My budget grinder

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  1. Jul 1, 2017 #1

    MrCoffee

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    [video]http://i.imgur.com/VOd4Bbg.gifv[/video]

    Before the motor it set me back about 50$, another 60 for the motor and controller.
    3/4 HP but it works
     
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    LifeByA1000Cuts

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    What happens if ever the belt snaps?
     
  3. Jul 1, 2017 #3

    MrCoffee

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    they tend to give me a bit of warning before extreme failure
     
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    Nothing if you wear proper protection gear. On top of that, it is rather unprobable for 3/4 hp to snap a normal quality 2" wide belt.
     
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    MrCoffee

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    Quality is the key word here, some of the film belts I've used don't have the best seams, if you don't baby them they will take a tiny tear by the seam then they're toast.
     
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    Lawman

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    i like it.
    did you follow plans to build?
     
  7. Jul 1, 2017 #7

    MrCoffee

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    cheers
    built my platen around the scrap aluminum i had, grabbed some scrap steel and fitted it together with two skate belts as a guide for my dimensions.
    only thing i wasn't able to hack together was the drive wheel.
    first welding project, not the prettiest beads but it's solid.
     
  8. Jul 2, 2017 #8

    Lawman

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    great job
     

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