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    Default ozito wet stone grinder

    gday fellas

    has anyone had any experience with these wet grinders? they are only 80 bucks so i might give it a go.

    i can see where the tool rest for the wet stone is it dosent have the same type as a tormek so im a bit confused, ive never used a electric wet stone grinder before.

    cheers

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    I am going to buy one for myself for Christmas. It has a 3 year replacement warranty and further info is available at [URL="http://www.ozito.com.au/bench-grinder-wet-amp-dry"]

    The wet stone does not have a precise tool rest so I intend to build one from steel that can be bolted to a piece of timber together with the grinder.

    Season greetings

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    Would probably have been less expensive and more efficient to have the wetstone on the end of the shaft than at right angles. Odd design.

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    I think the wetstone is driven via a reduction gearbox Art.
    Those were the droids I was looking for.

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    I have had one for a couple of years.

    Don't expect to do any accurate/ fine sharpening on it. It is not a Tormek or even a Sheppach.

    I have replaced the small wheel with a buffing wheel and use the wet wheel for when i need to remove large amounts of metal from chipped/brokem/abused blades.

    It is very good at doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCArcher View Post
    I think the wetstone is driven via a reduction gearbox Art.
    True, but surely it could be done so that the wheels run in the same plane.

    The major problem I see with that set up is the probem of locting jigs.

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    I saw one of these at Bunnings recently. I couldn't see if there was a provision for a honing guide for the wetstone. If it comes with out one, then it would be next to useless.

    IMHO

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    Last edited by Twisted Tenon; 11th Dec 2011 at 09:34 PM. Reason: stubbyfingers
    Learning to make big bits of wood smaller......

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