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Old 2022-01-05, 6:52pm
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Iíve been offered a grinder similar to the picture below. Can it be used for any tasks related to Lampwork beads?

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Old 2022-01-05, 11:00pm
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You could grind any rough ends of your mandrels.
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Old 2022-01-06, 3:06am
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I think you can get buffing wheels for them so they're not limited to metal work alone.

But you would want to set up some serious housing and get a variety of wheel types and buffing compounds so it would be a major side branch to your creative talents.

Nice to have if just for the mandrel end shaping alone though.

I have some grinding stones that I fit in the chuck of my cordless drill for mandrel ends though.
Much less expensive and takes up a fraction of the space.
I had picked them up to sharpen lawn mower blades in place, so classic double duty tools.

Don't forget the safety glasses in either case.
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Old 2022-01-06, 7:22pm
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Thanks Eileen and Speedslug.
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