07-18-2012, 02:32 PM
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My question is I got a buffer and I wanna if its ok to use it for blade restores

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 07-18-2012, 03:14 PM
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  • tgutc
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What kind of buffer are you talking about?

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 07-18-2012, 03:56 PM
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I have a harbor freight 6 inch buffer that's 3500 rpm which is to fast but I put 4 inch spiral seen wheels on

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 07-18-2012, 04:44 PM
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Hopefully some of the other guys will chime in, but that seem to be too fast.

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 07-18-2012, 04:51 PM
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A buffer can take plating off fast if it moves too fast or is too abrasive, either or both. Even a small Dremel can do damage because plating is very thin.

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 07-18-2012, 06:13 PM
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What are you restoring? Straight razors? DE razors?

The short answer is yes, but.... I recommend a slower model. A fast buffer moves pretty quickly and you won't be able to use a few compounds as effectively as with a slower buffer.

That said, overheating is not a problem as long as you are on top of it. Metal is not plastic and is not as heat averse.

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 07-18-2012, 06:23 PM
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I'm restoring straight razors I've never tried DE

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 07-18-2012, 08:47 PM
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(07-18-2012, 06:23 PM)Tylerbrycen Wrote: I'm restoring straight razors I've never tried DE

You'll be fine. Smaller wheels mean less sfpm anyway. Just keep a close eye on the heat level and dunk it in water often.

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 07-21-2012, 11:04 AM
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  • freddy
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Gents, while this discussion is well beyond my ken, I am always amazed at the depth of knowledge we have here at The Shave Nook.

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