A belt sander is just another grinder.
It'll work. Shop for the correct belt material (the abrasive) as there
are different ones, and some work far better than others for certain jobs.
Half by three inches!
Gonna be a looooong day with a Dynafile!
Yes. If the sander has been used for wood in the past, clean wood dust
from all the nooks and crannies of the sander, and also all the
environment around the sander - sparks and wood dust make a great
combination for starting a fire, sometimes hours after you've left the
Perhaps with Planer belts - the blue colored ones.
Light movement across - don't press as it will just knock off the grit.
Common Si or even garnet won't be the best.
Martin H. Eastburn
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Yes. Lots of lathe folks use one as a grinder for esoteric HSS. Most
knife makers use a belt grinder.
You'll be happier if you get an AlZn belt. Typically blue, but naturally
the cheap folks started making blue belts that were not AlZn as soon as
that became a selling point - so check what the abrasive actually is
With the correct belt sander it might take about 2 min if you just hog it
out and maybe 10 if you go slow ,don't heat the work, achive some sort of
percision. I have a Bader 2" x 72" that would make short work of it. If
you'er going to adapt a woodworking belt sander to the job it will take
longer but can still be done. The type of abrasive belt is key (ft per min
is the other factor).
I have 2 knifemaking grinding/sanding/polishing machines for sale.
They resemble the Stephen Bader machines and were hand built by my
husband. He has passed away and I would like to sell these excellent
machines to someone who can use them.
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