Chemical sharpeners?

by Ron
(Joplin, Mo)

What is your take on chemical sharpeners?

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They work.

no grinding scratches but they typically do leave a residue as well as some nasty fumes.

one jar of chem sharp lasts a really long time and since tungsten sharpeners cost anywhere from 300-800 dollars, and replacement diamond wheels are sometimes 45 bucks, chemical sharpeners are definitely an option.

Chem sharp puts a very smooth tapered point.

the tungsten is dark and discolored after using chem sharp but one light on a piece of scrap and the electrode shines up and is good to go.

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