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Old 12-24-2014, 11:10 AM
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I ran across the Belt Grinder BG-248-3 while looking for tools to outfit my shop. The multiple radius wheels seem like they would be very useful.

Anyone use one of these? Any thoughts on this vs a Kalamazoo grinder or a Burr King that everyone loves so much?

http://metal.baileighindustrial.com/...inder-bg-248-3
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Old 12-25-2014, 09:35 AM
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Steve -- the beauty of the Burr King (I own one but not the others so can't comment directly on them) is that it's OPEN behind the belt allowing you to do many inside curved surfaces etc. If the sides are closed (as is the one you linked to) that takes a valuable "action" away. Tools are only as handy as the job you need it for "this minute".

Here's a project I did on the Burr King - and YES - they are probably the most expensive version of this type of tool.... but if you own one -- you don't care what the cost is - if it's doing a fabulous job and making your life easy.





You'd never be able to do the inside radius on the flames with the Baleigh tool....













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I'm not sure what all you are looking for, but I've had one of these for a few years and it's performed flawlessly.

http://www.beaumontmetalworks.com/sh...y.aspx?catid=3
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Old 12-31-2014, 03:42 PM
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Honestly I have no idea what I'll be using it for exactly. Evenyone just keeps telling me a belt grinder is one of the most used tools they have so I'm checking them out.

I found Austin Speed shop has one here. I'm going to see if I can stop by their shop and see what they think of the machine.
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