Added: 04/04/2014 by Jason VanAken
Way over-priced. Why the hell does it cost so much? It does a decent job sharpening, but leaves so much to be desired. Holds tungsten poorly, the plastic parts are sloppy and cheap. The reservoir is a joke. The bottle hold less than the total required capacity, resulting in a mess to clean out. You have to remove the front cover to get the residue cleaned up. The seal wears out quickly, leading to a mist and puddles under the unit. Our bottle is cracked and requires replacement, and a new one is over 50 dollars. If this were my shop, this thing would have been returned. Worth about 1400 less than what it costs. Good luck.
Thank you for bringing up these points about the Neutra Wet Tungsten Grinder. We are very sorry to hear you’ve had such a negative experience so far. These machines are widely used in clean-room environments, like submarines or nuclear power plants. And yes, the Neutra is not an intuitive machine and can be difficult to use at times. Even though it is outstanding at capturing 100% of the grinding dust, and leaving the tungsten with a clean, polished finish, it does require quite a bit of care to clean out the spent fluid.
Fortunately, some of these issues were addressed by the manufacturer when they designed the Ultima TIG and Ultima TIG-Cut. The Ultima is easier to use, more precise, equipped with improved rubber seals, but also can be a little messy to clean. And in a high production environment, they are designed to wear out within a matter of weeks... All in all, these machines are not for everyone, that's why we carry so many different machine designs - One size does not fit all. Based on your feedback, we’d recommend the Piranha 3 for your application.
Once again Jason, we are sorry that you were not satisfied with the Neutra Grinder; please do not hesitate to call us if you have any more questions or suggestions. Thank you.