View Full Version : Grit recommendations needed.

06-15-2013, 07:21 PM
After burning out my little dremel tool, taking down the bolsters on a Dexter Russell & a 12' Sab. I bit the bullet
& ordered a real belt grinder. I found a place online where I can get Norton SG Blaze belts.
What would be a beginner level assortment of grits to stock pile. nothing too extreme, something for minor tip repair,
on ODC that I come by, & putting my fat german knives on a diet.

06-15-2013, 07:42 PM
60 for metal removal, then 120. After that, you just refine the surface. I use gators after that.

06-15-2013, 09:17 PM
I'm showing my ignorance here! what are "Gators"

Ok got it, googled & found commercial brand of abrasives.

06-16-2013, 08:27 AM

What type of belt grinder did you purchase?

06-16-2013, 09:19 AM
2X48 W/6" contact wheel from Norm Coote


06-16-2013, 10:23 AM
So it looks like you still need to buy a motor, right?

06-16-2013, 01:58 PM
Have tentatively settled on a Leeson 2 Hp 3 phase TEFC 1740 RPM, with a 56 HC housing. will pair it up with a KBDA-27D with digital readout
& a trim pot for speed control