They’ve even stooped so low as to copy one of our earlier designs & as you know, copy is the only thing Chinese companies can do in this case they did it particularly badly! The listings are showing up on other websites as well, be careful (they stole our pic’s & listings & are posting them on Amazon, who flat out told us to take a hike). Also do your homework thoroughly, some of the items coming through from Eastern Europe lately are particularly bad, if the price is too good to be true it normally is (the parts are flimsy to say the least & the listings are deliberately written in poor English to mislead unsuspecting customers). 2×72 Belt grinder chassis based on some popular knife making models, this one specifically for professional or well skilled knife, sword, axe or straight razor makers. This listing : Accepts any 1.5″x1.5″ tooling arm. Included is the solid aluminum tooling arm with flat platten. Uses any commercially available 2×72 grinding or sanding belt. The tracking wheel is 3 solid aluminum & is also crowned. The two wheels on the flat platten are solid aluminum. All the wheels are 2-1/4″ wide to comfortably accommodate 2″ wide belts. The chassis base is steel & welded for durability (inferior machines have flimsy bolt-together bases with no bracing); aircraft grade aluminum spacers separate the tooling bars. Belt tensioning is done with a top quality gas-strut (made in US), no bouncy spring. Durable industrial grade satin black powder coat finish. Shop around, we think you’ll find it a great value. Consider these features that are frequently not available on machines even double the price. Solid cnc-turned aluminum wheels as opposed to cheap hand turned wheels. Solid 1/2 aluminum D-backing plate on flat platen assembly (inferior machines use steel d-plates which transmit vibration & eventually rust). Welded, braced steel platen mounting bracket as opposed to pieces of angle iron. Solid aluminum tooling arm as opposed to steel tube. Rugged steel jig-welded chassis base, NOT made with short pieces of flimsy square tubing or off-the shelf extruded grooved aluminum like some so-called knife grinders look at some more expensive machines, they cut corners by bolting the side plates to the base with a strip of aluminum, cheap! Tough Industrial powder coating on chassis. Powder coated steel clamping & tracking knobs with replaceable bolts for durability. The chassis accepts 2 tooling arms, many grinders only accept one. If your motor only spins clockwise, no problem, just mount it on the opposite side (see some Youtube videos). Our system is fully modular & we have a wide variety of cool accessories that you can add to the basic grinder chassis at any stage. We also have a special 2-speed drive wheel, specifically made for knife makers: it turns full motor speed for stock removal & one quarter motor speed for post heat treat grinding & turning small wheels. Bolt this belt grinder chassis to a bench, slap on a motor (not included) & drive wheel(not included) & it’s ready. We have high quality 4″ & 5″ diameter drive wheels with 5/8″, 3/4″ & 7/8 bores at very competitive pricing. Also look at our motor options. A word about all the aluminum parts, including the wheels: we do not paint, polish or anodize any of these as it basically comes off during usage & finish on these parts is industrial. If you prefer a shiny finish you can use a buff pad & the parts will sparkle but knife makers know: shiny aluminum grinder parts go DULL. PLEASE NOTE: This machine is for hobby use only, never use in an industrial or commercial environment! The pictures may not reflect minor design improvements that we make from time to time. The item “Belt Grinder 2×72 complete chassis” is in sale since Tuesday, May 17, 2016. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Tools\Power Tools\Sanders & Accessories\Belt Sanders”. The seller is “oregonblademaker” and is located in Hillsboro, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.
- Brand: Oregon Blade Maker
- MPN: R-Evo
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States