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Sharpening Center 23-700

Delta - Sharpening Center 23-700

The 23-700 incorporates a traditional dry-grinding wheel for initial grinding and a slow-speed wet-grinding wheel for finer work.

$155 (As of 2/1/2006)

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Editor's Review: Sharpening Machines

by Tim Albers

review date: February 1, 2006

The 23-700 incorporates a traditional dry-grinding wheel for initial grinding and a slow-speed wet-grinding wheel for finer work. The 10-in.-dia. wet wheel spins at an extraslow 70 rpm.

Tool backs must be flattened on the small usable side surface of the wet wheel, which is awkward. Backs and bevels ground on the 1,000-grit wet wheel must be further honed on sandpaper or stones to produce a truly sharp edge.

Grinding the bevel goes quickly if you use the dry wheel to establish the bevel, and refine the edge on the wet wheel. The tool rest for the wet wheel has drawbacks: It is easy to adjust and has a large working surface, but it is too large for short chisels and occasionally flexed during use.

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Editor Test Results:

Flattening/Lapping Backs Fair
Grinding Bevels Good
Honing N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Delta
Manufacturer's Web Site www.deltaportercable.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-223-7278
Wheel Size 5-in.-dia. dry wheel; 10-in.-dia. wet wheel
Speed 3450 rpm (dry wheel); 70 rpm (wet wheel)
Horsepower 1/5 hp
Amps N/A
Watts N/A
Volts 120v
Materials Aluminum oxide wheels
4/16/2015

The Delta 23-700 has been discontinued as of early 2015, and FWW shouldn't be advertising it any further. A significant drawback of the 23-700 appears to be a plastic worm gear that is also no longer available. So, any 23-700 with a broken worm gear is out of luck. Don't look into this item for your own good!

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