A tool and cutter grinder is used to sharpen milling cutters and tool bits along with a host of other cutting tools.. It is an extremely versatile machine used to perform a variety of grinding operations: surface, cylindrical, or complex shapes.
Following a number of requests, this page details the grinding of a general purpose lathe tool. This is an attempt to try and explain in simple terms the tool design, terminology and the grinding process needed to create it.
Begin by dressing the grinding wheel. Next, look up the typical angles for the workpiece material, and then follow the steps in Figure A–2. Dip the tool in coolant frequently to keep it from overheating and annealing.