|Project by hardhead||posted 12-16-2011 10:25 PM||1891 views||7 times favorited||8 comments|
#1 Ok here goes. The Grinder turns in a counter clock wise motion if your standing facing the motor side of the unit. The belt should turn towards you if your standing in front of it. It turns about 3600 RPMS. You should use at least a two horse power motor so it wont slow down as you apply pressure to the unit The swival arm will rotate so you can use it as a slack belt, flat platen and use both ten and two inch wheels.
#2 The wheels came from Texas knife supply and the ten inch wheel came from Grizzley tools. You will have to put a bearing in the ten inch wheel. I used a steel flange bearing on both sides. The top arm is spring loaded so you will constant tension on the belt and it will self adjust as move the arm around. The bar that the arm attaches to is also adjustable in and out. The vertical arm also has a tracking adjustment. Also the idler pully and the drive pulley are crowned. I built everything you see except the stand and the pullies. If you have a machine shop you could make your own. They just have to be balanced well to handle the RPMS. Ive got about 400.00 Dollars in the unit.. Its not real pretty but it beats paying 2500.00 for a Burr King. Thanks for all the interest and post. If anyone has any improvement ideas please let me know. I am no shop geniouse.
#3 Ok the shop Air Cleaner is double filtered and the Intake of the squirrel cage should be pointed to the intake side of the box. I used a Air return vent from lowes for the intake side and just a plain vent for the exhaust side. It also has a filter behind it.
#4 The timer is a sixty Min timer. You will need to run your power feed into that first. When turn on the timer it will throw the current to the power switch and then to the motor. hope this helps you some. It does a very good job in the shop. It will hold a piece of paper on the intake side with no trouble.
Thanks a lot for looking and Happy holidays.