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  1. #1
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    Default Belt Grinder Build

    After looking around for a nice belt sander I realized one thing, they are expensive. What I was looking for was going to run me $1500 to $2200 and I just couldn't justify that.
    I got to looking around on various fab sites and had seen where people were building there own and decided that was the route for me. After about 2 weeks of gathering info on material and parts I went after it. It took about 2 weeks working on it when I could but I am so very happy with it. It's powerful and will flat get the job done.
    It's a 2hp motor with variable speed pulleys(1200, 2600 and 5250 FPM) and holds a 2x72" belt. I added a flat platen attachment, slack belt attachment for deburring and 10" wheel for a bit more precise edge grinding. I made two work rest, a 4x6" and a 4x15".

    It's been challenging yet rewarding building this grinder, although it's not finished yet I'm sure pleased with the outcome so far, I've even had a couple of friends ask me to build them one.

    Here's a few pictures of the beast








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    Cool

    Real nice job...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

  6. #6
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    looks like a nice heavy duty unit. You done a real nice job..

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    nice unit


    are measured drawings and parts lists available ( in my best Norm voice )

  8. #8
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    That thing looks like it could take a mortar round! Talk about heavy duty. Looks great
    DYNASTY 200SD
    COOLMATE 1
    MM140AS
    SPOOLMATE 100
    SPECTRUM 625 X-TREME
    SPECTRUM 125C

  9. #9
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    Default Belt Grinder

    Wow what a great idea.
    I like the wheel, wrench and the self tension adjusting spring.

    g6Racer
    Miller Dynasty 200 DX
    Miller Spectrum 375 X-TREME

  10. #10
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    Thanks everyone. I'm tickled with it. Every time I use it I giggle

    Should tickled and giggle ever be used in the same post?
    Last edited by proorange; 07-14-2009 at 09:22 PM.

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