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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Thread: Belt Grinder Build
07-14-2009, 08:59 AM #1
Belt Grinder Build
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07-14-2009, 09:39 AM #5
Real nice job...BobBob 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.
07-14-2009, 09:56 AM #6
looks like a nice heavy duty unit. You done a real nice job..
07-14-2009, 10:49 AM #7
are measured drawings and parts lists available ( in my best Norm voice )
07-14-2009, 11:46 AM #8Senior Member
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That thing looks like it could take a mortar round! Talk about heavy duty. Looks greatDYNASTY 200SD
SPECTRUM 625 X-TREME
07-14-2009, 08:33 PM #9Junior Member
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Wow what a great idea.
I like the wheel, wrench and the self tension adjusting spring.
g6RacerMiller Dynasty 200 DX
Miller Spectrum 375 X-TREME
07-14-2009, 09:09 PM #10
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 10:22 PM.