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Obm 2x72

Discussion in 'Grinders' started by Ryan Ladurantaye, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Ryan Ladurantaye

    Ryan Ladurantaye Active Member

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    Well I finally pulled the trigger on a grinder.

    I was set to build one. Bought some wheels (thanks again Dan) and had a good plan set up. I think. But I happened to end up with a little extra cash that wasn't expected and made the plunge. I went with the updated model of the Oregon Blade Maker 2x72.
    I still need to add a motor. But hey, you have to do it with almost all of them. And I didn't order and took tests because that I feel I can take care of on my own, I got some basic metal working skills so I should be able to make something that suits me needs.
    Having family going down south saves a lot for the shipping. So all in all I should be into it for less than 1000$ which is the cheapest I found for one I don't have to build myself.
    I'll post pics when I get it.
     
  2. parker

    parker Active Member

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    Dan made a post for a motor with free shipping in USA and I ordered one myself. a 2hp 3 phase motor was cheaper with brokerage and the %30 difference in the dollar then a 1hp 1 phase princess auto motor. hoping to get it soon :) automation direct is the company if you still need one
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Awesome Ryan! Looking forward to seeing the machine when you get everything up and running.

    Yes, and I received the motor without any "freight surprises."

    Dan
     
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  4. Ryan Ladurantaye

    Ryan Ladurantaye Active Member

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    Ok. So this thing is finally north of the border and in my hands. Pictures to follow later today.
     
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  5. Icho-

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    Can't wait to see!
     
  6. Ryan Ladurantaye

    Ryan Ladurantaye Active Member

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    Here it is. And I must say, it's nice. Very happy with it. Now I don't really have anything to compare it to unless you count the 1x30 I've been using so far. But in terms of materials and craftsmanship. This is light years ahead. And mind you, you do pay for the difference.
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    Now to sort out the drive wheel and motor!
     
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  7. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    That is a good lookin grinder.
     
  8. ToddR

    ToddR Active Member

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    that is a good looking machine. I thought about going that way myself. I talked myself into making one instead but I almost pulled the trigger. The question i have about it is, is it heavy? I mean, i don't know how to say it... sturdy? You know what i mean? You know how when you use a sear tablesaw made from plastic and aluminum and you push a board through it and the whole saw moves. Then you use a nice General and it's made from 500 lbs of steel. No vibration, nothin. Does this grinder have that "solid" feeling? I'm bad at describing stuff... sorry.
     
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  9. Ryan Ladurantaye

    Ryan Ladurantaye Active Member

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    Very solid. Sides all look to be 1/4" plate,base is welded. The arm is 1/2" no play at all. And the tooling arm tightens up nicely. I'll likely mount it to 3/4" or 1" plywood.
     
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