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  • Tig electrodes sharpening.

    Read in a post that their is a chemical sharpening agent for electrodes. I have always ground my electrodes, but I would like to learn more about different ways in getting the point on TIG electrodes.
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  • #2
    What a great idea!

    Please keep us posted on whatyou find. And I'll look around and do the same.

    Thanks
    Triggerman

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    • #3
      Here is some of the stuff I found regarding Chemical sharpening

      Chemical Tungsten Sharpener
      Chemical Sharpener For Tungsten Points, Over 500 Perfect Sharpenings, Without Grinding, Without Leaving Work Area, & Without Contaminating Tungsten.
      Select 5 Oz Refill, or 5 Oz Refill w/ Holder Kit.

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      Category -> TIG Torches Tungsten Etc. -> N1 Tig Tungsten + Sharpening
      Item Tried to get the picture to some over, but no go.
      The chemical sharpener can be bought at weldingsupply.com for $8.28 (5 oz)
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      • #4
        Any one actually use this tuff, I am interested.

        Jerry

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        • #5
          I've used it, several years ago. It works almost as good as grinding, & nearly as fast. So now I just grind mine.
          The chem-sharp is kinda fun though, just get the tungsten hot, (either by shorting it for a few seconds at full amperage, or by heating it with a torch) then dip it in the "magic powder" move it around a little bit, pull it out & you've got a point on your tungsten!
          If you've never seen it work, spend 10 bucks or so & play with it some, but I'll bet you'll go back to grinding your tungsten.
          HTH
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          • #6
            What about the Techsouth Powerpoint Tungsten grinder. Looks alot like a dremel tool with a customized head to accept different size tungsten. It has good reviews but the cost is over $200.00. Anyone used one of these...

            Their is also another item that looks just like the above described sharpener called the Sharpie same price range.
            Last edited by gearhead; 11-24-2006, 06:24 PM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by gearhead View Post
              What about the Techsouth Powerpoint Tungsten grinder. Looks alot like a dremel tool with a customized head to accept different size tungsten. It has good reviews but the cost is over $200.00. Anyone used one of these...

              Their is also another item that looks just like the above described sharpener called the Sharpie same price range.
              That one, ArcZones Sharpie, and the one that CK sales are basicly the same, I had one (Sharpie) and they are quick to use and gives you a repeatable grind. I sold it because of a great deal on a PII that fell through so I am still using my HF 3" mini bench grinder, I did try chem-sharp some time ago and didn't like it, although it does work ok ... just not for me.
              Regards, George

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              • #8
                Use your 1" belt sander with 80 gr.Gives a great grind.

                Ronnie

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