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Old 05-19-2018, 05:49 AM
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Chinese belt grinder for cheap?

Hello everyone!

These are available since some time now, but there aren't really a lof of opinions on it available. Does someone have a unit like this, or know someone who owns one? I found two australian gentlemen who bought it, and both were really pleased with it, and two 5 star ratings on ali. What surprises me that the only opinions I found were positive, and no negatives till now. They use big sealed Japanese made NSK bearings, the sheet metal looks like 1/2" or thicker, has a gas spring, seems well built and thought out, etc. So it doesn't look like typical Chinese junk.

I am talking about this one, lots of sellers have them though:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/32...74bd2e0efHb14J



For about 950$ delivered I would get a unit with 2hp motor, VFD, 12" contact wheel, platen attachment, and small wheel attachment with two small (1", 1.6") wheels. Locally I can't even get the materials to make one similar for this price, not to speak about time involved and labour costs.

So if someone has some kind of info on these, than please don't hold back!

PS: I know, buying anything Chinese can be hit or miss, that's why I am asking if someone has more info than myself. For the price, this unit is even than really nice if it needs some tuning before use.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:24 PM
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Be careful, this url is for the 2hp motor but comes with the KBAC 24D VFD. The KBAC 24D is only for 1 hp max. The VFD that they show near the bottom is not of a KBAC 24D.

Check out the DVDs page and Grinders page on www.WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith.com.

Let me know if I can help you

Wayne

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/BELT...ceBeautifyAB=0


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Old 10-08-2018, 10:43 AM
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Looks great, but can you trust a company that shows pictures of their product with the belt installed backward??
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:58 PM
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They still put the arrows on the belts, even though it makes no difference now. The direction of travel of the belt was important back when belts were joined with lap joints. Now days belts are joined with butt joints and thin tape.
I have heard comments that the reason that they still put the arrows on the belts is that when anyone complains that their belts are breaking the company will ask which direction were the arrows pointing? When the customer says "I don't know." the company has an excuse to deny any responsibility. This may not be a big deal for the cost of the belt but if the customer was somehow injured it is a convenient way to deny liability.

Let me know if I can help you.

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