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Is there anything you can do with diamond wheel dressers besides dress wheels? I have 23 used ones i got in a auction lot and im not sure what to do with them. I dont have a surface grinder yet so i know i can keep them until then but can you do anything with them besides that?
 

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I use one to true and dress my bench grinder wheels.

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Dressing grinding wheels is what they do best. :) I've never used one for anything else. I have always wondered if it would be possible to do some finish turning with them, but have never tried it.

I have used them to dress both my bench grinder and carbide grinder green wheels.
 

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Ill have to try it onmy dads bench grinder to straighten it out for him.
 

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It takes a steady hand, and if possible a fixture to hold them as they work across the wheel. (Fixture to slide on the steady rest. )
 

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Ill give it a try and see how it goes if not ill make a block or something for him when i got my shop running some of the tips are really rounded and some have a nice sharp edge to em.
 

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Is there anything you can do with diamond wheel dressers besides dress wheels? I have 23 used ones i got in a auction lot and im not sure what to do with them. I dont have a surface grinder yet so i know i can keep them until then but can you do anything with them besides that?
You could always send them (or part of them) to me. :) I and a group of my friends (mostly members of H-M) with surface grinders and tool grinders, definitely have uses for them. We could also likely make it worth your while...
 

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I may take you up on that offer Bob i thought i had 23 but i have maybe 15 or 16 ill end up keeping a few for future cases of course but we can talk about it. Mind you they arent all the greatest for a heads up. I can take photos if you would like to see them tonight.
 

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some of the tips are really rounded

That really makes no difference depending on the exact use. For general truing I like the rounded over ones. For precise shaping of surface grinding wheels then the sharp points are the best.
 

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Save a few for yourself and sell the rest; Bob is a good target for sale, or E Bay; I have plenty of them already, and all they are good for is truing grinding wheels.
 

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I may take you up on that offer Bob i thought i had 23 but i have maybe 15 or 16 ill end up keeping a few for future cases of course but we can talk about it. Mind you they arent all the greatest for a heads up. I can take photos if you would like to see them tonight.
Send me a private message, called "conversations" on this site. Thanks.
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I'd be interested in a few as well as the new owner of a surface grinder...
 

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I heard that they can be used to cut glass accurately (in this case the person was referring to cutting glass Tile for a back splash) but Im not sure which style diamond wheel dresser was being discussed. I would think any style that has a diamond surface would produce some type of cut in glass however Assuming they are the style that has a single diamond point protruding from the work tip i would think you should get a Very Accurate Cut. I've never tried this simply because I Always believed those type of single point dresser to be very very expensive but i have recently just learned that is not the case. Anyway it would be interesting to know if they would work for this purpose or not!
 

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I'd be interested in a few as well as the new owner of a surface grinder...
Is this close to what you are looking for? I have no use for it. 20180727_224445.jpg
 

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I don't think it is, that looks like it's for some other kind of grinder.
Thanks
 
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