Ameribrade Rotary Platen - Reviews?

IJM3567

Member
I’m considering an Ameribrade rotary platen. I think it’d be something interesting to experiment with putting a slight final convex on some knives and maybe improve belt finishes. Does anyone have an Ameribrade rotary platen? I notice it has fewer spans at 6, 8, and 10 inches it’s missing the very short therefore tight side that others have. If anyone has any feedback please let me know! Thanks
 

EdCaffreyMS

"The Montana Bladesmith"
I've not used that specific rotary platen, but it looks a lot like the prototype from Beaumont. Personally, if you're gong to have a rotary platen, I'd go with the one from Beaumont. More versatile, and better/heavier built.
 

IJM3567

Member
I've not used that specific rotary platen, but it looks a lot like the prototype from Beaumont. Personally, if you're gong to have a rotary platen, I'd go with the one from Beaumont. More versatile, and better/heavier built.
I hear you there. It’s just hard to swallow buying a rotary platen for experimenting that costs the same as my entire Northridge economy grinder.
 

tmr

Active Member
I have 2 ameribrade grinders with the rotary platen.......they work great.....must run at fairly slow speed for best results
 

IJM3567

Member
I have 2 ameribrade grinders with the rotary platen.......they work great.....must run at fairly slow speed for best results
Thanks for the input. It will be my final steps in grinding so the VFD will be turned down.
 
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