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Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Llywelyn, Jan 19, 2008.

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  1. Llywelyn

    Llywelyn Member

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    Hey everyone,


    I am looking at getting back into knife making. I am hoping to combine hand forging and grinding methods. From some reading I have been doing a number of people seem to recomend the Bader BM2 belt sander. But I can't seem to find anyplace to purchase such a beast. Anyone have any ideas?

    Do any other knife makers out there want to comment on their grinding rigs?


    Llywelyn
     
  2. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    According to the makers around here the top grinder is a KMG from Beaumont Metal Works.

    Baders are in a lot of knifemaker's shops and are available from Texas Knifemaker's Supply.
     
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    Your name intrigues me as my last name is Llewellyn. :)

    I have a Bader B3 and love it. KMG's are great, as are Hardcore and Dozier grinders. Rob Frink at Beaumont can set you up with a lot of neat stuff!

    Pop's Knife Supply also sells Bader machines.
     
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    http://www.stephenbader.com/

    also try Pops Knife Supply...
    http://www.popsknifesupplies.com/grinder.html

    just for reference , a variable speed Bader with a basic set up will run you around $1800 - $2000. If I can recall , my Bader 3 cost me right around $2200 with 8" contact wheel , 5" contact wheel , flat platen setup , spare tooling arms , and a fork tip setup with 3 different size wheels.
    While variable speed is not 100 % needed , after you use it , you will not regret spending the $$$ for it.

    You can get by with step pulleys though.

    Give Rob Frink a call , he is a great guy to deal with , service after the fact has him at the top of the recommended lists !!

    The KMG is an equal to the Bader in my opinion .
     
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