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    Shop Made Diamond Tool Sharpener

    i made a diamond tool sharpener for sharpening carbide metal scraper blades and biax carbide blades.
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    it turns at approximately 280 rpm.
    the wheel is 75% concentration diamond 600 grit, 3" diameter.
    i use a few shots of windex to cool the carbide during sharpening operations.
    the platen is flat and level, the motor is tilted 3* and is adjustable.

    thanks for reading
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    Thanks Mike! I've added your Diamond Tool Sharpener to our Sharpening category, as well as to your builder page: Mike Walton's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Mike, where did you source/salvage the motor?

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    Interesting, using Windex as a cooling agent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toller View Post
    Mike, where did you source/salvage the motor?
    Hi Toller,
    the motor was salvaged from a food industry label applicator.
    it is approximately 6:1 final gear reduction, 1740 rpm(before output reduction), 115v motor.

    just about any fractional horsepower motor could be used with a little forethought.
    the slower the better, but 250-17XX rpm would be a good range.
    a motor in the 17XX rpm range could be employed with success, but heat will be a factor and additional cooling may be a prerequisite for long sharpening cycles.
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    "Interesting, using Windex as a cooling agent." DIYer

    Windex is very cheap and very effective for a cutting agent.
    i use windex or the cheap dollar store window cleaner interchangeably.
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    if you would like to see the unit in operation, by all means check out the video!


    thanks to all who have read and watched!


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