Forum > Sharpening HSS tools

For years I was taught to keep my HSS tool steel cool when sharpening. Several years ago I saw a respected fellow machinist sharpening a tool bit in the jaws of pair of vice grips. He told me I was wasteing my time with all that dipping in the water. More recently I had the same conversation with a fellow woodturner who is also a respected machinist and tool junkie. I would like to know if anybody KNOWS . Thank you in advance...Leon Lowell

July 25, 2013 | Registered CommenterLeon Lowell