Burr King Belt Grinder Sharpener

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by lil, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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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.
  2. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    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.
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    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.
  4. siclmn

    siclmn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 364

    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.
  5. jetta

    jetta LawnSite Member
    Posts: 223

    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.
  6. baker fl

    baker fl LawnSite Member
    Male, from Baker, FL
    Posts: 6

    still happy with the burr king blade sharpener??
  7. joemower

    joemower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 212

    Yes very much so. I wish I had one 30 years ago. :)
  8. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    Same here, so handy for grinding on all sorts of objects.
  9. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,022

    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.
  10. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    They are a nice machine. More options for specialized grinding of parts for a fabricator.

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