I’ve built 10 or so knives now and feel I may be ready to graduate from hand files to a belt grinder. I have read multiple times that the only “real” belt grinder for making knives is a 2x72”. This is just a hobby for me and I really don’t want to invest a small fortune into a grinder that size. I understand a 2x42” will not be quite as effective and belts won’t last as long, but wouldn’t it be better than a jig and hand files? It takes me, at the very least, 2 hours to grind my bevels with a file. Having never used a belt grinder to grind bevels I’d assume a 2x42” would still be a good bit faster. If you had to choose between hand filing bevels using files and a grinding jig or a 2x42” belt grinder, which would you prefer? If hand filing is a better option I’m willing to stick with it, but I would prefer to have a machine help reduce some of the grunt work involved with hand filing. Thanks in advance for any advice.