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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2011, 06:46:19 pm »

weird,
i bought a green blade also. it needs dressing and that's why i switched for the lortone. just used it and it did 7 small slabs of varying hardness before it went south.. the green blade cut for 5 times that long. I've been dressing with a firebrick but it's not working too well. any suggestions?? someone here had said a firebrick is >90% silicon carbide..
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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2011, 06:54:09 pm »

Roy, just use a piece of an old silicon carbide grinding wheel you no longer use. Bust the wheel in half or smaller and use it to dress your diamond wheels. I don't know about the firebrick.

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« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2011, 07:17:32 pm »

hey Don,
the only SC wheel i have is still good. i hate sacrificing it as they are not cheap.. read flint works also. is that correct??

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sory i didn't get a pic of the water supplier i use. i'll get one now.
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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2011, 07:34:17 pm »

Roy, I'm sure that you have some grinding or machine shops around your area. Check with them to see if they have any worn out and get them to throw some your way. Heck tell them that they can be broken wheels. Don't go for the white one unless they don't have anything else. These are alumina and don't dress as good as the SC.
I don't know about the read flint.....never heard of it.

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« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2011, 07:38:17 pm »

ok, ths is set up on a polishing pad but you get the idea. an IV tube slips right on it and when it's pushed on the copper tube about 3'' it doesn't leak. just adjust the flow and it works great. cost about 1.25 for the copper tube i already had...


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« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2011, 07:41:52 pm »

Roy, I'm sure that you have some grinding or machine shops around your area. Check with them to see if they have any worn out and get them to throw some your way. Heck tell them that they can be broken wheels. Don't go for the white one unless they don't have anything else. These are alumina and don't dress as good as the SC.
I don't know about the read flint.....never heard of it.

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don, i meant that, i read that flint works..  bricks
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« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2011, 08:06:03 pm »

I never heard of dressing with flint............

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« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2011, 11:17:23 pm »

I read somewhere, maybe here, that you can run a piece of obsidian thru it also.  ??

But then I also read that you should do both SC wheel and obsidian as one sharpened and one cleaned. ??

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