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Brian H08/04/2021 17:48:24
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Can someone explain how to clean a diamond wheel?


Pete Rimmer08/04/2021 17:54:31
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Do you mean a CBN wheel, typically a reddy brown colour? If so just use it to grind a sharpening stone like an oil stone. If you mean the type that fits an angle grinder just use it to grind a soft brick or soft concrete block.

Oily Rag08/04/2021 18:21:22
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Use a pencil rubber (or eraser for our cousins 'over the pond' )

Editted to get rid of the grinning bufoon smiley!

Edited By Oily Rag on 08/04/2021 18:22:32

HOWARDT08/04/2021 18:32:18
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There seems to be a few ways to clean both diamond impregnated wheels and CBN, washing, using a cleaning block. Cleaning block seems to be aluminium oxide. Have both types of wheel but not cleaned either yet!!

peak408/04/2021 19:06:23
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I use one of these cleaning stones from Axminster, though I'm sure other sources are available.


Brian H08/04/2021 19:42:24
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Many thanks for the replies and yes it is a ready brown colour so shall try a small oil stone.


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