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Blackstone X02 spinner question

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Do I need a new spinner to dress the wheel? https://imgur.com/a/1hPwUfy

Lately I feel like I haven't been getting the quality of sharpenings I am used to.  The wheel is relatively new ruby wheel so my next thought is the spinner.  I have tried cleaning it with DW40 dry lube since it doesn't attract dust but that's about it.

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Try soaking it in mineral spirits and then hit it with a tooth brush if needed. Put a couple drops of oil in the seams of the bearing and give it a go. 

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If your ring is done, it will start to spark when you dress the wheel.  Also would probably look shiny in the center.  Otherwise you can clean the ring, or you could try a different grinding wheel.  I've definitely had the rare occasion where something is wrong with the grinding wheel.

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I finally was able to get around to cleaning the spinner with @Monty22's suggestion of mineral spirits.  If you look at my pictures and you see that rectangular shape on the spinner it took some elbow grease and more than a tooth brush to get that off it actually popped off in one chunk.  My guess is that was the culprit so I will re sharpen tonight and report back.

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Make sure you put a couple drops of oil on the bearing seams and make sure the spinner rotates freely after reinstalling. 

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17 hours ago, Monty22 said:

Make sure you put a couple drops of oil on the bearing seams and make sure the spinner rotates freely after reinstalling. 

I did and it was.  Cleaning it seemed to do the trick.  I won't skate until Sunday but I resharpened my skates and I can tell just by running my thumb over the edges that they are better.  I think the problem is lack of dust collection and me not backing the spinner off far enough after dressing the wheel.  I noticed when I resharpened last night that the rectangular shape came back and its just built up blade dust.  I plan to get the dust collection set up very soon.  I just need to take some measurements.

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