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Decided it’s finally time to replace my 2x48 belt grinder with a 2x72.
 

So far I’ve got the frame welded to the base and the tooling arms cut. The plate is 1/2” thick and the body is 2x2 inch 1/4” thick tube. The tooling arms are 1.5 inch solid square bar. 

The tensioning arm which is made of 1.5” square bar is drilled to attach to the frame but needs a handle and the tracking attachment to be bolted on still. 

I now need to order the motor, wheels, and the vfd. And a gas strut to apply tension. 
 

The welds aren’t pretty but they should hold fine. 

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Got the gas strut on there. Waiting on parts now. I’ve been informed the strut should go upside down to prevent things from getting on the shaft and messing up the seal. But otherwise it works great. Very smooth to use. 

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Uh . . . Justin: If you can't figure out how to turn that strut over we're going to start wondering how long you're going to have fingers once you start getting knives sharp.

Looking good.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Well good thing I’m not a knife maker! Won’t have to worry about losing my fingers! Haha. 
 

I hadn’t gotten around to it. It all needs to be taken apart for the rest of the painting still so I’ll make sure it’s the proper way on the final assembly 

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Gotta do the finishing touches and a few more minor changes than it’s done. It runs dead smooth and has tons of power. Very efficient at grinding 
 

I can balance a nickel on it’s side with the grinder off. Than go straight to 6500 sfpm without it ripping. Having a vibration free grinder is great! 

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