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    Help finding a thread

    I have been looking for a thread that featured a link to a belt sander/grinder for sale at Harbor Freight. One post also listed some good belts to get to fit that particular machine. I have done searches on Harbor Freight, belt, belt sander etc. and I just can't find the thread. Does anyone remember posting this? I'm heading out this afternoon to find something for my trailer and I though that info would be helpful. My apologies if the answer is right in front of me, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.

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    I don't know about the thread but what are you looking to do? Maybe we can help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndoughy View Post
    That's exactly what I was looking for!! Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    I don't know about the thread but what are you looking to do? Maybe we can help.
    I didn't want to ask knowing that this had been cover so recently in a thread that I couldn't find

    I need something that will help me handle a larger volume of western knives than I am able to do with stones or an Edge Pro. I plan on using it in my competition trailer at BBQ competitions, and at home in my shop. I also need something to help when I get a box load of knives from local trappers. It's crazy what they bring to me and I think I can do what they want with a machine and still have time to have a day job. Seeing your set up got me to thinking about how I might handle more volume. What would you suggest?

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    For a portable option the HF 1x30 is pretty good. I used one of these for a long time and it made a lot of $$. It's even pretty good for fixing tips and edge damage. What it can't do is fix full bolstered knives correctly since you need to do them lengthwise down the platen. Oh and it can also work for crappy scissors and shears too.

    I mounted mine horizontal so that I had view of both the angle and burr creation/burr reduction processes.

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    For belts you could probably get away with 3 types...

    60x Blue Zirconia (emergency use only)

    120x SiC (most all sharpening & repair work)

    Leather (finishing/deburring)

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    Thanks. You made it too easy

    I'll see what my local HF has and get to it. It suprises me that I can get a belt sander for less $$$ than I have ever spent on a single stone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    For belts you could probably get away with 3 types...

    60x Blue Zirconia (emergency use only)

    120x SiC (most all sharpening & repair work)

    Leather (finishing/deburring)
    Is SiC silicon carbide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monty View Post
    Is SiC silicon carbide?
    Yes

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