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Old 02-17-2019, 03:05 PM
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Hi Carl! (it's Chris... not Dave )
I don't have the luxury of a shop (yet) so I'm set up in living quarters. Because of this, I fully clean everything just about daily. Haven't had any issues with the window or sill and I can't really set up a guard or backsplash because I fill that window with 4 powerful fans when I'm running the grinder which do a good job of drawing out the dust and all.
I use the platen quite a bit when grinding bevels, squaring spines, some scale work, and generally grinding small surfaces that need to be flat. Also helpful to me for getting dovetail bolsters and things of that nature to fit correctly. I should just commit a ratchet with a short extension to that instead of the gear wrench.
Good solid advice on the renegade sparks, I'm very aware and definitely have a spray bottle hanging nearby.


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Old 02-18-2019, 06:12 AM
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Sorry 'bout that.....want to see my AARP card? Says I can forget anything (and I'm getting a lot of practice in).
Most makers I know use their platens constantly. I used my first home-built grinder for years without one and taught myself just using a 10" wheel. That was back when I did stock removal. Once I got serious about forging my blades having a platen came even less important. Then, after about 35 yrs. of abuse my old home-built's bearings got sloppy. Lucked out and bought out another maker's shop and wound up with a practically brand new KMG with all the fixins including a great platen w/glass. I still experiment with it from time to time but just don't use it much at all except when rough flattening handle material as you mentioned - old dog thing.
Wish I had a window that near my grinder for the light alone, but sounds like you got it working for you ventilation wise (I have a vac system). Sparks issue is one of those things one wants to learn early for sure.
At least now you have something fun to do while you wait for the spring (summer) thaw out there.


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Old 03-21-2019, 06:01 AM
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Sorry, I should have searched the archives 'before' I posted this. All signs point to 8" as being the most logical contact wheel to start with. I may purchase a 10" later if I feel the need. PhenQ | https://phenq-reviews.com
I just ordered the 3-Speed KMG-8 with platen attachment (1.5hp 110V) and Switch Kit. Total was under $1.8K so I am still under budget! Looking forward to learning and progressing with this tool.
Its can easily be define you can check the mate into those switch kit
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