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Old 12-22-2018, 09:18 AM
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Wooward fab arrived today. Very impressed with this for the money. Blades seem right out of the box. The lever is stout and not sloppy.
The woodward bead roller I ordered shipped fast and was built well. The only issue was all the dies were larger then any of the pipes I wanted to roll. I probably would not hesitate at all buying woodward tool again if it is something I needed.
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:27 PM
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Anyone tried the TungstenMate Simplicity for grinding TIG electrodes?

TungstenMate $40 eBay

I'm ready to get a dedicated grinder, but can't get my head around $250+ for an HTP or similar when it's basically a dremel tool with a guide attachment. I have no problem paying good $ for quality tools, but don't see any reason why a TungstenMate or Scottsman shouldn't be able to produce similar results at less than 1/2 the cost.
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:37 PM
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Get the eastwood tungsten grinder. Incredible for $90 and worth every penny. Perfect grinds at various angles for 3/32 and 1/16, and the discs last a really long time.

https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-tu...der-57555.html

One of the best purchases I have made welding related.

Oh, and it has slots built into it for snapping off buggered tunsgten. Works really well and has saved me a ton of time.
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Get the eastwood tungsten grinder. Incredible for $90 and worth every penny. Perfect grinds at various angles for 3/32 and 1/16, and the discs last a really long time.

https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-tu...der-57555.html

One of the best purchases I have made welding related.

Oh, and it has slots built into it for snapping off buggered tunsgten. Works really well and has saved me a ton of time.
I have considered the Eastwood, but it won't do 1/8" tungstens. I also don't really like that the tungsten isn't fully surrounded/supported by the tool, compared to the other choices.

Edit: just realized you said the Eastwood will do multiple angles... their site only lists 22.5*? Does it have other options?
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For $40 can you go wrong. Even if it turns out to be junk, you are barely out a tank of gas.
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Originally Posted by Roda View Post
I have considered the Eastwood, but it won't do 1/8" tungstens. I also don't really like that the tungsten isn't fully surrounded/supported by the tool, compared to the other choices.

Edit: just realized you said the Eastwood will do multiple angles... their site only lists 22.5*? Does it have other options?
It does 10 degree as well for both and is cake to use. I don't see a need for it to be surrounded after using it.

here is a better pic of the top.

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I have the sealed grinder attachment I posted about in this thread earlier. After seeing how much dust comes out of it when I empty it, I would never, ever want to use an open one.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/TungstenMat...-/183295893621 Here's the updated version of the tungstenmate which he really seams to like. Scroll down on the add and the is a video of the updated version. It's the one I am going to get. Wear a mask when grinding a new point.
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