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pink grinding wheels

Our special pink grinding wheels deliver . . .

  • Cooler cutting
  • A better edge on your HSS tools
  • Longer life
  • They hold their shape better than white wheels

  • NEW! Pink wheels for the Tormek. See below

PINK aluminium oxide wheels are even better than white wheels.
Many professional turners advise that you fit a white aluminium oxide wheel but why not treat yourself to something even better? Pink grit (sometimes hyped as artificial ruby) is a tougher abrasive which keeps its shape better than white. It is ideal for sharpening HSS gouges which tend to wear white wheels prematurely. As the pink wheels cut cooler and faster they are also ideal for skew chisels - in fact you will get better results with all your tools HSS and carbon steel.
Peter Child "fine" grit pink wheels are actually a blend of 80 and 100 grit with a special vitreous binder. They cut as cool and as easily as a 80 grit but give the keen edge of a 100 grit stone. The tool will seldom need honing after the grind.

We also stock coarse wheels which are great for shaping or reshaping or correcting the tool profile. If you can, have a fine wheel at one end of the grinder and a coarse wheel at the other.

Are they artificial ruby? Well - yes - all rubies both natural and manmade are in fact aluminium oxide with the addition of a little chromium which makes them pink. Our wheels are the only ones with just the right amount of chromium for the coolest grind on HSS.

Pink wheel 250 x 50mm to fit the Tormek grinder
The excellent Tormek comes with very soft wheels, designed for plane irons and other wide blades, which rapidly go out of shape when sharpening HSS gouges etc. You need a harder tougher, faster cutting wheel for woodturning tools and we provide them. Our pink wheels suffer dramatically reduced wheel wear and are economically priced. They are 180 grit which gives a good edge with fast cutting.

Sizes available include . . .

For dry grinders
Fine 125mm x 16mm £13.25
Fine 150mm x 20mm £16.50
Fine 150mm x 25mm with 70mm x 6mm recess in one side £20.70
Fine 175mm x 30mm £22.00

Tormek pink wheels 120/150grit
These will also fit other wet grinders.
Fine 250mm x 50mm recessed. 12mm bore £62.75

ALSO SEE blue microcrystalline grinding wheels

All wheels have a 31.75mm bore (1,1/4"). We will fit plastic bushes at no extra charge to suit the shaft size you specify. Choose from 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1", 15mm, 20mm.

Carriage is extra. VAT (sales tax) is included

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