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    Grit recommendations needed.

    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.

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    60 for metal removal, then 120. After that, you just refine the surface. I use gators after that.

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    I'm showing my ignorance here! what are "Gators"

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

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    Chief,

    What type of belt grinder did you purchase?
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    2X48 W/6" contact wheel from Norm Coote


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    So it looks like you still need to buy a motor, right?

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    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

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