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Old April 15th, 2020, 22:07
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2x72 belt grinder

I've been using this 2x72 belt grinder a lot lately and thought I'd post some pics of it. I originally made it for knife making, but it sure is handy for other metal fab as well. Made it mostly from scrap metal I had from other projects. The DC motor was salvaged from a free treadmill off of Craigslist. The motor speed controller and belt wheels were purchased (<$60 total). This belt grinder combined with a mounted porta-band saw makes metal fab pretty much a breeze.

If interested in making your own, Google "2x72 belt grinder" and you'll see tons of different versions.







And here's a video of it in action and some of the first knives I made with it....
https://youtu.be/ORUGPJbMHzY
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Re: 2x72 belt grinder

I really like the DC motor. A definite upgrade.
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Re: 2x72 belt grinder

Man, I'm going to look this up online. I might need it in the unforeseeable future.
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