Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Arbortech mini grinder

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Arbortech mini grinder

    Hi everyone,
    I am a novice power carver interested in using an Arbortech Mini Grinder. It looks safe and can
    do versatile work from sculpture to relief carving. I would like to hear from anyone who
    has used Arbortech tools though (including their Mini Grinder if possible) before I commit to purchasing.
    If you have an opinion on this or any advice on power carving, I'd like to hear it.
    Thanks
    Gloria

  • #2
    Re: Arbortech mini grinder

    Gloria,
    You are talking to someone that owns three Arbortech tools. I have the mini grinder, the power chisel and the big grinder. I have nothing bad to say about any of the tools. The mini grinder was the first one I purchased it sure removes a lot of wood in a hurry and I have never had it bind or catch it is super safe. What I would advise though is that you get the carbide blade for it if you are carving anything big or hard. I find that the harder the wood the better the minigrinder works. The large grinder is very powerful and can remove a lot of wood fast, it comes with the carbide tip.
    The Arbortech Chisel is a work horse and really is great for large carvings and that is mostly what I do I am a tree sculptor. I would caution you if you purchase the chisel that you are careful not to pry with it, it will snap the chisel. Arbortech are very good and will replace any chisel broken but it can take some time.
    Hope that I have been of some help to you if there are any other questions you need answered please dont hesitate to contact me
    Colin
    http://geocities.com/partridge_ch

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Arbortech mini grinder

      I defer to Colin's experience here but I have been considering the same purchase and it was sugested that I buy the mini-grinder with the grinder attatched. I guess it can be a bear to set up. I'm great at passing on hear say .

      Dave

      Comment

      Unconfigured Ad Widget

      Collapse

      Latest Topics

      Collapse

      • Rolf
        Reply to New Toy!
        by Rolf
        Quartz I only bought the air filter, That same model is sold by many distributors, I see Grizzly has it and several others. I was going to build one but this thing works great. I will get a charcoal filter for it also. Great when doing Pyrography. They also had a Pfingst brand flex shaft tool I haven't...
        Today, 07:50 AM
      • NC Scroller
        Reply to New Toy!
        by NC Scroller
        Nice score!
        Today, 06:16 AM
      • Quartz43
        Reply to New Toy!
        by Quartz43
        Wow...nice Foredom tool.
        Today, 06:08 AM
      • will8989
        Reply to EX dust collection holes screwed up a project.!
        by will8989
        Carole, only you would cut sprinkles on a scrollsaw. I would probably use rice and stain it. I just gave up replacing my insert. Its worn, but works for what I need. I do sand it to make sure there are no burrs sticking up to scratch the wood. I will be trying the new contact paper when mine runs...
        Yesterday, 08:16 PM
      • will8989
        Reply to Shawl pins
        by will8989
        Thick hair would need a larger opening, thinner hair would require a smaller opening to stay in place. The one being shown in the utube would probably work for thicker hair. They look way better than a pencil or dowel! That elephant sure is cute in her hair!.
        Yesterday, 08:09 PM
      Working...
      X