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Old 12-06-2012, 10:47 PM
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Gene- Yes I did get the stand. It's pretty solid. I haven't noticed any wobble, shake, or vibration. It can be bolted to the floor if that were a problem. It's a sturdy unit. It would be nice if they could offer a dust collector with it. They have given me good ideas on how to make one but I never seem to get around to making it. Enjoy your demo. I'm sure you are going to love it. It took me 2 years of eyeing it up before I broke down and bought one too.
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Thanks for the reply. I already plan on buying it. Belt grinders are so handy. I have an old belt sander for wood but it turns too slow for working with steel. My 4.5" disk grinder is too hard to grind small parts on with out looseing skin off the fingers.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:32 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I already plan on buying it. Belt grinders are so handy. I have an old belt sander for wood but it turns too slow for working with steel. My 4.5" disk grinder is too hard to grind small parts on with out loosing skin off the fingers.
Curious, did you consider swapping out the electric motor for a higher rpm motor?

The pic I posted of the belt sander could be used. It wouldn't take to much work to make up a platform to use for blade sharpening so the edge of the blade is at the correct angle. I currently use a bench grinder that is setup to sharpen blades at 33* but it has a 8" wheel so it leaves a curve on the edge.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:05 AM
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Curious, did you consider swapping out the electric motor for a higher rpm motor?

The pic I posted of the belt sander could be used. It wouldn't take to much work to make up a platform to use for blade sharpening so the edge of the blade is at the correct angle. I currently use a bench grinder that is setup to sharpen blades at 33* but it has a 8" wheel so it leaves a curve on the edge.
NO...........My belt sander is a cheapy made in China about 30 years ago. I dought if it could hold togeather at a faster belt speed. It worked OK for what I bought it for at the time but I need to upgrade to a more professional modern unit.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:29 AM
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People who are saying just use a belt sander. The video explains how you need their belt so that you end up grinding the metal off the blade and not destroying the belt when you sharpen a blade. Their belt won't fit a normal belt sander.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:13 AM
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i know this gets mixed responses but i tried the bradley ($200) and like it ive tried 2 others and did not, i have walkers and xmarks. best ive found for the price, no vibrations and good balance.
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:33 AM
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still happy with the burr king blade sharpener??
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:08 AM
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still happy with the burr king blade sharpener??
Yes very much so. I wish I had one 30 years ago. :-)
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:31 AM
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Yes very much so. I wish I had one 30 years ago. :-)
Same here, so handy for grinding on all sorts of objects.
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:53 PM
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I ended up getting the 760 version. Makes sharpening blades a joy. Its pricey but so worth it. Probably one of the best things we have ever purchased for the shop.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:03 PM
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I ended up getting the 760 version. Makes sharpening blades a joy. Its pricey but so worth it. Probably one of the best things we have ever purchased for the shop.
They are a nice machine. More options for specialized grinding of parts for a fabricator.
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