Best Knife Grinder?

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  1. Ravenous12

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    I'd like to be able to make, mod, and quickly sharpen my own knives. I really don't think I'll sell many because I don't have the time and really don't need extra money, but I want to have some good equipment. I'm not looking for a cheap grinder, but something like a KMG.

    Any recommendations? Anyone have one for sale? Anything to watch out for? Thanks in advance.
     
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    if you're at all handy with tools, check out Oregon Blade Maker on ePrey
    he does a bare bones kit under $500 - just add motor and belts.
     
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    I think I want a variable drive set up. Any good variable drive kits out there?
     
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    I have an Oregon blade maker grinder with flat platen and also an 8" hollow grind wheel. My variable speed motor and controller came from dealer's electric. Took a bit to get it all setup. There are some used ones for sale of the blade forums for sale section right now.
     
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    WEN 6502 Belt is one of the best knife grinders. If you need a reliable and versatile belt knife sander, then this tool is perfect for you. You can tilt the adjustable belt from o-degree to 90-degree. It has an 80-grit sanding belt and an 80-grit sanding disc. It comes with a tension release lever which helps you to change the sandpaper grits quickly & easily.
     
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    Very interesting first post. Welcome!
     
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    Yes, let me sell you a cheap bench grinder
     
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    Do you do payment plans? lol
     
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