Overcomplicating Things - tungsten sharpeners

by JTH

I'm just a hobby welder with a Lincoln Invertec 205-T.

I rarely have to sharpen my Tungsten, perhaps because the 205-T starts so easy. Or perhaps the 205-T controls the parameters well enough that I don't trash my tungsten.

I just use my 6 inch bench grinder, fine wheel. I just don't understand why people are using drills and pin vices. The only reason I can see for special equipment is for dust control.

The only other valid reason would be to avoid the hazards of sharpening a too small tungsten on a bench grinder.

My Idea of high tech would be a dedicated 35 dollar Harbor freight mini bench grinder with a custom sharpening guide.

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