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    Extreme Belt Grinder 5.3x78.5"

    Hello, everyone! My name is Tom and I would like to introduce you as a new member to my recently created device

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    Powerful belt grinder with a width of almost 6 inches (15 cm). The 3kW motor provides a power reserve for the toughest materials. The machine can be used horizontally and vertically. Control system implemented by the Taco 7300 inverter.



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    Thanks TomBuilder! We've added your Belt Grinder to our Belt Sanders and Grinders category,
    as well as to your builder page: TomBuilder's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Nice Job.... a Unique Design.

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    Nice design. Looks well thought out and executed. I would have liked to hear the grinder in action rather than the dramatic music.
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    Damn. That is dead sexy.

    What is the benefit of the wider belt over a 2x72" in practical terms? What kinds of jobs can you do now, or do more easily/quickly/properly, that you couldn't do before?

    I have a 2x72" grinder and do mostly knifemaking, so we're in hog heaven, grinder-wise, except we may add a VFD one day. But between this one and the monster that the guy made at Fireball Tool, I'm wondering if there isn't something I'm missing out on.

    (I know there probably isn't, but I still think this is a damned fine piece of machinery and I just want one now.)
    Last edited by TheElderBrother; Nov 3, 2021 at 12:49 AM. Reason: I thought of something else to say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheElderBrother View Post
    Damn. That is dead sexy.

    What is the benefit of the wider belt over a 2x72" in practical terms? What kinds of jobs can you do now, or do more easily/quickly/properly, that you couldn't do before?

    I have a 2x72" grinder and do mostly knifemaking, so we're in hog heaven, grinder-wise, except we may add a VFD one day. But between this one and the monster that the guy made at Fireball Tool, I'm wondering if there isn't something I'm missing out on.

    (I know there probably isn't, but I still think this is a damned fine piece of machinery and I just want one now.)
    We have grinder with that belt size at my workplace, grinder is different though.

    Wider belt is handy when cleaning smaller parts cut with plasma.

    When belt is wider than workpiece, you get finished result just by pushing part against the belt, then when slowly tilting part you get rounded edge too. Equal result, no gaps and faster way to work.

    With narrow belt it requires much more attention to get equal result.
    Of course, grinder can be tilted, to get it wider. But, then you can't round both edges at the same "setting".

    When you need to tidy a lot off pieces, then little unnecessary moves with a single piece, takes a lot off time overall.



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