The Tradesman was designed by a machinist , and is a wonderful to use in a machine shops
Johns Hopkins , MIT, Boeing , Sturm Ruger Use Tradesmen in their shops. (and so do we ! )
The Tradesman is ideally suited for sharpening lathe tools in machine shops.
HSS and Cobalt tool bits , as well as carbide inserts can be easily sharpened with much less heat traditional stone wheels