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  1. #1
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    Default grinding tungsten

    does it make a huge diffence to grind your tungsten with a dimond wheel as opposed to a regular stone wheel

    btw im new to this forum site

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    Welcome to the site, they say it does however i have not done so simply because i dont have one. I have been using my 120 grit belt sander grinding in the VERTICLE position and it has been working just fine. You will see people using a wiz wheel from time 2 time also.If you have access to one and can dedicate it solely tungsten sharpening that would probably be best, but dont be afraid to keep it simple and use what you have access to, good luck and im sure others will chime in.

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    Default grinding tungsten

    **** good idea!

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    Default grinding tungsten

    I use a silicon carbide wheel

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    Default grinding tungsten

    Try using a oxy act. Torch Mmm hmm it can be done puts a slick edge on that sucker

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    One day (I hope) drpipe will come up with a helpful, knowledgeable post.

    Until then, I'll just take his posts as PURE BS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SundownIII View Post
    One day (I hope) drpipe will come up with a helpful, knowledgeable post.

    Until then, I'll just take his posts as PURE BS.
    I just knew you would not let that one slide. What took so long man? :-)
    I sharpen mine by driving down the road and drag them on the pavement. Is that wrong?
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    I thought everyone used a pencil sharpener.

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    Default eighttrayjourneyman

    Dr Pipe is not full of BS I am a retired Boilermaker of 40 years, and one of my partners used to sharpen his tungsten using an acetylene cutting torch. The points were needle sharp and seemed to last much longer than when sharpened on the wheel. Experiment and check it out for yourself, Its definately not BS
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    Default grinding tungsten

    That's right I may be 35 but I have been a journeyman pipe welder since I was 22 and I'm definently. Old Skool oilfield trash

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