Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Brodie Donnelly, Feb 29, 2020.
I’m looking for a 2x72 or a 2x48 !
Please let me know if you have one available
Hey Brodie, Welcome to the forum.
Are you looking for new or used?
Thanks for the welcome !! I am open to both new or used. I already have a motor and vfd
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.
Thank you very much
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.
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
Welcome Brodie! Glad you could make it mate
Hey Griff !
Thanks for the invite
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.
From 2017, Sayber OSG. The cut files can be downloaded, modified if you like.
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 : )
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