Jerry Glaser says good results on a bench grinder depend on having the proper grinding wheel for tool steel. You’ll also need a means of keeping the wheel dressed, or sharp, clean and round. He explains how different wheels are made and what their coding and characteristics are in order to help you choose a wheel for grinding woodworking tools. He discusses the bond type, the type of abrasive, grain size, structure and bond grade. He prefers a 60-grit wheel, and he likes a dense wheel because it lasts. He explains how to mount and dress a wheel and why it’s important to follow directions about not grinding on the side of the wheel.

From Fine Woodworking #61