When speed is important to your grinding, the Norton 3X wheel is a wheel worth considering. Unlike other fast cutting wheels, the 3X wheel actually runs cool so you run less risk of overheating your tool. Our medium 60 grit is a good way to grind your initial bevel. After grinding, a few strokes on a bench stone and your tools are ready for use. This wheel is in a softer I-grade suitable for high carbon steel. Softer wheels run much cooler than harder wheels. The 8" wheel has a 1" arbor hole with bushings for 7/8", 3/4" and 5/8" arbors. The 6" wheels have a 1" arbor hole with bushings for 7/8", 3/4", 5/8" and 1/2" arbors.
6 x 3/4 x 1 - 60 Grit: 3SG60-I, Part No. 07660704684
6 x 3/4 x 1 - 100 Grit: 3SG100-I, Part No. 07660704682
8 x 1 x 1 - 60 Grit: 3SG60-I, Part No. 07660704659
8 x 1 x 1 - 100 Grit: 3SG100-I, Part No. 07660704657
Q#. Do you recommend these wheels for sharpening woodworking tools?
A#. Yes, this wheel is ideal for grinding high carbon tools such as chisels and plane irons.
Q#. Do you recommend these wheels for turning tools?
A#. No, we recommend the harder Norton K grade wheel for turning tools. The I grade is ideal for high carbon tools.