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  1. I recently bought a used Bader Space Saver. It only had a 14" cloth wheel and 10 belts. I called Bader and the lady was very honest. Told me to start out she didn't want to sell me high priced attachments until I knew what I wanted. I bought a 5" contact wheel and ordered some 2" belts so I don't have a flat platen either. I only paid $200 for the grinder and was willing to spend a few hundred on an attachment. I may manufacture a y-arm with tool rest and platen. I am new and still not sure what I want and need but was very appreciative of Bader's honesty. They have been very helpful.
  2. I am a newbie and have been looking at a hammer from Kens Custom Iron. He is only selling a 1.75 lb cross peen at this time. I was thinking a 2 lb might be a nice weight. Does anyone have any experience with one of his hammers?
  3. beef56

    Chili Forge

    I received my Chili forge. It was packed well and nothing to set up, just hook up a bottle. It is easy to operate even for a dumbie like me. Great product!
  4. I intend to take unbolt and remove the I-Beam on top of the stand.
  5. I have a 125 lb Hay Budden on a stump that is too tall and too large in diameter. I had planned to cut it down or build another. I have this stand I could use. It is about the correct height and is heavy, nearly 1/2" thick. I am thinking I need to put wood between the anvil and the stand. Will this stand be ok or should I build another one?
  6. I am a newbie and bought a Chili Habernero a few weeks ago. Stacie from Chili was great to work with and answered all my dumb questions. They are more expensive but the setup takes about 3 minutes and it is ready to go. I have used it a few times and have no buyers remorse. Easier to learn on this than trying to learn after building one or buying one that requires modifications.
  7. I don't know what to buy, contact wheel, y arm, or attachment with platen and work rest. Bader makes a nice selection but they are expensive !
  8. I sent pictures and called Bader. The arm doesn't fit the Space saver grinder. I am considering buying a 5x2 serrated wheel that will fit the yoke where the cloth wheel is mounted.
  9. I picked this Bader Space Saver up the other night. It came with a 1.5" cloth wheel and 10 belts. It also came with the extra arm that has a .75" serrated contact wheel. I am unable to attach the extra arm, not sure it is for this grinder. Any ideas?
  10. Thanks Thanks, I will do that.
  11. I bought this sight unseen a couple weeks ago and picked it up last night. I was not disappointed. It cheapened up the Chili forge I just bought!
  12. I have s chance to buy this Bader grinder for $200. He claims it works and has 9 new belts with it. From my research Bader makes a quality grinder. Does this sound like a fair price?
  13. beef56

    Chili Forge

    I don't think I will regret the purchase. The most common complaint about the Chili is the price, not the quality. I could have built one or bought one much cheaper but would they perform? I can almost bet my first burner and forge build would be less than stellar!
  14. beef56

    Chili Forge

    Well, I ordered the Habernero forge today. Sounds like a great product once you get over the sticker shock!