View Full Version : Belt conversion for surface grinder

Joe ONeill
01-16-2012, 09:34 PM
Good evening

I am getting ready to put on a belt conversion on my Delta surface grinder. What do you supply and what info do you need to get an estimate on what this would cost.


01-18-2012, 03:32 AM
I have one of the old Delta's and would like to do the same. Let me know if you find out anything and I will do the same.

Thanks, Curtis

Joe ONeill
02-12-2012, 08:44 PM
Ordered a drive wheel from Sunray Inc. These folks are great to work with . They seem to know what you want before you ask. Anyway ordered a 6" wheel ,alum hub, 1.25 hole, 3" counter bore on one side. should take about a month. $80.00 . I picked up some steel from the scrap yard, $13.00, will put that together with a couple of idlers that I have. Will try to post pics as I progress.

Joe ONeill
03-08-2012, 07:09 PM
30715Woot Woot! I got the wheel from Sunray and I am off Friday! This is what I am starting with. I captured this off of craigslist for $325.

03-08-2012, 08:44 PM
Here is my conversion... I replaced the stone wheel with a custom one from Bader, The rest of the parts were laying around my shop so my total cost was about $125. Plus $20 for the machine about 15 years ago.



Joe ONeill
03-09-2012, 08:32 PM
30735 okay, first off remove the stone shield and fab a plate to mount the arm on.

Joe ONeill
03-09-2012, 08:35 PM
30736 I had to switch the plate so that it did not interfere with the heigth adjustment wheel.

03-11-2012, 02:07 PM
Looks great, how does it work?