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    Bought a grinder today!

    This one I came over today.



    Im planning on modifying it. I want to be able to grind some blades of my own in the future.

    It is very stury in its construction, so I hope Ill be able to perhaps put a third wheel above one of the existing, and apply a flat-grind suface of some kind.

    If nobody understands what Im saying I totally understand
    Either way, Im happy!

    Any tips on construction or other things greatly apreciated.

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    Re: Bought a grinder today!

    I understand what it is, but I'm not sure it's the kind of thing that works well as a knife grinder. It looks like a 4" (100mm) wide belt, which is a bit too wide and even if you change the frame, it won't run a 2" belt properly. The contact wheel is too small, so if you run try to shape a blade on it the drive pulley will get in the way. Modifying it to take a platen as you plan might take more work than you'd expect. And make sure the sanding belt speed is right - you may have to set up a three-pulley speed control system. I myself have a linisher not unlike this one, and have encountered all these problems - hence I bought a Coote grinder later on. I'm not saying it's without it's uses - it would be great for sanding wood blocks flat or for grinding sides of blades, but it's just not ideal for grinding edges.

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    Re: Bought a grinder today!

    On the other hand, I think R J Martin uses a 6" wide belt to clean up his grinds...

    (but it is still started off with a 2"!)
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    Re: Bought a grinder today!

    You could do something with that

    I would epoxy a steel platen ontop of the platen it already has to raise it slightly....so I could work the plunge cuts easier.
    I dont know what length that belt is, but if its one of the more common sizes that can be found in a 2 inch width, you could make your new platen 2 inches and run the belt on that..just an idea ...

    I dont know what size motor it is, it looks a bit small...but if it is you could change it out.
    Last edited by Kevin; 17-09-05 at 01:37 AM.
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    Re: Bought a grinder today!

    BTW, I didn't mean to sound so negative over your recent purchase. I just think it could cost you a lot of time and money to get right.

    Sorry!

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    Re: Bought a grinder today!

    I use a 4" wide linisher to grind my knifes. I've mentioned it before on a previous post about grinders and it basically looks like yours but is on a pedastal with a 1 3/4 hp motor.

    It takes a bit of practice grinding the blades, but it's usable - I do also use it for edge grinding and other stuff including shaping on the flat platen and on the contact wheel.
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    Re: Bought a grinder today!

    Thanks for the tips Coutel.
    Motor is .75HP

    No harm done ZDP. Sadly I have no time nor money... ;-)

 

 

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