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    Looking at Belt Grinders


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    I am going to look at this belt grinder today or tomorrow. It looks like a Wilton or Kalamazoo square wheel. Any tips on what to look for? Thoughts on whether it might make a decent grinder for stock removal?

    http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/tls/3070300356.html

    Thanks,
    Tim

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    That thing looks cool, if you buy it put up some better pics..... people and their cell phones LOL

    This Michigan company makes custom belts any size you like, price's aren't to bad, I emailed them about getting some 1 inch belts cut down and I received a very quick response and on a Sunday no less http://www.econaway.com/custom-sandi...figurator.html

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    Do your self and your wallet a favor and buy good name brand belts! You will not save a penny with inferior belts. Buy from Pops knife supply and get the best product at the best price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jll346 View Post
    Do your self and your wallet a favor and buy good name brand belts! You will not save a penny with inferior belts.
    The reason I put up the link to econaway is because the CL add states the belts are an odd size and hard to come by, I am guessing POP's sells off the shelf belts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lettered Churl View Post
    I am going to look at this belt grinder today or tomorrow. It looks like a Wilton or Kalamazoo square wheel. Any tips on what to look for? Thoughts on whether it might make a decent grinder for stock removal?

    http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/tls/3070300356.html

    Thanks,
    Tim
    $100 for an old Wilton

    Buy it right now. go right now.Call and pay by Paypal to tie it up, or something like that.

    I'm not aware of specs or name
    If they knew what is was, it sure wouldn't be $100


    New price is $2500
    http://www.vansantent.com/grinding_s...quarewheel.htm

    Whatever is wrong with it you can fix it later

    Bearings are cheap, rattle can paint is cheap.

    The pics just show a platen, ask about a contact wheel, but you can get a replacement later
    Last edited by 12345678910; 06-12-2012 at 11:17 AM.

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    I think it takes 2x72 in. belts

    Quote Originally Posted by jonekatt View Post
    The reason I put up the link to econaway is because the CL add states the belts are an odd size and hard to come by, I am guessing POP's sells off the shelf belts
    I have that model...Yes, those belts are hard to find locally, but it is the standard for knife makers......It looks like a wilton square wheel......If it runs you better grab it............carl.

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    I'll be bringing a cloth tape measure to see if I can get a good estimate on the belt size while I'm there. As for belts being hard to find, the poster may have only been looking in local hardware and big box stores, at least that is my hope.

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    Holy shit that is the deal of the year! I would have kept that one quite untill I had bought it though, hence someone else gets the deal before you.


    I suspect that happened to me a long time ago with a south bend lathe I asked about on a forum.

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    I hope you went and bought this grinder since you last posted. It's a Square Wheel, good grinder and $100 is giving it away. Get it whether it runs or not.
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    Holy crap. Wonder if I can beat the OP to Oklahoma City?

    Crud, he already lives there.

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    I bought one just like it a few months back and was SUPER HAPPY to pay $200.....That one looks ready to go!

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