10" Wet Bench Grinder - Craftex
Sharpen just about any cutting tool with this 10" wet bench grinder.
The CT191 features 1/4HP motor which rotates the wheel at a speed of 115 RPM, allows sharpening about any cutting tool in no time. The grinder has a water reservoir which prevents the sharp cutting edges from burning and keeps the grinding wheel clean and efficient. The universal support can be installed vertically or horizontally on the grinder and the grinding jig accepts a variety of cutting tools. The leather stropping wheel removes fine burrs and polishes the cutting edge to an unbelievable sharpness.
The CT191 comes with an angle guide, honning compound, universal support, grinding jig, 10" grinding wheel, stropping wheel and a user manual.
Motor: 1/4-HP, 120-Volts, Single Phase, 60-Hz
Amps: 1.6 Amps
Grinding Wheel Diameter: 10"
Grinding Wheel Thickness: 2"
Grinding Wheel Material: Aluminum Oxide
Grinding Wheel Grit: 220
Arbor Diameter: 12mm (1/2")
Stropping Wheel Diameter: 8"
Stropping Wheel Thickness: 30mm (2")
Stropping Wheel Material: Leather
Wheel Speed: 115 RPM
Weight: 37 lbs
Warranty: 2 Years
Some of you may know what a Tormek wet grinder is. A Swedish beauty in the world of sharpening. The Craftex wet grinder is compatible with the Tormek T8. We have the T8 at work so I can give you an honest opinion on the comparison. The T8 is about 4x the price of the BusyBee version. The Tormek has some little niceties you can check out but on the function of sharpening the Craftex does the job almost as good. So i’ll give you the positive first than the negative. Of course the great price, all the Tormek sharpening jigs fit, the 220 grit stone can be profiled to give a 1000 grit cut but you will need the Tormek grading stone. I know because I tried it ;). The honing wheel has less seam ‘bump’ , the carbide truing cutter for the stone is 1/2 the cost (you will want this regardless what machine you buy as the wheels are seldom true out of the box). The Craftex has a geared drive rather than a friction wheel. The bad, no micro adjustment, no magnet to collect the filings in the water tray and it throws a bit more water. In my opinion the Craftex is a truly great value.
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