OK I have been looking at this thread and till now have not checked it out because, I have an issue with disk grinders!!
Someone said the link was dead so here is a fresh link!!
Now I have got to ask what the hype is about a disk grinder. The only one I ever used was similar to this one by Grizzly,
I used one when I was doing a lot of cabinet work as well, as furniture making. the only time I liked using a disk was when I was doing Formica work and sizing pieces for in place work!! I would have to say I was more, under-impressed.
The 4 x36 units were under powered and just seemed like a good idea that never got off the ground. Most were poorly manufactured and keeping it in adjustment was hard if not impossible!!
The table allows for squaring up pieces, perhaps easier. It may be easier to polish out pieces for guards or bolsters, pommel, etc. The only time I ever tried to polish out a knife blade, on a disk grinder, I screwed up a good plunge cut real quick!!
In all actuality I had a boss that showed me how to take a 4 x 24 belt grinder like this. Flop it on its back or side and do things most people would not believe.
OK now I have succeeded in making several groups mad, as we all started somewhere
. Whether it was files, a 4 x 24, a
4 x 36, or a 1 x 42. I myself started with 3 of those! However once I built my KMG clone I have rarely used any of them except once in a while!!!
I still am not sure what to use a disk grinder for????
I can see an advantage to having multiple disks with the set up with different grits of paper, under this system as an advantage. Although I doubt it is cheap to buy several disks for this system!!!I can see that the disks don't have a center issue. The motor looks like it is powerful enough to overcome the under powered issues, as well as the variable power rate is a big plus.
Maybe I am just an old Neanderthal
but, I am not seeing the use of disk grinder to my benefit!
However I never stop looking and learning! It is amazing sometimes something that is right before your eyes and, you never thought of using, " it "
in that way, till you see someone doing that! Never been around many makers and none really too watch "how to"! So odds are I may be missing the big advantage to a disk grinder!!
So again what am I missing about using a disk grinder??? Please enlighten me as too how you use one in your shop?