Does anyone use this grinder. If so what are any pros and cins compared to the other grinders out there?
Chris Martin has a Coote.
To my knowledge, it is a 2 wheel grinder,,similar to a Grizzly http://www.grizzly.com/products/Knife-Belt-Sander-Buffer/G1015.
The Coote doesn't come with a motor so you can put on the kind of moter you want or have. I think that you can put a belt and step pulleys in order to control the speed. You can set the drive mechinism up how ever you want.
For the money and versitility the NWG (No Weld Grinder) is the way to go. Tracy at www.usaknifemaker designed this grinder and sells the plans and all of the parts needed to build one.
I conduct workshops to build this grinder, with several modifications. You can check my previous posts for more information on the workshops.
Considering where you are in relation to me, North east Tennessee you will probably be better off getting the plans and parts from Tracy. At this time I don't have any workshops set up in your area. I am conducting a workshop and then teaching a class in May at the New England School of Metalwork. www.newenglandschoolofmetalwork.com.
Look at the pictures on my brochure, then if you want to talk to me for some tips or whatever PM me and I will help if I can.
Anyone that is closer to cnilson post here or PM him if you can help him.
Yeah, Chris I did that when I built my NWG. I had a fast 2 hp motor I wanted on it. Installed it with it on the fast speed and could not turn it off fast enough. I almost did what you said.