Norton Tool Steel Grinding Wheels
& Grinding Wheel Dressing Tools
Possibly the single most misunderstood aspect of sharpening is the importance of choosing the right Norton grinding wheel. Most people use the wheels that came on the grinder. These wheels are the worst possible choice. They are almost sure to burn the edge of a cutting tool. The wheels that come on a grinder are very hard, designed to be long wearing while removing stock quickly. The opposite style of Norton grinding wheel is needed for hardened tool steel. For this, a soft Norton Grinding wheel, specially formulated to run cool, is needed. We prefer 60 grit for woodworking tools. Without such a Norton wheel, even the most skilled user is likely to burn an edge. With the correct wheel, you still need to be careful and not push too hard, but you will notice a night and day difference. All of the Norton wheels offered here are especially designed for grinding tool steel. They can also be used occasionally for general purpose grinding, but if you need to use your grinder a lot for non-sharpening related work, we recommend using an all purpose wheel for this work. And don't forget to wear safety goggles!
We are discontinuing Norton products and are closing out our remaining inventory.
Limited quantities available.
Norton Round Grinding Wheel Dresser
Norton Multi-Point Diamond Grinding Wheel Dresser
Norton Grinding Wheel Dressing Stick