FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

This section is to allow you to find the quickest answer to the most popular questions our customer service team receives. If you still can’t find an answer to your question, please contact us!

Q. Do you combine shipping?

A. Absolutely. Each item ships in the smallest possible to container, insured, expedited & tracked. We can however combine several items into the next box size to save some costs; savings are automatically refunded back to you. Please understand though that most parts are heavy & it makes no sense to cram too much stuff into a certain sized package, the parts will arrive damaged. If you’re purchasing one of the larger items, for instance a grinder chassis, as well as some of the smaller items, we can ship some of the smaller items in the same box as the chassis: the weight goes up so Fedex charges more but it does work out slightly cheaper than shipping parts individually. If you have your eye on multiple products & need an accurate shipping quote, shoot us an email & we’ll work it out for you.

Q. What sized motor do you recommend for your grinder chassis?

A. Any motor from about 3/4hp & up works fine. 1700rpm motors work, they just do things a bit slower than 3450rpm motors (including making mistakes!). Either speed motor will do stock removal at full speed just fine; to turn small wheels or sharpen knives the belt speed will have to be slowed down & there are various means available to do this. A vfd is the ultimate to have, it obviously allows the widest range of speeds. Alternatively pulley systems & our 2-speed drive wheel also work nicely.

Q. Do you have a storefront where I can come & purchase parts?

A. We do not have store but we do offer will call on paid orders. If you’re local & would like to collect your order to save shipping costs, immediately send us an email after placing your order to let us know that you’ll be picking up in person to avoid the order being shipped inadvertently. We need a day or two to get your order ready & we’ll shoot you an email as soon as everything’s ready to collect.  You will be charged shipping with your order during checkout, but will receive a refund for the shipping amount in full.

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!

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Just waiting for the belts to arrive. Then it’s time to “spit em out”. Great grinder and fast delivery! Highly recommend. Thanks a bunch #oregonblademaker.
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The wheel set I’m using is from #oregonblademaker. Very happy with these. The quality is excellent. – Aluminum Wheel Set

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Thank you #oregonblademaker for getting me those wheels so quickly. Now I can make sparks all weekend.

Some parts just have to be precise. Thanks to #oregonblademaker! – D Backing Plate with Idler Wheels

I’m really happy with this grinder now that I’ve ground a bunch of blades on it. Only issue I had was there not being much clearance on the left side of the platen. I fixed that by spacing the platen out with 3/4 x 2 inch aluminum. Made a huge difference. I think for the money it’s pretty hard to beat and their service is incredible. Hoping to figure out how to get it set up with an 8 or 10 inch wheel sometime soon. – Belt Grinder 2×72″ Complete Chassis

Shit just got real. Thanks goes to #OregonBladeMaker for these new tools. This small wheel attachment should really help me clean up all those curves which have given me trouble in the past. Ill get to give it a try tomorrow.  – Small Wheel Set & Holder

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#oregonblademaker Is a great company and they make stuff solid as anything but for a decent price that’s what I use and I’m happy as can be!

I love everything I’ve gotten from OBM. All of it is very well made, great prices and they are great people to deal with. I highly recommend them.

Had an unexpected mail call today when I received this new tool rest with adjustable angle guide from Oregon Blade Maker. Just tried it out real quick this evening and its going to make life a lot easier for me getting consistent grind angles on scales and bolsters. – Tool Rest

My new variable speed belt grinder. Don’t know how I ever did anything without it. Got this from Oregon blade maker on EBay. – Belt Grinder Complete Chassis

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