Dressing the wheel

The first action is to check the surface of the wheel and dress it as necessary - this should be done on a regular basis to keep the wheel clean, sharp and in shape. I dress my high speed wheels every day.

High-speed grinders

Whether you use a devil stone. Huntington wheel, diamond cluster or single point diamond, the process is the same: slide the dresser backwards and forward across the wheel surface until it is clean and flat. Ensure you wear eye and breathing protection.

Wetstone grinders

Slow running wide wheels should be dressed with a large surface dresser - by far the quickest method. The Tormek stone grader will do the job, or you could use a devil stone. Hold the dresser level to the wheel axis and apply even pressure while slowly moving it from side to side.

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Top Left Dressing a high speed wheel with a single diamond in a guide.

Loft Grading the Tormok wetstone grinder.

It isn't necessary to dress a belt grinder - simply change the belt.

Top Left Dressing a high speed wheel with a single diamond in a guide.

Loft Grading the Tormok wetstone grinder.

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