Monday, January 18, 2010

Point to the Tungsten

Sharing the grinding wheel at the shop has made it challenging to get to a good clean point on our tungsten.
Bob told me he bought a couple of these Arc-Zone sharpeners for the weld crew in his shop & they loved them, but they're pretty spendy.
After a quick ebay search I pick this one up for a good price.
Anyone use these, have any tips and or suggestions?


trainwreck said...

I use one at work and it works great. kinda a pain if you're sharpening different sizes of tungsten all the time but you don't hafta worry about picking all types of crap off of the grinding wheel anymore.

Ha-milton said...

My only suggestion is dedicate this to a 2% only tungsten. Dont be tempted to use this for all your tungstens (2% 1% pure etc.) When youre welding aluminum you dont want a sharp point anyways so dont pollute your pure tungsten by using the sharpener that you just ground 2% in. Also wear safety glasses!!! Hope this makes sense, and remember if you aint a welder you aint shit