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2x72 Grizzly

Discussion in 'Grinders' started by snailgixxer, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Just ordered in a grizzly, went for the cheaper brand, but does anyone here have any suggestions with it, or experience with them? Im very anxious for it to get here!
     
  2. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    I don't have experience using the machine but know that many makers out there use them. There are a few basic mods or tweaks that many guys do from stock to make the grinder even more useful. One mod I know of forsure is a pyroceramic glass platen face. It decreases friction and provides a much flatter and more wear resistant platen. It's a very worthwhile update to any grinder and only costs a few bucks.
     
  3. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Thats definitely something Ill be looking into doing. Does anyone know if it can be modified to do hollow grinds? or just a flat grind? No doubt there is a mod for hollow grinds if not from stock unit.
     
  4. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    You can do hollow grinds on the bottom wheel but may have to move or change the work rest if you grind with a rest. I have however heard that it can be tough with the 8 inch wheel as it doesn't give much clearance for the blade when the tang is on the motor side. I believe this is a non issue on the 10 inch wheel however.
     
  5. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    awesome, sounds good
     
  6. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    so, my grizzly just came in this morning, and there is a part broken in the box..pretty important one to. Its the bushing/bracket that adjusts the tension and basically a critical part. They are going over the order in their office, and will get back to me on what they can do about it. Either send a replacement part, or else I could find a lathe and welder and build my own. It sucks how things are made with such brittle cast steel.. Its like powder. Anyone else ever had this issue with Grizzlys?
     
  7. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    That really sucks man. Push them for a replacement part no matter what. You paid for a new machine and there is no reason you should already have to start repairing and fabbing parts. I'm sure they will take care of you but make sure you are happy with the outcome before signing off on that.
     
  8. stevebates

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    Grayzers right, I had the same thing happen with a bandsaw that I ordered the whole lifting handle was busted off and it was cat as well but not quit as critical as your issue. Rather than ship it all the way back to California I opted for $200 refund so I ended up paying half price. Lucky for me the machine still works perfectly fine but I would make sure you get your parts replaced.
     
  9. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Ive spoke with them, and they wanted pictures. I sent a few down. Maybe they'll give me a good credit back for it. Its not a hard piece to fab up, and quite frankly, If it was weak and broke in shipping, whats going to happen when the machine is full lick and it breaks and I take a silicon carbide belt in the face....or other pieces of the machine. Im getting it fixed today, and Ill deal with the shipping company when they get back to me.

    completely different topic,

    the tool rest seems small, I would imagine most people modify it to their specifications, but has anyone seen one built with say like a machined perpendicular slot to the belt, and a jig that would slide freely left to right..maybe have some sort of a feed screw and clamp to adjust depth of cut? or is that the machinist in me being to finicky?
     
  10. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Well, finally have it set up properly and has already been put to work. Fresh batch of belts on the way

    Also, a picture of the material I have so far.

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  11. stevebates

    stevebates Active Member

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    Looking pretty sweet....can't wait to see some more pics!
     

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