New to "power sharpening"

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Hello all, I'm excited to check out the forums! I've been sharpening by hand for some time now, first with stones and now with an Edge Pro system. I fell into a 6 inch bench grinder and a 6 inch buffer. I put some Razor Sharp paper wheels on the grinder and they work great! My question is, now that I have that set up, is it worth it to set up the buffer for fine finishing work? Is there something else I can use the buffer for? What kind of set ups do you folks use? Thanks in advance for the info!

Matt
 
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You could use the buffer to polish the scales, or as a way to clean up a rusted blade or remove the patina on a carbon steel blade. Unless you are making knives, you really can do without the buffer in my opinion. Maybe sell it and get a Work Sharp Ken Onion for grinding where the wheels would take too much time on re profiling. You will love the paper wheels, as I have had mine for over 3 years and get excellent results with them.
 
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search through the paper wheel thread for posts by Kwackster, he has a number of paper wheels that are treated with diamond compound for further refinements and different edge characteristics.
 
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