DIY Knifemaker’s Info Center: HG-272 Horizontal Belt Grinder

HG-272 Horizontal Belt Grinder

This week I am working on another 2″ x 72″ belt grinder. This time it’s a horizontal style with a 4″ rubber contact wheel and a small wheel set for radiusing jobs. The belt is driven by a 1 horsepower four pole (1800 RPM) motor, which can be conveniently powered with 120 V. This will give lots of shaping options and will make it faster to do choils and things without having to swap tool arms on the Sayber OSG.

I will keep you posted as to how it comes along.


Update: 2020-02-06.

Painting the parts on the prototype last night. Most of these are is for the two adjustable work rests. Both work rests move up and down to maximize the usage of the belt surface and tilt from 90° to 45°. Adjustable angles can certainly make for some interesting results on the small wheels.

Some more pics.

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