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||Grizzly / Shop Fox Knife Belt Sander :|
you're ready to move up to grinding your own blades from steel bar stock,
the first tool you're going to want to consider is a good knife belt
sander. Up until now, a huge barrier to beginners was the cost of a
quality machine. If you've looked at some of the Knifemaker Suply
catalogs, you've seen Bader, Wilton, KMG , Burr King and Pro Cut machines that cost
$500 to $1800.00. Some of the smaller ones in the $400 range had
wimpy 1/2 horsepower motors , no ball bearings
and are built for a few months of light use.
Grizzly Industrial has changed all that with a high quality, powerful and well made knife belt sander. This is the one I use in my shop and couldn't begin to recommend it highly enough. I love it. It features a 1 horsepower motor for years of hard use, a cast iron body and all ball bearing construction. It uses standard 2" x 72" belts and has a motor speed of 1725 RPM. This is a serious machine at an extremely affordable price. Compare for yourself and I think you'll be very impressed with the specs on this quality Knife Belt Sander.
As standard, it comes with a 4" contact wheel ( Shown). I would heartily recommend buying the optional 10" contact wheel for professional results. Why? Click HERE to a simple graphic explaining why. The buffer isn't included either but these are cheap and readily available at any hardware store.
Grizzly Industrial is based in Bellingham, Washington and has almost a million square feet of production and warehousing from their three facilities in Bellingham, Springfield, Mo., and Muncy, Pa. Grizzly does their own manufacturing in ISO9001 certified factories and has been selling direct to Fortune 500 and others companies since 1984. Since Grizzly only sells direct, don't be misled just because you haven't seen them at Home Depot or Wal-Mart. Grizzly is a major manufacturer who is in the game to stay.
Grizzly offers a full, one year warranty on all of their machines and has three national service and repair centers to back it up. Grizzly is a quality company that I feel very comfortable standing behind. You won't be unhappy with a Grizzly
|Note: In order to get the best price for my customers, I have set this up as a "Factory Direct" transaction. When you order, you will be ordering direct from Shop Fox / Grizzly. Amazon.com ( you thought they only sold books?) provides all of the processing. Note: this things ships with a weight of 110 pounds.|
|W1843 Shop Fox / Grizzly Knife Belt Sander and Buffer ( Price includes shipping cost)||$ 645.16||Shop Fox W1843 Knife Belt Sander|
10" Aluminum / Rubber Contact Wheel ( Compare at $100-$300 anywhere else
Click HERE to see why a 10" Wheel is highly recommended
|$ 91.95||Grizzly G9242 10" Aluminum /Rubber Wheel|
|66476 60 Grit Aluminum Oxide 2" x 72" replacement sanding belt||$ 4.49||A&H Alum Oxide Belts 80 Grit|
|132452 120 Grit Aluminum Oxide 2" x 72" replacement sanding belt||$ 4.09||A&H Alum Oxide Belts Belts 120 Grit|
|132458 180 Grit Aluminum Oxide 2" x 72" replacement sanding belt||$ 4.09||A&H Alum Oxide Belts Belts 180 Grit|
|132461 220 Grit Aluminum Oxide 2" x 72" replacement sanding belt||$ 4.09||A&H Alum Oxide Belts Belts 220 Grit|
|For a tutorial on the use of the Grizzly Knife Belt sander, Click HERE|
|MultiTool 2" x 36" Belt Grinding Attachment|
Here's a good, entry level sanding belt option
that uses 2" x 36" sanding belts and attaches to your existing 6", 8" or 10"
bench grinder. Belt attachment can be positioned horizontally ,at 45 degrees
or vertically. For sharpening and shaping, users can use the contact
wheel, the flat platen or the slack portion.
