$ just getting the sharpie is going to be a real treat.
    if i ever figure out how to make some $$$ with all this stuf then ill look into lots of things i would like to have as well as will no dought need.
    as i'm only able to get up and about for a few houres a day and any real time spent in the shop usualy results in spending the next day stuck in bed it realy is hard to find a way to make cashflow. it took me almost 3 years working with a pain managment specialest just to be able to get what lil out and about time i have now.well enough wineing about my problems. back to how long the disk lasts . ill e-mail arc-zone and ask but it would be nice to here from andy.
    ill post there reply when i get it.

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  • HAWK
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    That is cheap enough! What is their estimated life span for the wheel?

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  • fun4now
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    replacement wheel $$$$

    just got a e-mail back from arc-zone only took 20 minitues to get a reply thats gota be a record LOL

    At 01:03 PM 11/9/2004, you wrote:

    Hello MIG Man!

    $30.00 -- In stock now!

    Best,

    Carmen Electrode
    >
    >Dear Arc-Zone
    >what is the price of a replacement wheel for the 110V sharpie delux??

    that looks like the final straw for me i'll be getting the sharpie till i get enough buisness to need more.
    LOL till i get enough buisnes LOL i have no buisness

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  • fun4now
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    2 sised wheel

    acording to what i read the wheel is reversable, dont know if the adjustable 1 alows you to move the grind point though.
    after i get used to TIGing i would think the amout of grinding for a hobiest would be minamal (once i lern not to comtaminate with filler) it is at this point that unless i started a welding buisnes the smaller wheel would be suficant, if i started using it regularly then i could justify the price of the Piranha II.

    maybe andy will jump in and tell us how often he has to replace his wheel, or about how many grinds to a side?

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  • fun4now
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    jevs

    You might as well get used to my TIG welding newbie questions .

    lol wait till i get mine LOL

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  • jevs
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    Does the curve of a grinding wheel affect anything? or do you grind them on the flat side of the wheel? I know you want the grain to be towards the tip and not circular around the tungsten. What exactly is your method on a grinding wheel? You might as well get used to my TIG welding newbie questions .

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  • HAWK
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    Fun4Now,

    It is a nice hand held sharpener. The only problem I have seen with these and similar units is the wheel wears out rather quickly. The wheel usually costs as much as the sharpener.

    Yes $250 is less mony than some other machines. Before purchasing do consider the initial $250 plus a new wheel in 3-6 months. Now you have invested nearly $500. For around $600 you can have the Piranha II from Diamond Ground Products . This unit's wheel is double sided and the machine is also adjustable to make the most of the entire wheel surface area. Yes a new wheel is around $300, but it lasts a long time on one side and has 2 sides. It is something to consider...

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  • fun4now
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    low caust tung. grinder

    here is about the lowest $$ designated tung. grinder i have found so far. it is suposed to work real well. at $200.00 you might concider it

    http://www.arc-zone.com/catalog/web_...d=1278247_3649

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  • dyn88
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    I use an aluminum oxide wheel on a 25 dollar cheapo grinder

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  • jevs
    started a topic Tungsten Sharpening Dynasty 200DX

    Tungsten Sharpening Dynasty 200DX

    What is the cheepest method for me to do my tungsten grinding? I have a lathe and a mill, but can those be used to do this? I do have a bench grinder, but I uses both wheels on steel all the time and can't give up either side. I also have a Dremel tool. What about those $40 hand held ones I have seen. Any suggestions appreciated. I may consider purchasing one of those realy small cheepo harbor freight sharpeners or something. Let me know what you guys think.

    Thanks
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