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  • #21337
    tuffy braithwaite
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    i bought another…………my buddy in sd – 3
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    #21339
    tuffy braithwaite
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    Model No. Description Qty. Price Tax Ext. Price
    505-1371 1″ X 42″ KALAMAZOO BELT SANDER 1

    #21341
    Josh
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    dude that is awesome!! great deal on that!

    unfortunately I won’t be taking part in getting one as I have a nice 2×72 that I sharpen with =) but someone should definitely take advantage of this even if its just to save hours of re-profiling work!

    #21343
    Ziggy
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    The Baldor alone is worth the entrance fee

    #21344
    Zamfir
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    So in all seriousness, I am planning on picking up a variable speed bench grinder. And I have a 4″ wide grizzley belt sander.

    I have thought for reprofiling hard knives to take some of the time out of it… would this belder be the ticket or would not the ken onion work sharp do the same thing for much cheaper?

    http://www.amazon.com/Work-Sharp-WSKTS-KO-Sharpener-Edition/dp/B00EJ9CQKA

    Is my 4″ much too wide to do knife work on? It feels that way..

    #21347
    Ziggy
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    So in all seriousness, I am planning on picking up a variable speed bench grinder. And I have a 4″ wide grizzley belt sander.

    I have thought for reprofiling hard knives to take some of the time out of it… would this belder be the ticket or would not the ken onion work sharp do the same thing for much cheaper?

    http://www.amazon.com/Work-Sharp-WSKTS-KO-Sharpener-Edition/dp/B00EJ9CQKA

    Is my 4″ much too wide to do knife work on? It feels that way..

    My 2 cents, with discount, a no brainer. Kali.
    Ones portable, ones not. That’s up to you.
    I like 1″ x 42″, not a fan of 4″.
    Main thing, belts, availability, pricing.
    I’ve had great luck finding great belts as low as $1.25 each.
    Trizacts at $5.25.

    That Baldor motor, though single speed will last and last and last and last….

    #21380
    Leo Barr
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    Excellent so you can have on set up for knives & the other for scissors with you jigs.

    #21381
    tuffy braithwaite
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    i have almost used trizacts since having the kally, but i am testing out linen belts more and more with Ken’s CBN stuff. – results have been outstanding on my thrift store practice knives………………..
    stand by for more.

    #21382
    tuffy braithwaite
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    leo

    if i had the money, i would have bought 2 instead of just one, one of my buddies did buy 3 ……..at that price man oh man that is hard to turn down.

    #21384
    Ziggy
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    i have almost used trizacts since having the kally, but i am testing out linen belts more and more with Ken’s CBN stuff. – results have been outstanding on my thrift store practice knives………………..
    stand by for more.

    Once you do, you can’t go back.
    There is a certain feel with them, and I get 5xs the life out of them.
    Just sometimes so damn hard to find.
    A100, A65, A35, A16 …… keep a Ceramic Norton Blaze 120 for the rough stuff.
    A6 is nice but not needed if you go to leather after A16, I load it with 1 micron black boron.

    When they come back in a year, all they need is the 35, 16, leather most times.

    #21387
    tuffy braithwaite
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    zig
    u are referring to the trizacts or the linen when u say ..” i can go back”?

    please advise on vendor for the ‘Ceramic Norton blaze ticket also.

    i do normally stop at the a16 then leather.
    thanks

    #21389
    Mark76
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    Gents, I know (too) little about belt grinders. But if I want to get one – and I emphasize quality, not quantity of knives I sharpen – what should I get?

    The names I keep hearing over and over again are Kalamazoo and Tormek.

    What else should I be looking for? Variable speed control? Ability to do straight edges? Availability of belts?

    Molecule Polishing: my blog about sharpening with the Wicked Edge

    #21390
    Ziggy
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    zig
    u are referring to the trizacts or the linen when u say ..” i can go back”?

    please advise on vendor for the ‘Ceramic Norton blaze ticket also.

    i do normally stop at the a16 then leather.
    thanks

    Trizacts …. completely different then regular belts.

    There are others for Norton, but Jantz has them:
    http://www.knifemaking.com/product-p/na42120.htm

    Supergrit is hit or miss on who makes the grit, but they are not bad at all, especially for the price:

    http://www.supergrit.com/products/products_belts-ceramic.asp

    Trizacts there as well.

    For fast grinding and angle making.
    They do leave scratches, especially before broke in, but eve making the difference up with an a100 is quick and accurate.

    #21397
    Josh
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    Gents, I know (too) little about belt grinders. But if I want to get one – and I emphasize quality, not quantity of knives I sharpen – what should I get?

    The names I keep hearing over and over again are Kalamazoo and Tormek.

    What else should I be looking for? Variable speed control? Ability to do straight edges? Availability of belts?

    Mark,

    personally if I was wanting to get something small that would make my life a lot easier then I would get the Viel SM-5. the reason being is that it has tons of jigs that are manufactured for it! they have these jigs plus more: scissors, drill bits, planer blades, knife, etc.

    See here for all the accessories and pricing. I had a friend who had one and he loved it! You can buy it without the motor and stick a baldor motor in it =) (note: click “english” in the top right hand corner so you can actually read it unless you are fluent in french lol).

    #21399
    Ziggy
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    I have a Viel, but tend to go to the Kali.
    Both about the same size.
    Belt alignment easier with the Kali.
    I don’t use the attachments much as I freehand.

    That said, judge my angles are done by the width of the spine to belt in relation to height, so I work edge down anyway.
    Makes the bur stay and gives you a gauge just how bad the owners screwed up with their bowl shaped stone 🙂
    Can do with the Viel as well, without attachments, but I like a short platen, the Viel makes me keep my shoulders and arms up.

    6 of 1, half dozen of the other.

    Viels long platen is great for roller coaster edges, and it lays down with no mods, which can come in handy.

    just my 2 cents

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