- Feb 23, 2016
- Houston, TX
. . . you can get a couple GREAT wheels in that one's place. CBN for steel and diamond for carbide. Don't use them in place of each other. Diamond for carbide, CBN for steel.
White, blue and pink AO wheels are pretty good for HSS too. For carbide, diamond is pretty much all I use.
Nearly a year ago there was a thread for addressing way surfaces on a lathe, we were spit balling some ideas. One fella mentioned CBN wheels, and I didn't know what they were, I got distracted, and never looked them up. His comment:
monarch 60 series ideas
After your comment I did a little bit of looking, found this thread:
Anyone using CBN wheels on a bench grinder?
In that thread there was a retailer listed, though googling around I have others too. The one from that thread:
CBN Grinding Wheels| D-Way Tools
I really like the low heat and low dust aspect of those that I'm reading.
Question, some say no dressing needed, others dress them. Supposedly they are really well balanced. I'm having trouble believing not dressing them. Even if the fit to arbor is fairly close or snug, do they come in that true ? Could you surface grind with them ?