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disc grinder

Discussion in 'Grinders' started by r-ice, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. r-ice

    r-ice New Member

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    Well Guys on some other forum they are having a group buy on the Nielsen interchangeable disc grinder system. I have a belt grinder and was wondering if anyone uses the disc or knows what the differences between a disc and a belt. If one is better than the other?
     
  2. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    Rods a good guy with a nice product, lives close by in Kamloops...if you don't like peeling off sand paper all the time then you may want to consider it but the system doesn't come cheap, I actually almost bought one myself last year with the variable speed and the whole sha-bang........instead I found a 1750rpm motor...a frwrd reverse switch collecting dust dirt cheap, bought a 1 degree bevel disc for $80 and haven looked back yet..........into it for about $100 with forward and reverse.........I use this as much as my 2 x 72's
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  3. r-ice

    r-ice New Member

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  4. TheCivilman

    TheCivilman New Member

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    I don't mean to hijack this thread but it was lookin kinda stale...
    If I may, Rob what size is the disc you bought and where did you buy it? I made one myself with step pulleys to change speeds c/w the critical fwd & reverse but I need a disc. Looking for 10" dia., preferably.
    r-ice, the reason I wanted a disc grinder is for flat grinding bevels, and shaping scales etc. but the real advantage is with reverse. IMO, it really is just another tool in the arsenal. If I could only have one it would be the 2x72 but each is nice for diff't operations.
    Thx, krg
     
  5. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    9'' with a 1 degree
    Beaumont Metal works
    or Usa knifemaker
     
  6. BigUglyMan

    BigUglyMan Active Member

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    How did you get Beaumont to ship to you? They won't even answer my emails.

    To r-ice, the 9" discs are critical to get your flat grinds really flat. They can be tricky to work with but they're outstanding pieces of kit.

    To Civilman, you'll want a 9" disc to be able to use standard sized sandpaper.
     
  7. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    Now that I got a lathe I will try to turn a disc myself but I'm not even sure how much a 9" dia plate of aluminum even costs. Way too much stuff on the go right now to even think about it though. What would be the min recomended hp for the motor?
     
  8. TheCivilman

    TheCivilman New Member

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    I thought I posted this already but obviously not...
    I'm with biguglyman, how did you get Beaumont to sell to you? I bought a contact wheel from them but that was when I had a sister in NV. She has since moved. Is there the same issues with USA Knifemaker?
    Thx for the advice about 9". Makes sense.
     
  9. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    I have ordered from usaknifemaker many times without any issues. They sell pretty much all the Beaumont stuff as far as discs, wheels, etc. I think that's probably the easiest way to go about getting stuff from Beaumont.
     
  10. Eric S

    Eric S New Member

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    Ooh, I really like that.

    I have a little 5 inch one on my beltsander, and its great for flat grinds on little knives.
    Except for having to take apart a bunch of things to replace the sandpaper.

    Had no idea it was so cheap. I might just make one and rig up a little tool rest.
     
  11. r-ice

    r-ice New Member

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    okay, so I got a disc grinder and now just have to put it together along with a new work station then learn how to use it hahah.

    as for anyone ordering anything. You can allways use CBI or any other holding or reshipping company. For those of us who are lucky enough to live by the border, you can have stuff sent to places like CBI buffalo and go down there and pick it up. With CBI it is 5.95 or something like that per package. You then cross the border and pay the appropriate taxes and you are golden. It is usually much cheaper than going the big delivery guys.
     
  12. Icho-

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    I've been using kinek.com. Sounds like the same idea as CBI. My pick up point is a computer store. It is $4 per delivery but prices range a bit at different locations. Just about all the US border cities have kinek points.
     

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