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Re: Cutting your tungsten?

Postby pavetim » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:43 am

Just called Diamond ground and he is sending me free same,of dgp 2% thoriated , wolfram 2% thoriated, cryo treated thoriated and tri mix
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Re: Cutting your tungsten?

Postby AKmud » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:01 pm

I lightly chuck mine up in my vise and tap it with a hammer. Breaks off clean 99% of the time. Then I use a cordless drill on low speed to grind the point with a bench grinder.
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Re: Cutting your tungsten?

Postby exnailpounder » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:37 pm

pavetim wrote:Just called Diamond ground and he is sending me free same,of dgp 2% thoriated , wolfram 2% thoriated, cryo treated thoriated and tri mix

Let us know what you think. I had some Wolfram Thoriated that came with a tig welder I used to own and I thought it held up way better than anything I have used so far. I don't tig weld all the time so I can get by with cheaper tungsten but I am tempted to get some Wolfram 2% lanthanated for aluminum and SS.
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Re: Cutting your tungsten?

Postby motox » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:27 am

i use Wolfram 2% lanthanated for everything.
no complaints. been using it for years
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Re: Cutting your tungsten?

Postby Skylineauto » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:54 pm

I use a 3 inch ceramic tile cutting diamond wheel. The edge is great for cutting and the flat surface is great for sharping. Once one side wears out you can flip it to get more life out of it. I used one for a year until I dropped my die grinder and bent the wheel.

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Re: Cutting your tungsten?

Postby LtBadd » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:17 pm

motox wrote:i use Wolfram 2% lanthanated for everything.
no complaints. been using it for years
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Where do you buy yours? Arc Zone wants $75 for 2% Lan 3/32 ten pack!
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