RogueGeek Posted February 19, 2017 Share Posted February 19, 2017 I've been collecting parts for a little over a year and I was finally able to get a weekend all to myself to build my belt grinder. Since I mostly have wood working tools I made the majority of the grinder body from plywood. The idler arm and working arm are both metal. I'm using a 1.5HP motor with a full variable speed control. The motors max speed is 3500 RPM which gives me around 4500 sfpm. The bungee cord is only temporary until I can locate the spring I purchased. It somehow managed to get lost in my workshop. The motor, wheels, AL bar, Steel box tube, and D-plate are from eBay. Motor controller from Amazon. Plywood and miscellaneous hardware from Lowes. All total, I think I'm in for around $600-700. Most of that was the 3 phase motor and the speed controller. Here are a couple of pictures. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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