Dressing a diamond grinding wheel

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Dressing a diamond grinding wheel

Post by earlgo » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:03 pm

Please tell me the proper cost effective way to dress a diamond grinding wheel. I have one that is a square wheel about 1/4" thick. The edge has become rounded a bit and mot parallel with the axis so that it doesn't work properly on end mills.
Any suggestions?
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Re: Dressing a diamond grinding wheel

Post by Harold_V » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:40 pm

I am unable to provide any guidance in dressing diamond wheels.

I am curious, however, if you are using a diamond wheel for sharpening end mills that are not carbide. If you're using a diamond wheel for HSS, you're making a big mistake. If you're not using aluminum oxide for that operation, you should be using a CBN wheel.

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Re: Dressing a diamond grinding wheel

Post by earlgo » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:27 pm

Carbide it is, Harold. I use Norton SG wheels for most other applications. Requires less dressing and does not load up nearly as fast as a ruby wheel. Bloody expensive though, but makes up for it in less dressing downtime.
Thanks for your input, though.
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Re: Dressing a diamond grinding wheel

Post by steamin10 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:28 pm

Quite correct. Steel of any sort 'eats' the carbon lattice that is Diamond. Yet Diamond is what is used to shape most all of the other grinding wheels, regardless of makeup, for shaping steels in grinding operations.
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Re: Dressing a diamond grinding wheel

Post by ken572 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:44 am

I think this should be in (General Discussion),

instead of (Resource Library) You Think :?:

It's not a Book or an article Posting.

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Re: Dressing a diamond grinding wheel

Post by Harold_V » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:54 pm

Depends. If someone can provide proper guidance for dressing a diamond wheel, this is a good place for the information, as this forum is intended to be a resource for such matters. If nothing comes from the question, with no real resolution, yeah, maybe in the general discussion forum. Not a real issue, as those who are serious about learning tend to read all posts in all venues.

Fortunately, wisdom was used when titling the subject matter ----so a search on that particular subject would yield results, regardless of where it's posted on the board.

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Re: Dressing a diamond grinding wheel

Post by ken572 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:29 pm

Thanks Harold,

I guess I missunderstood how this was suppose to be used.

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Re: Dressing a diamond grinding wheel

Post by GlennW » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:21 pm

Glenn

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