KMG-1 Grinder


This is my KMG-1 grinder, designed and constructed by Rob Frink at Beaumont Metal Works. I have outfitted it with a 2HP DC Dayton motor and Minarik Controller. I found the motor, sheaves and heat sink for the controller at my local scrap yard, for almost as cheap as dirt. The controller I purchased second hand from Roy Store, an industrial equipment reseller. You can’t quite make it out in the photo, but there is a switch on the wall to the left of the grinder motor for my dust evacuator that sits on the other side of the wall. I can’t say too many good things about this machine. It is VERY solid, simply constructed and easy to upgrade/modify, all at a very reasonable price. I also enjoy purchasing tools from an individual who makes them, as opposed to another big company.

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Jarrod Quilty August 22, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Hi Brome, I’m new to knife making & having a lot of fun doing it but i am having trouble finding a good belt grinder & knife making materials like nickel silver & brass for large pommels etc, hoping you might know where i could get these things. I live in Phillip Island Victoria thank you. Jarrod


Brome January 4, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I would try the following resources:

There are many more, but that should give you a start!


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