KnifeForums.com - Intelligent Discussion for the knife enthusiast

Recent Topics
Recent Pictures
thumb_1486949455-LeedySmall.jpg
thumb_1486584393-2.JPG
thumb_1486584393-2.JPG
thumb_1486584393-2.JPG
thumb_1486584393-2.JPG
thumb_1485997912-MVPamberstag2.jpg
Current Quote
"To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society"
~ Teddy Roosevelt
 Page 1 of 5 1234>
Username Post: Craftsman 2x42 belt grinder revision        (Topic#662477)
medit8
Journeyman KnifeNut!
*
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
Master Member KnifeNut!
*
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
Master Member KnifeNut!
*
05-23-05 22:31.36 - Post#662736    


    In response to medit8

Your modification did the job.I have that model and it’s been a real workhorse for what I paid for it. I’m getting a 2x72, but want to keep this one and run 1” belts for handle work. I’ve gotten sick of Sears with they’re 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
Journeyman KnifeNut!
*
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
Master Member KnifeNut!
*
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
Master Member KnifeNut!
*
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
Master Member KnifeNut!
*
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
Master Member KnifeNut!
*
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
Master Member KnifeNut!
*
laserman2004
Master Member KnifeNut!
*
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


 


 Page 1 of 5 1234>
Icon Legend Permissions & Sharing Options Topic Options
Print Topic


14959 Views
KnifeForums.com - Intelligent Discussion for the knife enthusiast
KnifePromotions

arenaro@verizon.net

FusionBB™ Version 3.2 | ©2003-2017 InteractivePHP, Inc.
Execution time: 0.093 seconds.   Total Queries: 185   Zlib Compression is on.
All times are (GMT-12.0). Current time is 11:04.20
Top