Tool Test: Norton 3X Grinding Wheels Run Remarkably Cool

By Christopher Schwarz
Page: 24

From the October 2006 issue #157
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The biggest challenge with dry grinding your tools is that the steel will heat up quickly and then lose its ability to keep a sharp edge.

Because of this problem, water-cooled grinders have become popular with woodworkers. They’ll never, ever destroy the edgeholding properties of your tools, but they also cut agonizingly slowly if you need to remove a big chip or – heaven forbid – change the grinding angle of the tool.

From the October 2006 issue #157
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