Update from a previous post (grinder)

Update from a previous post (grinder)

Joined: January 4th, 2010, 4:13 am

June 30th, 2012, 3:00 am #1

Made from a free air grinder, scrap metal,a new but also free 3/4 hp motor, and a few bolts which I did have to pay for along with the belt. I will need to stock up on 2" belts the one shown is 1 1/2"X60" its pretty simple but has a small roller at the top which could come in handy.

Photo of the donor grinder I reused the tracking roller arm, and the tensioner.


Homebrew model below not including the cost of the belt I'm out maybe $4 bucks if I count the mig wire.
Adjustments back and front as well as the backing plate. I have sharpened an axe with it so far the belt stays on track and the rubber coated plywood drive roller doesn't slip. excuse the poorly lit cell phone photos.






I will need to mount and wire a switch I thought of adding a stand but haven't much floor space so it may stay a table top model just so I can move it out of the way when not needed.


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Joined: April 28th, 2010, 12:23 am

June 30th, 2012, 4:40 am #2

Are there tensioners anywhere..or just a slide in a slot with bolt lock.


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Joined: January 4th, 2010, 4:13 am

July 1st, 2012, 4:39 am #3

It came from the donor grinder as is, the tension spring is just a heavy piece of straight spring wire I added the T handle bolt to let off or increase tension, . It would be easy to set up for a 72" belt by using a longer rear post. The Frankenstein bolts on the post are used to level the roller.



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Joined: April 28th, 2010, 12:23 am

July 4th, 2012, 3:15 pm #4

U could finish a stock in minutes with that beast.


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Joined: May 25th, 2004, 11:23 pm

July 5th, 2012, 6:53 am #5

Made from a free air grinder, scrap metal,a new but also free 3/4 hp motor, and a few bolts which I did have to pay for along with the belt. I will need to stock up on 2" belts the one shown is 1 1/2"X60" its pretty simple but has a small roller at the top which could come in handy.

Photo of the donor grinder I reused the tracking roller arm, and the tensioner.


Homebrew model below not including the cost of the belt I'm out maybe $4 bucks if I count the mig wire.
Adjustments back and front as well as the backing plate. I have sharpened an axe with it so far the belt stays on track and the rubber coated plywood drive roller doesn't slip. excuse the poorly lit cell phone photos.






I will need to mount and wire a switch I thought of adding a stand but haven't much floor space so it may stay a table top model just so I can move it out of the way when not needed.


James S
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