This large and powerful Record 8" grinder has a fine white wheel which is extra wide (40mm). The 8" wheels will give less curvature on the bevel of the tools. Ideal for skew chisels but primarily intended for cabinet makers tools such as plane irons. Woodturners would need to fit a harder fine wheel on the right for gouges and other curved blades because the white wheel would go out of shape if used for frequent grinding of gouges.
This is a nice quality machine with a five year guarantee. Weight 14 kilo.
Our 200 x 25mm microcrystalline wheel would perform well on this machine and do a great job on your HSS turning tools. We recommend that you replace at least one grindstone with a microcrystalline wheel then your grinder will be able to sharpen just about every type of blade including carbon steel chisels and turning tools which require a cool cutting wheel. Fitting and balancing is free of charge if you order both together.