Thursday, November 10, 2016

2x72 Grinder Wheel Set

2x72 Grinder Wheel Set

I am building another low-cost 2x72" grinder and I am super fortunate to have made a friend at Oregon Blade Maker.

Marinus at Oregon Blade Maker is offering some high performance, yet light-weight and durable grinder wheels for a low cost 2x72" DIY build.

These wheels are computer engineered, glass-filled nylon (durable composite plastic) with 1616RS bearings.

The wheels in this set are two 2-1/4" wide x 2" and one larger diameter crowned 2-1/4" wide x 3" which is designed to assist in belt tracking.

The wheels will mount with any 1/2" bolt. Plan for three 1/2" NC x 3" to 3-1/2" grade 8 bolts and suitable nylon lock nuts and washers.

These are low drag and spin freely.

Of course, the OBM glass-filled nylon wheels are not going to take over the aluminium premier wheel's top spot in roller Olympics, but these OBM nylon wheels offer value that cannot be denied.


November 10, 2016.