After doing some grinding to re-establish bevels on plane blades yesterday I found that by the time I finished the three blades my grinding wheel had worn down enough that the bevel was no longer 25 degrees. Not so far off that I had to reset and grind again, but certainly annoying. Also before I started I decided to dress the wheel which sent clouds of dust everywhere.
So I decided to look in to getting a CBN wheel specifically the 8”, 4 in one 80 grit wheel from Woodturners Wonders, I also do some bowl turning. I see that the CBN wheels are not for use on carbon steel. I assume that HSS is ok.
My question is are the irons on my old Stanleys carbon? I primarily use my lie Nielsen planes and chisels. Is there a method to determine what is carbon steel?
Am I better off getting a better grade wheel than what came with the grinder, a Delta 8” variable speed. Or get a CBN for one side and upgrade the second wheel.
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