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    Username Post: Craftsman 2x42 belt grinder revision        (Topic#662477)
    medit8
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    05-23-05 14:46.45 - Post#662477    



    About a month ago I ran into the reality that my Craftsman 1" or 2" x 42" belt sander would not work with a leather belt, as it wasn't wide enough for the thickness of the belt. I received 2 scotch-brite belts yesterday and found they were too thick as well. When I first ran into this problem I posted here and received the suggestion to cut the guards down, which were causing the tightness. I thought it wasn't possible as the top wheel is part of the upper guard area. But with about $50 now invested in belts I can't use, as well as feeling that I needed the functional use these belts provide, I decided to try to see if I could alter it to allow these thick belts to work. I got out my 4 inch angle grinder with a metal cutting disk, and in just a few minutes, I had what I sought. The attachment is the result. I hope that this will be helpful if anyone else has run into this problem.
    Thanks,
    Bob
     


    Ripper
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    05-23-05 18:12.52 - Post#662661    


        In response to medit8

    Nice modification Bob Thanks for sharing it with us.
    You know you are only one wheel away from having that machine accept 2 x 72 inch belts as well; just a thought: http://tinypic.com/5cf1fm
    Regards,
    Greg
     
    Jim_Charles
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    05-23-05 22:31.36 - Post#662736    


        In response to medit8

    Your modification did the job.I have that model and its been a real workhorse for what I paid for it. Im getting a 2x72, but want to keep this one and run 1 belts for handle work. Ive gotten sick of Sears with theyre only stocking 50, 80 and 120 grit in 2 and almost always out of them. No more oddball sizes and no more Sears for me.
    AKA Piney


     
    medit8
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    05-24-05 00:53.28 - Post#662782    


        In response to Ripper

    Yo Greg,
    Incredible!!! Both the concept and the computer work to illustrate it. Actually, like Jim, I'm probably going to get a 2x72, but for now, I'm very pleased that I can now do much more with it as it now is.
    Thanks,
    Bob
     
    txcwboy
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    05-24-05 10:45.37 - Post#663270    


        In response to medit8

    Well I just picked one up so that mod is very interesting. Ive been getting the belts from trugrit.com but I would love the bigger selection of 2x72.Can that wheel be fixed ?Or it needs to be spring loaded ?

    Dave
    win if you can,loose if you must..but always cheat

    http://leisuretimeleather.com/sv17/



     
    Ripper
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    05-24-05 14:09.06 - Post#663450    


        In response to txcwboy

    Hey. thanks Bob and again I like your modification a lot.

    Dave,
    That wheel would be fixed as the top wheel will control tracking and tension. It really wouldn't even need to be mounted on the machine if you are so inclined. You could mount it on a frame, fixture, or the wall for that matter and simply mount the grinder an appropriate distance from it: http://tinypic.com/5cya6f

    Regards,
    Greg
     
    txcwboy
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    05-24-05 15:19.36 - Post#663493    


        In response to Ripper

    Where would one find such a wheel to add to it? Is the size critical ? other than 2 inches wide. Its looking easier and easier

    Dave
    win if you can,loose if you must..but always cheat

    http://leisuretimeleather.com/sv17/



     
    laserman2004
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    05-24-05 19:28.24 - Post#663637    


        In response to txcwboy

    I just had a brain storm.....Foloow the diagram and bulid a frame, then go to your hardware store, or Lowes or something and buy a solid rubber wheel for a lawnmower, drill a hole in the tubing the size of the hole in the wheel, then find a bolt to go through it, and BAM, you have just created a 2x72, with the capability of hollow grinding a blade. I suggest making a frame that the grinder, and the pully can attach to, that way it will be movable. I might have to go get me a craftsman grinder just to try this on. Keep on bringing the suggestons guy's we might be on to something BIG here for the newbies.

    Joe.
    www.christiancutlery.com
    joespivey@christiancutlery.com
    BRKCA #777


     
    laserman2004
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    laserman2004
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    05-24-05 19:51.48 - Post#663646    


        In response to laserman2004

    Or you could try one of these bad boys!!!
    http://www.contactrubber.com/content/img/f64300/CRC%20Brochure.pdf

    Joe.
    www.christiancutlery.com
    joespivey@christiancutlery.com
    BRKCA #777


     


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