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    Stand Up Handgrinder or Edge Grinder

    I grind and polish concrete and do epoxy floors. I was sick of working on my knees for edges so I made these edge grinders. One has a 1/2 hp motor and the other has a 2 hp motor. They work awesome and I would never spend money on buying one of these from a company that makes them because of the fact these I can make for a lot cheaper and they work perfectly.
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    Very nice. I totally agree with you. I'd rather fab one than spend a couple of grand. How much did you spend on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    Very nice. I totally agree with you. I'd rather fab one than spend a couple of grand. How much did you spend on it?
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    I spent about 250.00 making both grinders the most expensive part was the drive shaft which I had turned at a shop since I don't have a lathe. I didn't spend much because I already had the motors and the square tube for the frame and the casters. Also I sold a couple of them to get my money back.

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    Thanks hipkat101! I've added your Standup Hand Grinder and Edge Grinder to our Metalworking and Buffing and Polishing categories, as well as to your builder page: hipkat101's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Well engineered hipkat101. Thanks for sharing. Your design is doable and could be modified to be driven by a single motor.

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    Great work! I've seen commercial units of these in action and they were ungainly beasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    Well engineered hipkat101. Thanks for sharing. Your design is doable and could be modified to be driven by a single motor.
    It does only have one motor. There is two of them and one has a 1/2 hp motor and the other has a 2 hp motor. And yes they are beasts! Thank you very much I am glad you like them!

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    Dang. My eyes are playing tricks on me. Sorry bout that


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