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    Homemade band and disk grinder

    Hello everyone,

    After a lot of tinkering, then metal working, I finally get most of the job done, and am pleased to present you my home made grinder.

    Everything is from industrial trash, only things bought are grinding bands, disks for grinder and welding sticks.

    Motor is 2kW 2800rpm for around 1480 m/min (4855,643feet/min) band feed.

    I still have to finish the disk part, that I intend to equip with a tilt table.

    Please feel free to comment or to make any suggestion!


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    Last edited by HartWieStahl; 05-28-2017 at 05:58 AM.

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    Nicely done, sir. My only suggestion would be to add guards over the drive belts.

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    прекрасно, наверно повторю, всё просто и надежно, спасибо.

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    Thank you for your kind words, and for your wise advice!

    I will definitely do a protection, now that I think about it it would otherwise only be a matter of time before a part/my hand get caught by the belt!

    I will add pictures when the machine will be completed.

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    ,,,спасибо!

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    Excellent, product. I tried making one from wood, but is not as stable / robust as it should be. Do you mind sharing the plans / sketches with us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hentiev View Post
    Excellent, product. I tried making one from wood, but is not as stable / robust as it should be. Do you mind sharing the plans / sketches with us?
    I would like to have such complete drawings, however despite that I have CAD, for a long time now i only start with a basic sketch, see what material I have in stock, and then start to define dimensions in a mechanical order, one part or assembly defining the next.

    Here's all that I have (Sorry for the dirtyness, I litterally work on the drawings XD):

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    If you are interrested in my building philosophy, for this machine I started with the product that I needed to respect the standard, the grinding belt, wich gave me pulleys width.

    Then I looked on the V Belt (13mm thick), and looked on specs to know the minimal diameter, wich gave me the dimensions of the driving pulley ( also important at this step to check on the web the advised grinding speed depending what you intend your machine to grind, to check the ratio with the motor speed)

    Next, I made both pulleys, and fitted it inside a grinding belt, to obtain the center distance.

    Then I drew the design of the table.

    The following order was: design of drinving pulley's shaft and fixation of it on the table, design of tension pulley shaft and tensionning system, then fixed the mast on it (with extra length to adjust only in the end), then designed the grinding disk, it's shaft, bearing housing and pulley (because at this moment I can easily align it with the groove of the belt's pulley), then the motor fixation, and at the very end setting the mast height and welding it to the base (do not forget to drill a hole for cables before to weld the mast).

    Some other general considerations:

    - It will go fast, so it will vibrate if material is not thick enough: consider minimum 4 to 5 millimeters thickness for the belt table, mast, bearing housing. For the tensioning system I used 15mm thick aluminium, if using steel take 10mm mini. Also do not be shy on weld, i really made a lot of passes to have rigid links between elements. Use as few bolts and screws as possible.

    A last advice: If you want the grinding belt to be laterally stable in time, the area of the driving pulley where the belt sits must NOT be flat, but "crowned", wich means that if you take the width of this area the profile must be made like this:Homemade band and disk grinder-7.jpg

    The width is divided in 1/4 , 1/2, 1/4, and the height of conical parts (with cylindrical part as reference), in the order of 0.2, 0.3 mm.

    This will give a differential tension between the center and the sides of the belt, thus creating a self centering effect the whole life of the belt.

    Do not hesitate if you have more questions!
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    Very nice.

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    Thanks HartWieStahl! We've added your Band and Disc Grinder to our Grinding category,
    as well as to your builder page: HartWieStahl's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Thanks for the response

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