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    TIG electrode grinder

    What is everyone using to grind their TIG electrodes? Just free hand on the bench grinder, or do you have an attachment for a rotary tool, standalone grinder, or something else?

    #2
    I use this, works great.
    https://www.trick-tools.com/Sharpie-...nder-Kit-12840
    Rock Krawler sucks!

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      #3
      A drill and a grinder wheel works great.

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        #4
        I have a small bench grinder that I removed one side, and mounted it to my welding cart/table. These are photos from when I was still making the cart:



        - Buck

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          #5
          Originally posted by HELL BOUND View Post
          A drill and a grinder wheel works great.
          Yup. Just as good as any dedicated grinder and a but load cheaper.
          Searching before posting will reduce dumb ass questions from you, but may not stop dumb ass responses from me.

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            #6
            Originally posted by thedirtman View Post
            That's spendy.

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              #7
              I have seen where they sell the adapters and have contemplated grabbing one.

              https://www.ebay.com/itm/GEN4-Tungst...g/183207796495

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                #8
                Originally posted by Scott Cee aka 2drx4 View Post

                That's spendy.
                if you have a die grinder you can just buy the head. I always did the drill and dedicated grinding wheel but it made a big difference in the arc using the tungsten grinder. The diamond wheel gives a finer grind and you get a more focused arc. I picked up the whole kit since I already had a bunch of the 12V Milwaukee tools. I am also lazy and is convienant to have next to the welder instead of having to drag out a couple tools to sharpen. I find myself hitting it before I weld anything now since it is so fast.
                Rock Krawler sucks!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by thedirtman View Post

                  if you have a die grinder you can just buy the head. I always did the drill and dedicated grinding wheel but it made a big difference in the arc using the tungsten grinder. The diamond wheel gives a finer grind and you get a more focused arc. I picked up the whole kit since I already had a bunch of the 12V Milwaukee tools. I am also lazy and is convienant to have next to the welder instead of having to drag out a couple tools to sharpen. I find myself hitting it before I weld anything now since it is so fast.
                  I have no doubt that it's amazing, but by the time I get it to me it's $600. Even just buying the head is expensive because currency exchange and UPS shipping.

                  Amazon.ca has a knockoff like what Talon2006 posted and the Homeless Despot has a promo for the Milwaukee grindy thing being free with a charger/battery kit, so I went ahead and ordered those things. Hopefully the knockoff does a decent enough job. If it doesn't I'm only really our $100 because I can use the other stuff.

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                    #10
                    3d printed adapter and a diamond cut off wheel for my Dremel


                    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3652497

                    00 Excursion - Cummins 12V/NV4500, 05+ coil suspension
                    ​​​54 International R112 - 2JZ

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                      #11
                      I picked up a used bench grinder from a buddy at work for $30 and put a new grinding wheel on dedicated for tungsten

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                        #12
                        https://www.harborfreight.com/replac...ner-98862.html
                        diamond wheel, drilled out arbor hole to fit onto my m18 grinder. Works absolutely great

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                          #13
                          I use a dedicated 8" bench grinder. One wheel is 80 grit and the other is 120 grit.
                          Kevin

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                            #14
                            Chuck it up in a drill and put it on the bench grinder.

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                              #15
                              https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

                              this one a 4-1/2" angle grinder that just barely works and sometimes needs to be kickstarted. works absolute tits, super cheap, long wear life


                              Up is difficult, down is dangerous

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