Folks do your homework thoroughly, some of the items coming through from
Eastern Europe lately are particularly bad, if the price is too good to be true
it normally is (the parts are flimsy to say the least & the listings are
deliberately written in poor English to mislead unsuspecting customers). They
use odd size fasteners & bearings & none of the local attachments work. On top
of that the small print says that you may have to pay import costs. We receive
dozens of emails from folk every month who regret buying from overseas, if
you've purchased an inferior part, use your Ebay buyer protection to get all
your money, including shipping refunded to you (if you don't do that within the
30 day grace period you will be responsible for shipping the item all the way
back overseas for warranty issues).
We've seen many wannabes come & go over the years, there today, gone
tomorrow, be careful what you spend your money on. They buy their own product
on Ebay to create fake sales impressions, they write their own fake reviews &
feedback. Six months down the line they lose interest & you sit with a unique,
poorly engineered machine for which there's no support & parts.
This listing: 2x72" Belt grinder based on some popular knife making models,
this one specifically for professional or well skilled knife, sword, axe or
straight razor makers.Arguably the best selling, best quality, best value for
money & most popular grinder on the market with an unparalled range of
available high quality accessories. Also have a look at some of our other
grinder chassis offerings in our Ebay store.
Accepts any 1.5"x1.5" tooling arm, the accepted norm for serious knife
grinders. Included is the solid aluminum tooling arm with flat platten. This
grinder is designed to accept a very wide variety of motors (the motor is NOT
included with this listing, please visit our Ebay store for motor & vfd
options). Uses any commercially available 2x72" grinding or sanding belt. The
tracking wheel is 3" solid aluminum & is also crowned. The two wheels on the
flat platten are solid aluminum. All the wheels are 2-1/4" wide to comfortably
accommodate 2" wide belts. The chassis is steel & welded for durability, no
bolts to rattle loose. Belt tensioning is done with a top quality gas-strut
made in the US), no bouncy spring. Durable industrial grade safety yellow
powder coat finish.
Search Origin Blade Maker on Youtube for some videos.
Shop around, we think you'll find it a great value. Consider these features
that are frequently not available on machines even double the price:
Solid cnc-turned aluminum wheels as opposed to cheap hand turned wheels
Solid 1/2" thick aluminum D-backing plate on flat platen assembly,
mounted flush with the tooling arm, the way it should be. Believe it or not,
there's at least one so-called knife grinder on Ebay which has a super flimsy
1/4" thick D-Backing plate, an absolute rip-off, it doesn't even tilt!
Formed steel, powder coated platen mounting bracket as opposed to pieces
of angle iron
8" Long by 2" wide hot rolled steel platen
Solid 1.5"x 1.5" aluminum tooling arm as opposed to steel tube (thinner
tooling arms found on some inferior machines cannot hold heavier accessories
like large contact wheels & they vibrate; larger tooling arms like 1.6" x 1.6"
are very expensive & almost impossible to find)
Rugged steel jig-welded chassis, no bolts holding it together & NOT made
with short pieces of flimsy square tubing or off-the shelf grooved extruded
aluminum like some so-called knife grinders (extruded grooved aluminum from cut
up server racks is the worst choice for a belt grinder, the grit soon wears it
out. Some folk paint the aluminum black to hide it, careful).
Industrial powder coating on chassis (yes, most competitors' machines are
either spray painted, which just comes off, or not painted at all).
Powder coated steel clamping & tracking knobs with replaceable bolts for
durability (some wannabes expect you to use allen wrenches to clamp tooling
arms & adjust tracking on poorly designed machines).
The chassis accepts 2 tooling arms, many grinders only accept one
Works with a variety of motors including Harbor Freight motors (many of
our customers use the Harbor Freight 1.5hp compressor duty motor. An unbeatable
value considering you'll be grinding with a professional set up for under $700!)
If your motor only spins clockwise, no problem, just mount it on the
opposite side (see some Youtube videos).
Our system is fully modular & we have a wide variety of cool accessories
that you can add to the basic grinder chassis at any stage. Browse our Ebay
store for various tool rests, extra tooling arms, rubber wheels, small wheel
holders, a surface grinder, a very sturdy table top mounting plate for the
grinder & motor or even a complete bench for mounting the grinder & motor. We
also have a special 2-speed drive wheel, specifically made for knife makers: it
turns full motor speed for stock removal & one quarter motor speed for post
heat treat grinding & turning small wheels.
Bolt this belt grinder to a bench, slap on a motor (not included) & drive
wheel (not included) & it's ready.
Please visit our Ebay store & look at our wide variety of aluminum &
glassfilled-nylon drive wheels available. We have high quality 4" & 5" diameter
drive wheels with 5/8", 3/4" & 7/8" bores at very competitive pricing. Also
look at our motor options.
A word about all the aluminum parts, including the wheels: we do not paint,
polish or anodize any of these as it basically comes off during usage & finish
on these parts is industrial. If you prefer a shiny finish you can use a buff
pad & the parts will sparkle.
The machines are in stock in our factory & ship same day or the next, not like
most machines which are made to order in someone's garage with long lead times.
Hundreds sold, highly reliable, highly durable, complete satisfaction!
PLEASE NOTE: This machine is for hobby use only, never use in an industrial or
The pictures may not reflect minor design improvements that we make
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