Discussion in 'Grinders' started by doublehelix1, Mar 19, 2014.
been ordering belts from great western saw. So far so good, but I like to keep my options open.
I have not heard of them, but good to know, I will check them out. I have ordered belts from all over, usaknifemaker, knifemaker.ca, pops supply, tru-grit, and supergrit. I really liked the selection available from trugrit, although the site is a bit more challenging to use when sorting through the belts available. There shipping was fast and belt prices were good too. Pops was good as well, not quie as fast maybe but great communication. Usaknifemaker was about the same as the rest but are out of stock on popular belts more often than the others it seems. Knifemaker.ca has a considerably smaller selection of brands and sizes, but the service is great, shipping is reasonable and there is no duty to pay. Skookum rob on here sells belts also and has excellent service, (probably as good or better than you will find anywhere else), and was crazy fast on shipping. Just depends if he has what you are after, since last time I checked he was just expanding his stock and didn't have a huge selection yet. I guess it will also depend what size belt you need. If it's smaller or larger than the standard 2x72, trugrit may be your best bet since they have a large selection of belts and a wider range of sizes than most.
whats the shipping like getting your belts from the states? ive been using a 2x42 recently and have a hell of a time finding belts at most knife maker places. great western saw is a local to regina and saskatoon (im in regina), and theyre a klingspor distributor. i know they wrap the price of shipping into the orders but at least they have a minimum stock most of the time in their shops.
Shipping averages 20-30 bucks usually. I never buy 2 or 3 belts, but about 20 at a time or more so it isn't a big deal. I find that the selection and quality of the belts I can get down south, and the lower prices, makes the shipping worth it. Trugrit will have the best selection in your size likely. I have also noticed that most Canadian suppliers are selling Klingspor, and to be honest, I just can't can't force myself to like their belts. It may just be the way I grind and the speed of my grinder, but their belts don't want to cut well for me.
having some klingspor ziconia belts fabricated at great western saw. also opted to buy some stuff from tru grit. Going to try some of the best value ceramic belts by Merit. Anyone have any experience with the Merit belts?
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