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Where To Buy 2x72 Grinder Wheels In Canada

Discussion in 'Canadian Suppliers' started by hiramabuf, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. hiramabuf

    hiramabuf New Member

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    Just joined the forum, have most of the material to make my own grinder, but need a set of wheels, is there no place in Canada to purchase them?
     
  2. Grizz Axxemann

    Grizz Axxemann Active Member

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    I've seen guys use skateboard wheels. Otherwise, you might have to order from BEE, or the US.
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    I bought mine from Europe. Several U.S. makers (Beaumont Metalworks, Oregon Knifemaker, Sunray) ship to Canada now. Terry at TDM was selling, but his store is now offline. So it looks like bringing them up from the U.S. is your best bet. Even with exchange and shipping wheels will likely be cheaper than having them turned at your local machine shop. Perhaps you or a friend has a lathe? If so, I have some free CAD drawings of idler wheels on my blog. Some guys cast their own aluminum wheels, but you need the lathe to finish up.

    Dan
     
  4. Yamroll

    Yamroll New Member

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    I got mine from Oregon Blade Maker through eBay. 4" drive wheel, 3" tracking wheel, two 2" platten wheels. All machined from aluminum, with bearings, came to around $175CAD including shipping at that time I think.
     
  5. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    Try calling knifemaker.ca . They don't have the wheels listed on their website but since they now sell the KMG they may be able to get the wheels. It may be worth a try.
     
  6. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Sorry, my mistake. Oregon Blade Maker. He's offering a less costly set of wheels too. Black glass filled nylon.

    Dan
     
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    ken reside New Member

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    ebay oregon knife maker.
     
  9. Cabot Trail Knifemaker

    Cabot Trail Knifemaker New Member

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    Made mine but now looking for a place to make knives and get started again making my own wheels and jigs. Sold every thing 5 years ago want to get started again as soon as I find a place to work Burnaby area.
     
  10. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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  11. ConnorBC

    ConnorBC Active Member

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    I've been purchasing my wheels from OBM as well. Don't be fooled when it comes to his less expensive nylon wheels!... They work GREAT! They are a real bargain. I highly recommend them.
     
  12. parker

    parker Active Member

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    I think I got ripped off by obm! I will have to see once they arrive..... email shipping confirmation for a drive wheel and a second email for the plate the front wheels bolt to, each says a quantity of 2 pcs ( I order one of each) and both emails state they came to $95.30 each order. They where two totally different prices for the two things and every way I've added the numbers up it doesn't make sense... time will tell
     
  13. ConnorBC

    ConnorBC Active Member

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    Are you able to give them a call? I'm sure they'd be eager to clarify and rectify any problems.
     
  14. parker

    parker Active Member

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    I want to see what pans out when I receive them first. I really hope its just a type on the email side of things but until it shows up I have no info besides that. I ordered it with a guest account then two days later made a official account with same email so I cant go on the guest one to see details now :(
    fingers crossed
    in the mean time I was able to machine a idle wheel myself so that saved some money
     
  15. parker

    parker Active Member

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    Had a min to look into it. Think all is good. The 95 on both emails is the amarican price for both together with out shipping and they likely shipped together. That's where the quantity of 2 comes from and just happened to email separate for each item. Haha. Here's hoping.
     
  16. ConnorBC

    ConnorBC Active Member

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    That's awesome Parker. Anytime money can be saved to get started is a good thing! :)

    I made a grinder about a year ago for a friend who fabricates... he had his father-in-law lathe a set of 2" wheels and a tracking wheel from wood and he's still running them today. Wheels are working perfectly and hasn't changed a single bearing in a year now. I asked him if he was going to replace them eventually with aluminum or nylon wheels. His reply... "NOPE!"

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. :)
     
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  17. parker

    parker Active Member

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    Received my parts from OBM . Parts as descibed and they did end up shipping together at a lot less then it would be sepperated. Over all pleased just need to work on email confusion Haha
     
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  18. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Good to hear. Marinus at Oregon Blade Maker is a pretty good guy in my books. I know he's the kind of guy that will make it right if a problem comes up.

    Dan
     
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