belt grinder

Discussion in 'Blades' started by mage2, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. mage2

    mage2 Monkey+++

    2 questions with out the intent on starting a urinating contest.
    question 1.
    Anyone know of decent belt grinders for under $400? I dont mean pro grade burrking $1500, i know where to get those if i happen to win the lottery.

    question 2. Anyone know of anyone or any forums where used ones are sold at a good price. I am looking to possibly pickup a used one if someone bought a upgrade.

    and how is everyone doing. Its been record breaking hot here in texas.
  2. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Very few get put up for sale - most of the guys I know keep 2 or 3 grinders "in case" one goes down.

    The only one I know of in that price range is the Grizzly which I started on and still have. My Bader went down once and I used the Grizzly for a while again - it sucked but I was glad it was there!

    Then there's something like this, but it's more for finishing than grinding:

    I did find my Bader slightly used, and with attachments it was still $1800 plus I had to spend $250 on a 10" wheel. :)
  3. mage2

    mage2 Monkey+++

    I have been looking at a Grizzly , that one i think even. Just checking the waters.
    How have you been Valkman?
  4. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Lots of orders, my friend, lots of orders! I need an apprentice - any takers? Then I could [boozingbuddies]while my "assistant" does all the work. Kinda like how Loveless has done it for years. [ROFL]

    The Griz works as a beginning grinder but you'll want variable speed before long. It will get you makin' knives though!
  5. mage2

    mage2 Monkey+++

    if you plan to move to texas let me know and ill take that offer.
  6. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Try and download their catalog - in there they have a 2x72" Kalamazoo grinder that might not be bad.
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