Q. What do I look for in a knife making belt grinder?
A. Versatility, Durability. Reliability. The absolute worst so-called knife grinders on the market are the ones made with pieces of grooved extruded aluminum. Why do folk use that then? Because it’s cheap, in most cases even free because they cut up salvaged server racks. Grinding grit builds up in the grooves & in no time your machine is worn loose. Some of these machines are painted black to hide the extrusions, be careful. Then there’s the machines made with steel tubing. A bad idea. They use tubing tooling arms which vibrate. You cannot upgrade to aluminum arms because the inside of the receptacle tubing has rounded edges. Often the “tension arm” is just a piece of tube stuck vertically into another piece of tube, on top of a spring. Grinding grit & water gets into that tube, soon rust & wear is the order of the day. Then there’s just a whole bunch of rip off artists selling absolute junk: feel free to contact us & we will point out the absurd flaws in their designs.
Our machines have evolved into highly reliable, highly versatile, dependable workhorses with an unparalleled range of high quality accessories. Buy with confidence!