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Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
- Jun 11, 2006
If he has a freak drive on it then that most likely would not be an issue.
If it is for three months only I'd make and ship the blanks in advance and get a not to expensive grinder to do handle work only.
If you do emigrate permanently you can always set it up as a buffer or extra grinder.
Don't ship handle material over, order it in Europe and have it shipped to you GF's place.
Using an American made machine in Europe brings problems.
Electricity frequency being 50Hz rather than 60Hz? Says grinder can be set up for French Electricity....not sure if that is possible for frequency or only voltage. We burned out our dual voltage vacuum cleaner due to the difference in frequency after we moved.
But you can check out my Instagram stories where I post regularly including today...So we get 2 pictures that’s it? You drag us through this emotional roller coaster and expect 2 pictures will make us happy. You know us we need more pictures then that LOL.
are you using 50x2000 size for your belts?You could check out www. beltgrinders. pl and also have a look at the owner's Facebook page. Looks serious and solid and way cheaper than Claryx. He also recently made a bunch of grinders for Trollsky's knife making academy or something.
That said, I did have communication problems with him at a point when I was trying to do business there. I don't know what happened.
Since you are full time, you may want to look into a 380/400 V 3 phase option that draws less amps than the 230 V?
To bulk buy belts I use Score Schelifwerkzeuge in Germany for Klingspor (just double check everything is in stock, send them an email), Truhlarime.cz for 3M and VSM and www.carls.nu for the excellent Bora-7 belt. I haven't found better prices yet, and my Google skills are excellent.
Also, when/if setting up a permanent shop, you can check out this auction place for industrial grade machines drill presses surface grinders mills etc:
Welcome to Europe!
Yes exactly. So when I come back out here I can stay longer and work a little as I want toVery cool, so are you just gonna leave it there when you come back to the states?
Looks sturdy and like it will work well as long as the motor & drive wheel are lined up properly.
And the grinder arrives
a Lions Process grinder, capable of 72” and 2000 mm belts with the contact wheel. There’s also a flat platen and work rest.
this is a grinder that was overwhelmingly recommended to me by a couple of makers
apparently I’m his first usa customer
No particular reason, at some point one has to be chosen. The lions process was recommended to me by a couple of French makers. There was more personalized communication with the lions process. It was more local to me here in France.Is there a particular reason you went with this instead of the Claryx? From what I can see they both start at 1740-1750 euros, but with Claryx you get horizontal mode. Or am I missing something?