Sam Salvati

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My grinder shipped today, should be here within the next few business days! I am extremely pleased with the pleasant and lightning fast service of Rob Frink from Beamont metalworks, and i highly recommend them to anyone looking for quality fast service. I'll let yah know how the machine works:D.

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In my opinion you will not find a better grinder for the money anywhere! I've owned a KMG for a few years now, and it is without a doubt the easiest, most reliable grinder I have ever owned or worked on.

Here's a link to a write up I did on my machine...
KMG-article

Once you get it set up and practice with it a bit, your gona love it!

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make sure you got your belts. had to stare at my kmg for two days waiting on the delivery guy. killa machine.

jm

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iffin you don't like it send her here and i'll see if i can get her submissive!! seariously let us know how it goes, one may be in my near future,jimmy.

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Thanks guys, i am very excited! Ed, your write up was definately a BIG help in deciding to get or not to get the KMG, thank you very much. Bruce, Nice paintjob, i live in damp rural NY so i am gonna paint mine first thing. Steve, lucky there is good food and family to pull me away from the window:D. JM, i have a friend who might have a bunch of belts only 10 minutes away:D. Jimmy, i sure will give a full reveiw!

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Yep, in the rust belt ya need to get a coat of sumpin right away. Mine sat for several weeks and I had to clean up a light coat of rust. I got tormented on one of the other boards about no coating so went overboard.

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You'll appreciate it a lot Sam. You're probably on it, but mount it on some thing rock solid and have separate tooling arms for the platen and wheel. Big advantage to swap attachments in seconds instead of wrenching bolts on and off.

Thought I'd add, if you're really liking the new KMG, there shouldn't be much time for a quick review on the machine. Maybe a quick comment when you come up for more belts.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, Craig

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I personally reccomend getting belts from Tru-Grit. No, I don't have any part of the company, just like their service and selection. I use the Norton Blaze hoggers, 3M 977's in 120 grit and Norton Norzons in all others on my KMG.

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I'll probably go black with some red pinstriped Bruce:D. Cdent, I would have gotten the second arm if I could have afforded it :D, but i will for sure when I can. Hopefully this machine will pay for itself quickly:D. I have a machinist friend though, maybe i can get him to make me a second arm for a trade. I can make myself a nice little tool tree:D. I will FOR SURE give a complete reveiw! Thanks for the suggestions Bill, i have been thinking on some good belts.

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All you need to make a second arm is a length of 1 1/2" square cold rolled, a drill and a tap. After you've drilled and tapped to match the arm you already have, all you have to do is grind a radius on the end. That is it and you are good to go.

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OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

OOOOOOHHH YEEEEEAAAAAHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

My KMG arrived today! I am SWOOONING. This is an amazing machine, i know understand when everyone says it is BUILT LIKE A TANK, extremely solid beyond compare. I am just overwhelmed almost by how solid it is. Thanks so much Rob, it arrived in perfect condition, packed extremely well and tight. It is GORGEOUS, I am in love. I cannot wait to get the motor all wired up and get it mounted to the table and stuff, I want to use it SO BAD! Thanks again Rob, MOST EXCELLENT WORK what an amazing machine! And thanks again Mitch, you will NOT be dissapointed!

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Congratulations!

Watch yer fingers. Them high speed belts can be nasty at the point where the steel stops and the flesh begins.

Well, get busy.

Don

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Sam,,,congrats on getting the KMG.

You know what they say; The only time you're happy with a cheap tool is when you pay the cheap price.

But a good tool will bring you satisfaction every time you use it.....for years to come.

James

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nice machine, i can tell by the parts .
cnc profiled radius's . i really like that machine .
probally never in a million years see one of those on the used market .
for good reason , who would sell such a masterful piece of art

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Thanks guys! James, WELL SAID. HD, it is amazing an extremely well thought out and built touch machine. Mills, I am practically JUMPING up and down!

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OK got the motor all connected up, got it on a nice simple hinge setup to keep belt tension when working on all 3 of the step pullies, with only the one size pulley on the motor. Thanks to JR, i was able to figure out the RPM of the drive shaft on the grinder and SFPM (surface feet per minute).

With the 2"-2" the girnder runs at 3,750RPM with an SFPM of 3,926
2"-3" the grinder runs at 2,500RPM with an SFPM of 2,617
2"-4" the grinder runs at 1,875RPM with an SFPM of 1,963

I'll grab some pictures today of the motor mount.

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