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Different Kind Of "bench Grinder"

Discussion in 'Grinders' started by dancom, May 26, 2021.

  1. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    When making hidden tang blades I will often square up the shoulder and tang with a set of files. After heat treatment this can take a lot of effort. With files, I find it can be difficult to get a nice sharp corners and flat to fit the front bolster into. Even the belt grinder isn't all that "right angle", and makes more of a rounded inside corner.

    Yes, necessity is the mother of invention, but also I find myself having these uncontrollable urges to make cool stuff. ;) I came up with an ad-hoc frame and work table to convert a cheap angle grinder into a diamond disc bench grinder.

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    The table slides in and out and can tilt about +/- 10° so I can square it to the blade.
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    Hardened steel - no problema. I'd imagine there'd be a bunch of different uses for this down the road.

    Cost wise, a cheap generic 4-1/2" angle grinder can be had for $40 nowadays and the diamond discs are not cost prohibitive when on sale. I hope that you find this idea useful.

    Cheers,

    Dan
     
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  2. BrookLN

    BrookLN New Member

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    Always glad to see your ideas, Dan.
     
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  3. Scott Kozub

    Scott Kozub Active Member

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    This would be pretty handy for cutting pin stock as bandsaws can be a bit tough.
     
  4. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Yup definitely setting this up for the same use and then switching out blades to cut dowels perfectly centred!

    Those last two kitchen knives were hand sawed and dicey to say the least lol!


    Shame these things below are so expensive, because they have the ability to feed into the cutting blade via a crank. It’s a good video, man knows what he’s doing.

     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    I have a cheaper ($180) model and it actually works pretty well for sharpening.



    Yes, this is where I got the idea for my disc grinder frame/table. ;)

    Dan
     
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