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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Ski View Post
    Not knocking you but I tried that years ago with a chisel, grinding up. It caught the wheel, flipped the chisel right out of my hand and threw it across the room. Ever since then I grind down or true. Spooked the crap out of me... Don't know if it was a fluke or a safety issue. I guess you live long enough you see lots of stuff.
    That method is the way they recommend grinding tungsten...I recall something about less contamination that way. It works ok, but I'm sure you could screw up and flip one out. Not had a problem so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsmachineshop View Post
    Red neck tungsten grinder works good lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Ski View Post
    Not knocking you but I tried that years ago with a chisel, grinding up. It caught the wheel, flipped the chisel right out of my hand and threw it across the room. Ever since then I grind down or true. Spooked the crap out of me... Don't know if it was a fluke or a safety issue. I guess you live long enough you see lots of stuff.
    I don't want to sound preachy or anything either but grinders can kick back as much as a bench saw can. The difference here, of course, is that when you are sharpening something, the object that can kick back has that sharp edge and point. Everyone here wears a full face guard when sharpening, right? Be careful out there. I really don't want to hear about anyone from this forum getting hurt. I'm done. Back to your regularly scheduled programming .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsmachineshop View Post
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ID:	7002 grinder works good lol
    looks good from here. seven inch grinding disc works well. so does breaking off the end by whacking it with a hammer on the edge of a steel table. then balling it.

    die grinder with wheel worked well.

    bosch belt sander with trigger lock even better. sat perfectly flat when it was upside down. used that till i bought tungsten grinder.

    tungsten grinding. it doesn't have to be, in most cases, so complicated. like one guy wrote; i used a rock. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdcmiami View Post
    looks good from here. seven inch grinding disc works well. so does breaking off the end by whacking it with a hammer on the edge of a steel table. then balling it.
    Have you tried breaking 2% lanthanated ? The times I've tried, it splintered lengthwise.
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    ha, you got me. lol. the 2 percent lanthanated tungsten is pretty new. when we were welding with transformer machines this method was pretty common. give it a smack with a hammer, turn the amps up, throw it on dcep, boom. back to work. i here you with the lan. it's like licorice. thanks for reality check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsmachineshop View Post
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ID:	7002 grinder works good lol
    Jerry's hardware didn't have what I want ...but ... red neck tungsten grinder ... ah ha ... I have a dremmel tool on a flex handle with speed control ... PERFECT! Thanks Rod ...you gave me a gr8 idea! I might change to a different tip but the idea is sound. Safe and effective ... I love it.
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    yes the little diamond disk and arbor are real cheap
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsmachineshop View Post
    yes the little diamond disk and arbor are real cheap
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsmachineshop View Post
    yes the little diamond disk and arbor are real cheap
    Problem with them, everytime they go on sale I buy a pack. I have at least 10 "5 packs" now and I give them away all the time to people. They work great, last a fair time and will not fly apart on you either (metal disc). Thanks for sharing the red-neck tungsten grinder Rod (and if it gets contaminated, cheap to change to a new disk).

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    BOT, if you search there are other threads with PVC/grinder sharpeners.
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    Mark likes, and I liked Chem-sharp. I have not tried it since I went to lantanated electrodes. Will have to see if it works with them. Chem-sharp when you get the hang of it is nice compared to grinding. I used to sit and sharpen them all at one, thought it is quick to heat and dip while in the middle of a project.

    Older threads on sharpening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by everlastsupport View Post
    Mark likes, and I liked Chem-sharp. I have not tried it since I went to lantanated electrodes. Will have to see if it works with them. Chem-sharp when you get the hang of it is nice compared to grinding. I used to sit and sharpen them all at one, thought it is quick to heat and dip while in the middle of a project.
    Always learning... Did a quick search... Ran across this... Chemically mills a perfect point on pure, thoriated or titanium type tungsten.
    Here is a video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSSaJ-Ke7as
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Ski View Post
    Always learning... Did a quick search... Ran across this... Chemically mills a perfect point on pure, thoriated or titanium type tungsten.
    Here is a video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSSaJ-Ke7as
    Man that's wild.. Wonder if you can take a handful of Tungsten's and sharpen them all at once with that method
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    lol all chem sharp is .Is Sodium Nitrite very cheap to buy but must be stored in a plastic or glass container . do not stored in metal containers . its used for meat processing and curing meats like beef jerky and hams
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncsugrad2006 View Post
    Man that's wild.. Wonder if you can take a handful of Tungsten's and sharpen them all at once with that method
    A few at a time might work via torch. The salts will harden and thicken around where you drop it in. So I doubt you can do a lot at a time. The jar is like 3" in diameter or pour it into something else. It does work.

    And done I have heated it with the 250EX many times in the past and never damaged the "equipment".
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    Wow. That's a new one I haven't heard of. Pretty cool to watch. Given it's a chemical reaction, I guess it becomes less and less effective or clean as you use it and you need to use a fresh batch? Can you scoop out the undesirable bits like kitty litter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by undercut View Post
    Wow. That's a new one I haven't heard of. Pretty cool to watch. Given it's a chemical reaction, I guess it becomes less and less effective or clean as you use it and you need to use a fresh batch? Can you scoop out the undesirable bits like kitty litter?
    I've heard of it ... been around for a while ... today I found a 100 grt 6" wheel mounted it and to my surprise it ran true and didn't need to be dressed ... I'll probably make a guide so when I dress my tungsten it will start to form a groove ... I'm all set for my new 200DX. ooo-rah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by undercut View Post
    Wow. That's a new one I haven't heard of. Pretty cool to watch. Given it's a chemical reaction, I guess it becomes less and less effective or clean as you use it and you need to use a fresh batch? Can you scoop out the undesirable bits like kitty litter?
    Yep. Been told you can break it back up, but I have always pitched the chunks.
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    I may have to grab a container or two of that chemsharp for field use. Have a scratch start setup for my diesel welder and it looks like that's going to eat electrodes in a hurry. S/F.....Ken M
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