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Abrasive cutting

Abrasive cutting

Abrasive cutting or grinding is the process of producing very fine finishes and accurate cuts and dimensions on various materials. This process is one of the core parts of manufacturing and toolmaking. Since it cuts materials in a very shallow way, it is better suited for use in the machining of hard materials. It can also help in mass production that requires shelling out large numbers of roughed out metal. Abrasive cutting is ideal for precision shallow cutting because of...
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Tungsten knife sharpeners

Tungsten knife sharpeners

A dull knife is as good as having no knife at all. Using a dull knife is very dangerous. Injuries are more likely to happen with dull knives than with sharp ones. To keep all knives always sharp, use a tungsten knife sharpener. This product is a very handy tool that effectively and safely sharpens knives, and a few other things like scissors and various blades. Key features of a tungsten blade sharpener This tool is the best one to...
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Homemade tungsten grinder DIY

Homemade tungsten grinder DIY

Whether you’re using pure, ceriated or lanthanated tungsten for your welding project, you need to make sure that the tips are properly prepared. The different types of tungsten require different preparations. This is something that every person who’s ever used tungsten inert gas or TIG welding knows. Each tungsten type needs to be prepared uniquely; these include balled, pointed or truncated. For the last two tips mentioned, using a grinder or sharpener is the best way to get the needed...
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Portable tungsten grinder

Portable tungsten grinder

The welding industry has been around for ages but the portable tungsten grinder has been making a big splash only fairly recently. In fact, there were probably over 50 brands and designs of handheld tungsten grinders in the American Welding Society in the past year. All the major manufacturers of welding equipment like Esab, Miller and Lincoln had their own versions of portable grinders in their booth demonstrations. In fact, there are overseas manufacturers who joined in on the fray....
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Tungsten carbide sharpener

Tungsten carbide sharpener

Carbide burs, or carbide rotary files, are widely used in different industries today. These grinders (aka sharpeners) are indispensable tools in various fields like engineering, sculpting, woodcarving and more. There are tons of these burs out in the market today, such as the tungsten carbide grinders. With a wide variety to choose from, picking the right bur can be a quite confusing task. Hence, here are some factors to consider in selecting the right carbide bur. Metal types Rotary burs...
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TIG tungsten grinder

TIG tungsten grinder

To guarantee your own safety, as well as your welders and artisans’ security, it is essential to consider the safety feature of the TIG tungsten grinder before anything else. This is especially important when you’re creating an arc with an electrode. All other grinder features must be considered secondary or tertiary. Safety feature first Sometimes referred to as a TIG electrode sharpener, the grinder has the ability to collect harmful or hazardous grinding dust from these electrodes. This makes it...
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