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  1. #1
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    Default 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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    Default What a great idea!

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

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    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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    Any one actually use this tuff, I am interested.

    Jerry

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    Default

    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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    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 at 06:24 PM.

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

    Ronnie

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