Saturday, January 25, 2020

HG-272 Horizontal Belt Grinder

HG-272 Horizontal Belt Grinder

This week I am working on another 2" x 72" belt grinder. This time it's a horizontal style with a 4" rubber contact wheel and a small wheel set for radiusing jobs. The belt is driven by a 1 horsepower four pole (1800 RPM) motor, which can be conveniently powered with 120 V. This will give lots of shaping options and will make it faster to do choils and things without having to swap tool arms on the Sayber OSG.

I will keep you posted as to how it comes along.


Update: 2020-02-06.

Painting the parts on the prototype last night. Most of these are is for the two adjustable work rests. Both work rests move up and down to maximize the usage of the belt surface and tilt from 90° to 45°. Adjustable angles can certainly make for some interesting results on the small wheels.

Some more pics.


Unknown said...

Looks great, Dan! Can't wait to see more of it!

Dave Hodson said...

Looks good Dan. Looking forward to the finished product. Are you going to incorporate some form of adjustable rest to vary the grinding location on the belt?

I notice the Knifemaker forum has been down for me for the last few days (server error). Any idea what's going on (or is it only me)


D. Comeau said...

Hi Dave,

Yes both the flat platen and small wheels work rests are height adjustable. I'll add a pic.

There is an error on their server. I don't have Tim's email as I usually contact him through the forum proper.


Dave Hodson said...

Hi Dan

That's very impressive - great work.

ㅁㅁ said...

Could you mark it in mm instead of inches?

We don't use inches here.

I'm poor, so I have to make it myself.
I beg you.

D. Comeau said...


One can improve any situation by using one's mind. 25.4 mm = 1 inch. I am Canadian which is officially metric, but my materials supply here are Imperial and my American friends use the old measure of inches.

All the best,


Johan Nel said...

Hi Dan,
This is very exciting to see, thanks for sharing.
Based on the reference to measurements, is there diagrams/plans available somewhere for this build?

Johan Nel

D. Comeau said...


As of now, there are no plans up. I am in the process of making some drawings for it.