Please Note: If your bench grinder has a stamped steel shield, the MultiTool will fit. Multitool will NOT fit a grinder with heavy cast wheel guards if the guards are used to retain the spindle bearings.
|Multitool Belt Grinding Attachment||$ 257.95||Multitool belt Grinding Attachment|
|Kalamazoo 1SM 1" x 42" Belt Sander|
|An affordable very useful dependable belt sander that can be used for blade grinding as well as other metal and wood working projects , the Kalamazoo 1SM is found in many shops everywhere. Uses 1" x 42" belts and has a 4" contact wheel. The 1/3 HP Baldor motor gices you 1725 RPM. Tilting work table|
|Kalamazoo 1SM Belt Sander||$ 314.99||Kalamazoo 1SM Belt Sander|
|G0555 Ultimate 14" Bandsaw|
is the one I use in my shop. Constantly. I love it. It's my baby and
my favorite toy. Shop around and compare features and price and I
think you'll make the same decision I did. Get a load of this: 1 HP
motor, precision ground cast iron table, deluxe extruded aluminum fence
and miter gauge, cast iron frame, 4 " dust port, quick blade
release system, fence scale with magnifier, AND upper and lower ball
bearing blade guides ( almost every other bandsaw in this class uses
static guide blocks. Ugh. Seriously, check it out. Makes a big difference) . Maximum 6"
cutting height, 13 1/2" throat capacity. Table tilts 45 degrees
right, 10 degrees left, Stand is included. It's not hard to figure
out why the Grizzly G0555 is the best selling bandsaw in the
country. Uses standard 93 1/2" blades
Note: This thing is heavy . Make sure you have at least one friend on hand when it arrives to help you unload it.
|G0555 Grizzly Ultimate 14" Bandsaw NOTE: Price includes shipping costs ( $625 plus $89 shipping)!||
|Grizzly G0555 Ultimate 14" Bandsaw|
|The Grizzly Ultimate Bandsaw ships with a 3/8" blade, but you'll probably need to stock up on a few more. Olson makes a huge range of bandsaw blades, so I just picked out a few of the more common and useful ones|
|75493 Olson 93 1/2" Bandsaw Blade, 3/4" wide, 3 hook teeth per inch||$ 24.95||Olson 93-1/2" x 3/4" x .025" x 3 TPI Hook Bandsaw Blade|
|422633 Olson 93 1/2" Bandsaw Blade, 5/8" wide, 3 hook teeth per inch||$ 19.99||Olson 93-1/2" x 5/8" x .025" x 3 TPI Hook Bandsaw Blade|
|210403 Olson 93 1/2" Bandsaw Blade, 1/2" wide, 3 hook teeth per inch||$19.30||Olson 93-1/2" x 1/2" x .025" x 3 TPI Hook Bandsaw Blade|
|14593 Olson 93 1/2" Bandsaw Blade, 1/4" wide, 6 hook teeth per inch||$ 16.54||Olson 93-1/2" x 1/4" x .025" x 6 TPI Raker Bandsaw Blade|
|10093 Olson 93 1/2" Bandsaw Blade, 3/16" wide,10 hook teeth perinch||$ 22.03||Olson 93-1/2" x 3/16" x .025" x 10 TPI Raker Bandsaw Blade|
6" Extension Block Kits, increases capacity from 6" to 12"
Includes extender, blade guard and 105" x 3/8" x 6 tooth blade
|Grizzly H3051 6" Extension Block Kit|
|Combo Bench Sander|
|For the cost of a good portable belt sander, you can own this quality combo bench sander. A 4" x 36" quick change belt and a 6" disk will make this one of your most often used tools. 1/3 HP 110V motor, cast iron base, single knob tracking and a 2 1/2" dust port. Platen rotates 90 degrees for flexibility. Not a lightweight toy, this quality machine has a shipping weight of 38 pounds.|
|G0547 Combo Bench Sander 4" x 36" belt, 6" Disc||$ 149.95||G0547 Combo Sander 4" X 36" Belt 6" Disc|
|6" Bench Grinders|
you don't have one now, you're going to find that a good bench grinder is
one indispensable tool. Since you're probably going to use it quite a bit
and have it for a while, I suggest making sure you get a decent one.
