Commando Grinding Wheel Dresser with Flat Diamond Coated Surface for Truing Grinding & Deburring Wheels Commando Products Inc. 167-GWD / 167-8101

202 Customer reviews

$ 12 94

Product Description

  • Flat diamond surface helps dress grinding & abrasive deburring wheels to a true flat surface
  • Makes dressing grinding wheels quick and easy by moving diamond surface across wheel
  • Diamond surface 1/2" x 1-3/4" with a overall tool length of 4-3/4"
  • 1/2" Diameter solid aluminum handle with knurling for positive grip & control
  • Handle Made in USA with Diamond head imported - look for the Commando Logo on the handle to ensure you are getting a true Commando Dresser

Move diamond head back & forth across the grinding or deburring wheel to obtain a smooth flat surface. >>> SUGGESTED USES: Dress and true small to medium size grinding wheels, abrasive wheels or deburring wheels to obtain a flat working surface. Make a great Gift

Customer reviews(202)

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K. Weerts
August 3, 2014
This product does what it is intended to do, however I think there are better alternatives. If you look closely at the pictures you will see that the main dresser body is actually a hollow square tube. The grinding surface is only as thick as that metal, as the diamonds are imbedded in that surface. If price is the end goal pick the cheapest one of this design, they all appear to be exactly the same and made in China. Mine actually had the band name of Promax on it rather then Commando, not that it makes any difference. After using this one gently on a very fine fifteen inch wheel I found that the metal is already wearing away and I assume that I will only get one or two more uses. The better choice for a little bit more is a dresser with a solid carbide head that has a much thicker diamond imbedded surface. You generally get what you pay for.
Billy M.
May 18, 2016
I paid $15.95 then it went on sale for $9.99. I felt the price I paid was a bit steep for what you get, and so they refunded me the difference when I reached out to them (classy move, Hartville Tool).

After one use (two wheels on my bench grinder) the crystals were 1/3 to 1/2 worn off making this a rather disposable tool. That's fine with me since it's also The wheels' grinding surfaces are like new now, though.

There was a section on the tool's diamond coated surface that was lighter on the diamonds. Also, there was a lump that protruded near the center of the grinding surface. The lump ended up being a benefit. I passed just that point back and fourth over the width of the wheel's grinding surface until the lump wore down to the rest of the diamonds on the tool. I nearly dressed a whole wheel with just the lump.

Overall I highly recommend this at $9.99 if you've only got a few wheels to dress. If you've got a bunch of wheels, I'd buy one of those carbon steel star wheel dressing tools ($20-40) to get a rough dressing, then use this to finish as needed.

TIP: Use a light touch and let the diamonds do the work.
Tom A.
November 11, 2017
I bought this grinding wheel dresser to reduce the angle of a Norton aluminum oxide point. A company rep quickly responded to a technical query I sent after I'd purchased this diamond dresser, as this application wasn't normal for this tool. However, it easily enabled me to reshape the entire conical portion of the point in less than a minute with the point chucked in a small drill press and the dressing tool held by hand using a small wooden block as a rest. Of further note is that upon completion, I could see no sign of any wear on the tool's diamond dressing surface.
July 26, 2010
I bought this to clean up an egg shaped silicon carbide wheel. I was very impressed with how easy and quickly it took .120" off. I have used diamond dressers that run in the $100s to purchase, aside from not being able to accurately adjust the angle (to the degree) this tool is much better. No need to mount to the grinder and it works. The diamonds are set very deep and loss won't be an issue. Using a back and forth motion a very clean and flat surface is only seconds away. If it ever wears out I would certainly buy another. Great job Commando!
October 4, 2014
Well secured to knurled handle for sure grip. Had one diamond chip that extended further than the rest, so I first used it to dress a 6 Y.O.rough stone wheel with rounded edges. Barely touched this chip to the surface of the running wheel, and moved it side to side across the tool rest, with very good result. Then used it, also with very light contact, to contour a new 1 inch wide, 100 grit, white stone; again with very nice result. I agree with another reviewer, that those who complain of these wearing out quickly may be applying far too much pressure. I resurfaced/contoured these 2 wheels and the tool still looks brand new! Peace/Out
A. Magill
February 21, 2017
In principle, it works well. Almost too well- lightly touch it to your grinding stone and suddenly you get a cloud of abrasive dust coming off of it. It works so quickly and with such a light touch it's hard to judge if you're holding it square. The diamond coating seems to hold up well even to the green wheel I use for carbide.
The problem is mine came with a ~1mm lump of metal stuck near one end of the working face. That lump is even coated the same as the rest, so I can't ever let that spot touch or else it'll carve out a groove in my wheels.
April 17, 2014
I have had bad results with diamond sharpeners over the years and got this after much internal debate.

This is a nicely made tool, the handle being made in the US and the head part in China.

I held it up to the grinder wheel, 60 grit vitrified aluminum, and BARELY made contact with it and only let it contact for at most a couple of seconds at a time. This was so it would not heat up and the diamonds and the bonding agent would not be under so much stress.

In only a couple of minutes the job was done, really fast, the wheel perfect and all diamonds still on the Commando. Expecting that failure was a real possibility, this was a pleasant surprise.

This is recommended. Of course grinding wheels of other grits and materials might be tougher on this tool.
January 5, 2017
The item I received is not the item pictured nor as described. It does not have an "overall tool length of 4-3/4" nor does it have a "1/2" Diameter solid aluminum handle".

Also, the working end of the tool is not tight to the handle. The nut inside the square end is as tight as it will go, but the end is floppy, rendering the tool unusable for its intended purpose.

One star.

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