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  1. #1
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    Question Checking electrode tip angles?

    Is there an equivalent tungsten electrode tip gauge for checking angles similar to a thread gauge?

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    tom

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    I have always just eyeballed it- Mostly sharpen mine on a green silicone carbide grinding wheel on a bench grinder. Grinding angles matter, broadly speaking, But you won't pick the difference between 45 degrees and 40, which would be calibrated eyeball tolerances.

    You can buy commercial sharpening rigs with diamond wheels and accurate repeatable cuts- like the CK turbo sharp, but for $1500 I don't bother.

    For stick out you can get tungsten stickout gauges, or just use a rule butted up against the cup.

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