Wen makes that quality affordable. This compact grinder features rocker type switches and extended wheel to motor clearance . Comes with a 2.1 amp motor and 6" wheels ( one coarse and one medium grit aluminum oxide) and protective wheel flanges.
|Wen 4276 2.1 Amp 6" Bench Grinder with 1/2" Arbor||$ 41.06||Wen 4276 6" Bench Grinder|
|16" Scroll Saw|
very handy tool to have in any shop. This great little scroll saw uses
standard 5" pin blades. The G0735 has a cutting width of 16", a cutting height of
2" and a precision ground cast iron table size of 16" x 10".
And the included flex shaft tool makes this an incomperable value ( Uses
standard 1/8" Dremel type accessories)
1/8 HP motor, variable speed of 540 to 1600 SFM.
Also features a 45 degree tilt table, built in dust blower and cast iron construction. Good stuff!
|G0735 16" Variable Speed Scroll Saw||$ 169.95||G0735 16" Variable Speed Scroll Saw|
|Bench Top Drill Press|
some point, you're also going to need a good, solid, dependable drill
press for many precision knife making operations. This 5 speed, 1.3
HP includes a precision ground, cast iron table that tilts 45
degrees left or right and has 2" spindle travel. 1/2" keyed chuck; Work
table is 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"
If you're looking for an affordable, quality entry level drill press, you won't be disappointed with the Wen 4208.
And if you're going to do it right, consider getting one of the handy Quick Release Drill Press Clamps.
|Wen 4208 5 Speed Bench Drill Press (Includes shipping cost)||$ 74.87||Wen 4208 5 Speed Drill Press|
|Yost DC-9 9" Quick Release Drill Press Clamp (Picture, click HERE)||$ 12.19||Yost DC-9 Drill Press Clamp - 9"|
|Mini Grinder Kit|
|If you want to know the truth, I still prefer my Dremel. But at half the price, this high quality, powerful multi-purpose high speed electric grinder shouldn't be overlooked. Uses standard 1/8" accessories. Also uses most Dremel accessories. Variable speed from 8000 to 30,000 RPM. 115 V. Comes in it's own plastic case with a nice assortment of the most common accessories to get you started. This is a tool that is probably one that you reach for most often, so you want to make sure you want to buy a dependable one. Grizzly won't let you down.|
|H3117 Mini Grinder Kit||$ 29.99||H3117 Mini Grinder Kit|
|D3114 100 Pc Sanding,Grinding, Polishing and Buffing Kit. ( Click HERE for picture) . An Excellent and complete kit includes various burrs, grinding stones, wire brushes, cutting disks, sanding drums, and polishing buffs in attractive wooden case. Everything you need to start.||$ 24.40||D3114 100-Pc. Accessory Kit|
|1800 Watt Heat Gun|
|When you're working with a heat formable plastic sheet like Kydex, I found that a good heat gun in invaluable. Some people like to soften the Kydex in an oven, but I have often preferred the precise area control that a good heat gun can offer. Grizzly makes this 1800 watt industrial quality heat gun at a VERY affordable price, especially since they put it on sale. Variable temperature control from 120 to 590 degrees.|
|H0801 Heat Gun, 1800 Watt||$ 29.95||H0801 Heat Gun - 1800 Watt|
Note: Although Grizzly's shipping rates are pretty reasonable, they are slightly different from mine. These are their rates ( unless indicated otherwise, of course):
|Less than $ 24.99||$ 7.99|
|$ 25.00 to $ 49.99||$ 9.99|
|$ 50.00 to $ 74.99||$ 11.99|
|$ 75.00 to $ 99.99||$14.99|
|$100.00 to $ 199.99||$ 18.99|
This is for items under 30 Pounds. Special shipping rates will apply for heavier items