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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisl View Post
    Think about maybe building your grinder. I'm in the process of gathering my materials now. Plans, Fasteners and Motor...Check! I'm picking up the tube steel and flat stock on Saturday. Then, it's off to a local guy's machine shop next week for some reasonably priced precision square end cuts. Then.....back to my drill press for drilling the holes.
    No thanks lol. I thought about all that hard already. Wasn't worth it in the long run for me. I want precision tracking and a variable speed motor which I'm getting. I've seen lots of grinder plans and don't think any look as good as buying one. The one Bruno posted I think looked ok, like the KMG but it would have been such a hassle to build considering if one hole ends up being slightly off, so does the whole grinder. The tube plans (end product) just look cheap to me and not too reliable. Besides that, the guy I was with yesterday was showing me everything about his Bader and it was fantastic. Plus I like the fact that it comes with a motor which drives the grinder straight on rather than from a pulley that you have to setup yourself. So I called Bader and am picking up my order from their shop in two weeks (since that's when I'll be going near them). It wasn't as much as I thought it would be considering all the stuff I'm getting also. I think for me, saving the trouble of building one, picking a motor, finding one for a good price and getting all the contact wheels I'd want and then setting it up so that it runs well is totally worth the extra price. Add to that the quality and support you get and I'm sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philadelph View Post
    No thanks lol. I thought about all that hard already. Wasn't worth it in the long run for me. I want precision tracking and a variable speed motor which I'm getting. I've seen lots of grinder plans and don't think any look as good as buying one. The one Bruno posted I think looked ok, like the KMG but it would have been such a hassle to build considering if one hole ends up being slightly off, so does the whole grinder. The tube plans (end product) just look cheap to me and not too reliable. Besides that, the guy I was with yesterday was showing me everything about his Bader and it was fantastic. Plus I like the fact that it comes with a motor which drives the grinder straight on rather than from a pulley that you have to setup yourself. So I called Bader and am picking up my order from their shop in two weeks (since that's when I'll be going near them). It wasn't as much as I thought it would be considering all the stuff I'm getting also. I think for me, saving the trouble of building one, picking a motor, finding one for a good price and getting all the contact wheels I'd want and then setting it up so that it runs well is totally worth the extra price. Add to that the quality and support you get and I'm sold.
    Nothing wrong with that

    If I had the moolah I'd buy a bader as well and be done with it.
    Unfortunately, that is not an option.

    So in my caseI'll either build one myself, or I save up and try to get someone to buy me a KMG for me, as they don't sell overseas.
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    Once upon a time, when I was in college, one summer I worked in a foundry as a grinder. The machines we used were huge. I'm trying to remember the dimensions, I remember it was a two wheel model, the wheel we worked on must have had a 18-24" diameter and the belts I think where 3" X at least 80". The only safety gear we got were welders gloves when we were grinding molding gates from bronze bearings. I wore glasses in those days and as I was music major in college I wore ear plugs on my own. No apron, no face shields, no steel tipped boots, (some of the flanges we ground weight 110 lbs.) I have scares on my right forearm where a broken belt swiped me as I reached to shut off the machine to change a nicked belt. It was a sand molding foundry for aluminum, brass and bronze. We did not use respirators. It seems like I made it that summer with just the arm swipe. Now, tell me there is no God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenrup View Post
    Once upon a time, when I was in college, one summer I worked in a foundry as a grinder. The machines we used were huge. I'm trying to remember the dimensions, I remember it was a two wheel model, the wheel we worked on must have had a 18-24" diameter and the belts I think where 3" X at least 80". The only safety gear we got were welders gloves when we were grinding molding gates from bronze bearings. I wore glasses in those days and as I was music major in college I wore ear plugs on my own. No apron, no face shields, no steel tipped boots, (some of the flanges we ground weight 110 lbs.) I have scares on my right forearm where a broken belt swiped me as I reached to shut off the machine to change a nicked belt. It was a sand molding foundry for aluminum, brass and bronze. We did not use respirators. It seems like I made it that summer with just the arm swipe. Now, tell me there is no God.
    Even though my equipment is nowhere near this intense, I still try to approach it about like I would a rattlesnake.

    There was a great quote in C.S. Lewis' book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. One of the main characters asked if Aslan, a lion who was the ruler-king of the land of Narnia, was "safe."

    "No," came the reply. "But he's good."

    That's a bit like my grinder. Always be respectful and you'll be OK.

    Josh

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    This should fall under safety as well & what I was taught as a tot. No loose fitting garments / loose sleeves etc......

    Sorry if this has been mentioned.

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