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    I have the brochure in PDF but can't post it as it exceeds the size allowed.

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    I haven't seen the maximizer so know nothing about it. I did just recently get a tw 90 from travis and am very pleased with it. The nicest thing about this grinder IMO is that when you buy it it comes with everything. I is variable speed with a vfd controller all mounted and wired and ready to run. it has a platen attachment a small wheel attachment and a eight or ten inch wheel as well as a tool rest that is adjustable and reconfigurable. the only thing that does not come with the "basic" package is small wheels in for the attachment. this makes sense to me because there is no way that Travis could anticipate what size wheels everyone will want. Also the radiused platens from the other forum are easily adapted to this grinder. the surface grinding attachment is a wonder of simplicity that works very well.

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    I have PDF of Maximizer. PM me with your email and I will send it to you. I was told it will be priced in 3-4K range.

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    I doubt the Maximizer will compete with the TW-90. It looks cool for some things but as an overall package I think it falls short to what the TW-90 has to offer.

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    Maximizer looks overbuilt and complex. Belt changing on it might be a chore.
    I like the simplicity and tracking of TW-90. If I were in the market for a second, it probably would be another TW-90.

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    Just wanted to put up some pics of my KMG for Colin here, as I am working on a little project for him at the moment. Notice the multiple use of the driveshaft to power my double-sided disc sander.




    I can just loosen the tool bar on the disc sander to release tension on the drive belt and just let it sit to the side when I'm not using it.


    Yes, the link-style drive belts are very expensive, but they are infinitely adjustable and last forever. They also let you be a little more creative on how you set up your pulleys too.



    Mounting the motor under the bench is a really cool space-saver:


    My sander is slightly underpowered, with only a 1hp motor, but it does work fine for me. Done lots of knives and swords on it. At some point I'll upgrade to a 2-3hp 220 unit, so if you are getting one, might want to start with that. Also, the variable speed controller is nice and I use it lots, but if you can't afford the extra $300+ on the controller, remember speeds can be reduced with multiple pulleys and is much, much cheaper... just not as convenient.

    Also, I believe that the variable speed controllers tap into the torque of the motor, (mine is really old - maybe newer ones are better.) Another reason to get a little more motor than you think you might need.
    -M

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    Id give Rob Frink a call. He is very customer service oriented. Ive bought a couple of grinders from him, KMG flat platen and a 9"disc.

    I do know he has made combo platens for other makers, One being Ed Caffrey, he talks about it on his site.

    God Bless
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