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    Hello all, Thank you for your help regarding my syn 350. I was hoping to get some information on some tungsten grinders. If anyone can recommend a brand and model no. I would appreciate the info.

    Thanks Rob

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    I'm not a tigger yet, but if your doing a bunch of tungsten grinding the Pirahna II is highly recommended on this site, little expensive. If your going do more than a bunch like a truck load the Pirahna III, alot expensive.
    http://www.diamondground.com/
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    • #3
      of the subject but. Would that be a pontiac 455ho? t/a, formula, granprix, or gto?
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      • #4
        455ho

        Yes that would be a 71-455HO trans am and a 70-455 bonneville convertible both of which are not completed unfortunately but someday. Also have a 73 TA with a 455 not an HO as it was not offered that year. How much is the pirhanna 2?
        Thanks Rob

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        • #5
          The PII is $700 and the PIII is $1200. As far as choosing a TG, it really depends on what your needs are. I needed something to grind 1/16", 3/32", and 1/8". I also needed it to grind for two people and for a good portion of the day.

          There are other, less expensive alternatives and if I had more info about your needs I could probably steer you in the right direction. I did a lot of research before I bought the one for my shop and I feel that hands down Diamond Ground offers the best grinder out there. Keep in mind that a dedicated grinder like either one of the DG's WILL save you big time when you factor in individual tungsten life. I ground for years with a bench grinder and a cordless drill and I would be hard pressed to match what my PIII can do in terms of speed, efficiency, and prolonging the life of each tungsten that I sharpen.
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          • #6
            W grinders

            Thanks for the info. Are there any units that are less expensive. I am only doing this part time at present and my needs are not that of a full time shop. I do want the consistency a grinder provides as opposed to just a bench grinder.

            Thanks Rob

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            • #7
              less $$ but consistency

              Are there any units that are less expensive. I am only doing this part time at present and my needs are not that of a full time shop. I do want the consistency a grinder provides

              i'm a hobbiest also and will be going with 1 of theas as they are only $200.00-$250.00 and replacement grinding wheels are $30.00. i'm prity shoure this is the modle ASKANDY said he uses on the road and likes it


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

              hope it helps.
              thanks for the help
              ......or..........
              hope i helped
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              • #8
                much better price

                fun4now

                Thanks for the link. That is more like it. Somewhat affordable compared to P2orP3.

                Thanks again
                Happy Holidays
                Rob

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                • #9
                  fun4now:

                  That's what I want also! I really like the cut-off option, and I think it would be worth the extra $50 for the adustable angle version (Deluxe, or whatever).

                  The wheel is reversible, too. Very cool!

                  I wonder how much the wheels cost...?

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                  • #10
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                    • #11
                      aphexafx

                      replacement grinding wheels are $30.00 and he stocks them, so they are ready to ship when you need them. i talked to him about them and as a hobbiest it realy is the best choice for the $$$.
                      i'm not saying they are better than the parII or parIII just that in a hobbie budjet a lil more practical, as it could take me a yeare to use up a wheel on the sharpie.i just think it's a better fit that's all.

                      i would love a pII but just cant justify the $$$ for my home shop. and the sharpie will give ma a pro. grind repetativly so its what works for me.
                      thanks for the help
                      ......or..........
                      hope i helped
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                      • #12
                        Sorry If I was a little out of everyones range on these things. I had to go for the industrial setup because welding is what I do for a living. $700 bucks is a lot to spend on anything but keep in mind that you do get what you pay for.

                        The grinder from arc-zone is probably right up your alley. The thing I wonder about that particular unit is since he radius of that wheel is so small, does it grind the the tungsten with a bit of a hollow? If so it probably is small enough not to affect the arc.

                        Good luck with it. If you get it, post a thread and let us know what you think.
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                        • #13
                          i still dont understand why someone would waste the money on a TUNGSTON GRINDER ?

                          we had one up at the shop (diamond ground) and it sucked ! i much prefer a dedacated bench grinder or a belt sander...........unless you are doing X RAY type work you might as well send me the $700.00 to fund my z71 purchase in the spring !

                          go and get a bench grinder and put the $650.00 left in check form and send it to ARCDAWGS Z71 FUND..........courtisy of diamond ground !

                          dawg

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by arcdawg
                            i still dont understand why someone would waste the money on a TUNGSTON GRINDER ?

                            So you would or would not recommend a tungsten grinder? You might want to elaborate on your true feelings.
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                            • #15
                              no i wouldnt recomend one of those p.o.s. i have been tigging for over 5 years now and 98% of the time i have used a bench grinder or a sanding belt......with much sucess...i might add

                              these TUNGSTON GRINDERS are a SCAM we had one at the shop and it just collected up with grindings and ended up leaking and getting clogged....TOTALLY WORTHLES.......and yes it was a DIAMOND GROUND........i would really doubt that you would ever see a pipe welder have one on the back of his mobile rig ....but you most likley would see a lil bench grinder........so if its good enough for PIPELINES i think that it would be just fine for a hobbiest garage............

                              UNLESS YOU FEEL THE NEED TO WASTE YOUR CASH AND HAVE SOME FANCY GARAGE JEWLERY !

                              DAWG

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