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One Way Wolverine Rig with Rikon 8" 1 HP Grinder

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Glen Schultz, May 3, 2019.

  1. Glen Schultz

    Glen Schultz

    Apr 22, 2019
    Location (City & State):
    Pawcatuck, CT.
    I am just getting started.
    I purchased the 1HP Rikon Grinder after Buying the 1/2 HP model and sending it back because it was junk.
    The 1 HP model is pretty nice for the monet and has a vacuum port down low behind each wheel which is great until you try to use it with the OneWay Wolverine bases with it.
    To get the right height for the rig to be effective the exhaust ports have to be removed.
    Has anyone else had this problem and turned out a solution for it?
    Thanks in advance for your replies.
  2. Stan Semeniuk

    Stan Semeniuk

    Sep 3, 2012
    Location (City & State):
    Hi Glen,
    You picked a pretty good grinder to start ,I use one and have been very happy with it. On mine I have CBN wheels so the guards are off. The exhaust ports are just that not for a vacuum but you may already know that. Some of the gents here have set up rare earth magnets in water to collect the waste.I have not tried it,I find with the CBN wheels I have very little waste. I'm sure some of the the other guys will be along to share there ideas.
  3. Mike Johnson

    Mike Johnson

    Jul 26, 2016
    Location (City & State):
    You can install a spacer between the grinder base and the table top which will increase the distance and allow installation of the wolverine jig.
  4. robo hippy

    robo hippy

    Aug 14, 2007
    Location (City & State):
    Eugene, OR
    To get the Wolverine base up to proper height for my robo rests, I had to put a piece of 3/4 inch plywood under them. I did remove the rubber feet, totally worthless lamp, the safety shields, and the dust ports. I did keep the wheel guard on, just the inside one, mostly to help control the metal dust. I think I had to adjust the wheel guard a bit to be able to slide the robo rests all the way up to the wheel. A good grinder for the price. Plenty of power for the heavy D Way CBN wheels. Not as quiet as my Baldor grinders, but still good for the price. I did get one a couple of years back when they first came out. When I took the rubber feet off so I could bolt it to plywood, I had grind off the feet a bit to get it to sit flat. The newer one was fine.

    robo hippy
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  5. Mark Jundanian

    Mark Jundanian

    Jun 6, 2018
    Location (City & State):
    La Grange, IL
    CBN wheels make no stone dust, but the amount of steel dust, of course, is the same.

    I placed a bent aluminum pie pan under the CBN (guard off), then inside the pan I use a rare earth magnet inside a Ziploc bag to capture the steel dust. This is pretty effective, but not perfect. When I clean up I use the bagged magnet to "sweep up" the dust. The steel dust is then fairly easy to remove from the outside of the bag without removing the magnet.

    Note, I have Tormek jigs. This is a little more complicated with the Wolverine system's steel frame directly under the wheel.
    Last edited: May 11, 2019

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