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Vashti Vs Nexus

Discussion in 'Grinders' started by Joelsund, Nov 3, 2020.

  1. Joelsund

    Joelsund Active Member

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    Hope I don't cause any beef with this. I'm looking into buying a grinder pretty soon and am stuck between the Vashti H2S and the nexus since they're the most economical. Both seem to be great machines, but the vashti is about $150 more. If anyone has experience with either of these any input would be greatly appreciated. I've also looked into Dans Sayber, but I'm not sure I'm up to the task of putting it together or if I can source the parts for too much less than either of the above would cost me.
     
  2. RussGen

    RussGen New Member

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    Hey Joel, what's the average cost of these grinders. Point is I know we both live in the same city. I bought my Evenheat from Soul ceramics in Florida who offer free shipping in the US. You'll never get better customer service. Shipped free to a US border town just over the border. I drove down, paid $35, paid Canadian taxes at the border and home in 2 hours. This assumes this pandemic will end soon. Just one more option. Good luck!
     
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    RussGen New Member

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    The $35 was for the place that recieved and held the parcel
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Hi Joel,

    I have had great service from both Jo (Vashti) and Kevin (NEXUS).

    Do you have a motor in mind for the grinder? Reason for asking, is if you know you will have a C-face motor, then a grinder frame where the motor mounts directly to the frame is very good choice, especially for alignment/tracking and vibration reduction. The face of the motor assures proper alignment when you bolt it down. When the motor is mounted separately, say on the bench or your own base, it's a little more effort to get the wheels aligned and tracking perfectly.

    Dan
     
  5. RussGen

    RussGen New Member

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    Just checked Soul ceramics and they don't carry grinders. Not a true knifemakers supply I guess. Good luck with your search
     
  6. Joelsund

    Joelsund Active Member

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    Thanks Russ and Dan. Yeah, I’ve considered buying in the states since I have an uncle that can bring it up for me. But Vashti and nexus seems just as competitive. The nexus is $700 and the Vashti is 850.
     
  7. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    I have the Nexus grinder, and I put a 2HP WEG Motor and KBAC-27D on it. I am extreme happy with it. It is a solid welded chassis and takes standard 1.5” x 1x5” tool arms so you can accessories yourself to death! It’s an awesome piece of kit on the right side of the boarder haha!

    At the time I bought the Nexus, Joe of Vashti’s website was not up and running like it is now. The Vashti grinders from what I see are some top notch machines where you can tell real time and thought have gone in to them. Vashti is gaining some serious attention in the community, both domestic and U.S. I would educate a guess that they will be increasing in cost to cover all that R&D with each new model that’s released. So if your going to pull the trigger on this company, do it now!

    Look we all like the shiny toys the Yanks have, but dollar exchange, shipping, and taxes will kill you. Buy domestic when you can I say.

    I have a thread on here somewhere showing my Nexus and also a thread listing all the grinder makers. Just in case the list wasn’t updated, Broadbeck Ironworks is another option in the states now, where you assemble the grinder yourself...helps keep the cost down. That could be an option if you plan on buying stateside.

    Good luck with your decision:beer::beer:
     
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  8. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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  9. Joelsund

    Joelsund Active Member

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    Thanks guys. The nexus looks like a really nice machine. It’ll likely be what I pick up eventually.
     
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