Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:10 am
I've recently purchased a Rikon 1/42 belt sander and am wondering if any of you know of a good source for 500 and up belts? For anyone interested in getting a belt sander this is a great machine. I was going to get a Grizzle or Coote but instead I went with this because of it's affordability. It's a steel base, cast iron and belt driven. All of it's components are not integrated, making repairs and modifications easy. I know 2/72 is the standard for knife making but for my needs this was a great purchase.
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:18 pm
1*42 is perfect for sharpening imo. I have 2*72 too, but the 1*42 is used more and more lately.
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:41 pm
Nice looking Josh. I'm looking forward to coming over and playing with that.
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:42 pm
PS Michiel is a bad ass sharpener and he's happy to help people like you so you should suck up to him and get to know him.
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:22 pm
Sorry to resurrect an old thread but you might want to try Lee Valley http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.a ... at=1,43072
. They have belts up to and including leather stropping belts in the 1 x 42 size.
Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:57 pm
Don't apologize, that was useful to me at least. Thanks.
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:25 pm
Viel Tools in Quebec has some as well.http://www.vieltools.com
They make the grinder that Lee Valley appears to sell.
I have just started to use them so nothing to report.
Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:52 am
I use a 1/30 belt sander for sharpening and thinning and edge chip repair.
I find I can sharpen most German and American steel knives with good results.
The harder steels over 60 Rockwell, I have not had much luck with anything but stones.
Are you guys setting bevels with a 1/42 belt sander on the expensive Japanese knives too?
Are you sharpening and thinning anything.
I am better with a belt sander right now than I am with stones, due to a lot of experience grinding golf clubs
back in the day when I owned a golf club repair shop.
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