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Looking For A Belt Grinder

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Brodie Donnelly, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Brodie Donnelly

    Brodie Donnelly New Member

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    Hey ,
    I’m looking for a 2x72 or a 2x48 !
    Please let me know if you have one available
    Thanks
    Brodie
     
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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Hey Brodie, Welcome to the forum.

    Are you looking for new or used?

    Dan
     
  3. Brodie Donnelly

    Brodie Donnelly New Member

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    Hey Dan,
    Thanks for the welcome !! I am open to both new or used. I already have a motor and vfd
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Brodie,

    For new you might want to check out Jo at Vashti Grinders in Logan Lake B.C. or Kevin at Nexus Grinders in Raymond AB. Both are great guys to work with and they also offer a variety of parts if you want to do a little DIY later on.

    One thing to watch out for is the drive wheel bore size. Many motors are 5/8" shaft diameter (NEMA 56 frame), while some larger frame motors have a 7/8" shaft diameter (NEMA 143T/145T). Many grinders ship will a drive wheel, so be sure to get the wheel that fits your motor.


    Dan
     
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  5. Brodie Donnelly

    Brodie Donnelly New Member

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    Thank you very much
     
  6. Tom Stegner

    Tom Stegner New Member

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    They are pricey but if you have a welder...I built mine for less then 500 canadian. It started out as a 200$ deal when finished but I started with skateboard wheels on it and that worked so well that I upgraded to real aluminum wheels and a different power supply. Creates a lot of dust but it runs great.
     
  7. Brodie Donnelly

    Brodie Donnelly New Member

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    Thank you! I have been thinking about just building one.I have all the materials priced and drawn up on how I want it out I’m just seeing if there are any for sale before I start
     
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  8. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Welcome Brodie! Glad you could make it mate :beer:
     
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  9. Brodie Donnelly

    Brodie Donnelly New Member

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    Hey Griff !
    Thanks for the invite
     
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  10. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I've made a few in my day. There's some plans on my blog for a budget build and a more pro build. The pro one requires a C face motor and some contract laser or water-jet work, whereas the budget one uses just about any motor and can be fabricated in a day with steel from the Metal Supermarket and an arc welder. I used them both quite a lot.

    From 2014, BG-272. I am pretty sure there are a couple of thousand of these out there now.
    https://canadianknifemaker.ca/index.php?threads/2-x-72-grinder-wip.778/

    From 2017, Sayber OSG. The cut files can be downloaded, modified if you like.
    https://canadianknifemaker.ca/index.php?threads/new-2-x-72-grinder-build.2791/

    Dan
     
  11. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    welcome to the forum. I went with a diy grinder. It's not pretty but it works. I've been about 3/4 finished with a new Sayber grinder build for about a year and half now so... i'll let you know how that works out : )
     
  12. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    I smell spam? Anyone else smell spam? Did you open a tin @lisajohny543 ?
     
  13. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I reported to admin yesterday. I also wanted to ask Brodie if he found something.
     

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