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    Hi all

    I have a few low values razors that could use some regrind. What are your favorite ways back to a thin bevel? I'm hoping a for slightly more aggressive edge a low shave angles . I'm working on a kamasori. My first attempt was on a bench belt sander, the 100grit belt was a bit fast fine work I think. Next up was the die grinder and thin diamond wheel. Seems easier to control and was able to thin the stone contact surfacees.

    Anyone have any guidance for regrinds?

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    When I do them I use a 2x72 Belt Grinder 6"-8"-10" wheels cover most everything I have come across

    Depending on the razor I start at 60 Grit and use belts to 600 then shift to Greaseless compounds to pretty them up

    Honestly I rarely do them, They are hard on my fingers nobody wants to pay to have them done, and in the end it doesn't actually correct the bad geometry, unless you make the razor smaller and nobody wants that either..

    I have some articles with pics on here someplace of a few of them including a couple of Kamisori
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    Last edited by gssixgun; 10-21-2023 at 03:46 AM.
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    I have a 1X42 belt grinder which works okay for the rough but it isn't versatile enough for fine work. A 2X72 is in the works. I also use sanding drums with a chuck rod like these.
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    I've been meaning to get an attachment for bench motor for them but have used them in my drill press and in a cordless drill. Using the cordless is a little trickier but the variability of the speed and the braked motor are nice features about it. I actually had this Wile E. Coyote/Rube Goldberg idea about bracketing a cordless drill to the bench and rigging up a foot switch like a sewing machine. ...then the alcohol wore off but something like that would be useful.

    The small one in particular is good for dishing out the area before the bevel which keeps it narrow. They are also quite handy for hand sanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulFLUS View Post
    I have a 1X42 belt grinder which works okay for the rough but it isn't versatile enough for fine work. A 2X72 is in the works. I also use sanding drums with a chuck rod like these.
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    https://www.harborfreight.com/4-piec...BoCh1YQAvD_BwE

    I've been meaning to get an attachment for bench motor for them but have used them in my drill press and in a cordless drill. Using the cordless is a little trickier but the variability of the speed and the braked motor are nice features about it. I actually had this Wile E. Coyote/Rube Goldberg idea about bracketing a cordless drill to the bench and rigging up a foot switch like a sewing machine. ...then the alcohol wore off but something like that would be useful.

    The small one in particular is good for dishing out the area before the bevel which keeps it narrow. They are also quite handy for hand sanding.
    Someplace on here is exactly that idea
    I used a variable speed drill and a bench vise to create a stable platform using those style of rubber drums, it actually works quite well for lighter Face Regrind
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    Oh thank G-O-D! I thought it was just me. You see what I mean though about the variable speed AND the brake in the motor? Those are two really nice features if you could just translate it to a bench grinder.
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