Looks like a very good design. Almost as good as my own. (Mostly kidding. I just have the option of more arms and of different sizes for whatever I want to add down the road. If I ever complete the dumb thing...)Anyone have an opinion on the Reeder Grinder?
Or the angle of the guide on the tool rest? It basically comes down to what makes the most sense for a specific operation. Angling the rest too far will make it awkward in some situations as it will be more vertical than horizontal, while better in others because that could give you a better view of the leading edge. I'm incorporating both types in my own.One question for those of you who might have a belt grinder.
I notice the platen angle adjusts. When grinding tool bits would you adjust the angle of the platen or the angle of the tool rest?
I fall into this category. My 6x48 is a nice machine but I think it is intended to be used on wood and not metal. Mine has only seen metal it's whole life and the only problem I've had is the switch needed replacing, metal grit shorted it out after 15 years.I have a 6X48 belt sander I've been using for 35 years; I've been tempted to the 2X72 'dark side of the sander' for a few years now, but yet to make the leap...
If anyone here buys one I'd be really interested in your experience!
ddickeyLooks really nice. What do you have for a motor?