Dresser Info

How to Order

  • Dresser Tool Number (I.E. D75 - N3 = 3/4ct. - 3/8" x 2" shank)
  • Specify Shank Dimensions. Note: We can manufacture any shank dimension your machine holder demands
  • Indicate Thread, Hex, or Taper if needed

 

Resetting Service Available

  • Single Point straight shank dresser - $13.00
  • Taper shank Dresser - 19.00

 

Optimum Diamond Usage

  1. Index or Turn the Diamond in the Holder
  2. If a coolant is used, don't skimp or you may quench the diamond. This may cause cracking.
  3. Remove or dress away from .0005" to .003" - be conservative
  4. Use a drag angle simply tip diamond in direction of wheel travel from 7 to 15. This will prevent wheel gouging and diamond shock.
  5. Touch wheel on high spot and continue dressing from there.
  6. Make sure all is secure
  7. Reset only when necessary
  8. Keep diamond point protected
  9. Do not purchase too good a diamond. That is an Octahedron, when a knotty irregular will do the job.

Changes that decrease dresser life

1. Wheel

2. Machine

3. Dressing Cycle

A. Diameter increase A. Spindle Bearings Worn A. Increased dressing depth
B. Grit Size Increase B. Worn slides B. Increased traverse speed
C. Hardness Increase C. Dresser mount loose or worn C. Increase use of dresser
D. Speed Increase D. Insufficient cooling of dresser D. Mechanical faults

 

Diamond weight VS. Diameter and width of Grinding wheel

 

Wheel Dressers

Carats

Wheel Diameter

Width

.25 4 1/4
.25 4 3/8
.35 5 1/2
.50 6 1/2
.50 - .70 6 - 7 1/2
.75 8 3/4
1.00 10 1
1.25 - 2.00 14 - 20 2
2.50 20 - 24 3
2.50 - 3.00 24 and up 3

 

Cone Point Dresser

Carat

Maximum Wheel Size

Phono 5 x 1/4
.15 6 x 3/8
.30 6 x 1/2
.50 7 x 1/2

 

Chisel Edge Dresser

Carat

Maximum Wheel Size

.20 5 x 1/4
.30 6 x 1/4
.50 6 x 1/2 to 10 x 1/2
.75 - 1.25 10 x 1/2 to 14 x 1/2