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    Don't ya just love getting a new tool!? I just had to share this. Yesterday my Proxxon LWE grinder grinder arrived, and My plan worked. I took my carbide bit from my Arbortech mini grinder, drilled it out to 3/16 and put it on the grinder--and it worked like a champ. Over the time I have had my arbortech mini grinder, I have replaced the belt (9.00 ea) 7 times, and it's getting kinda old. Plus it's a lot quieter, so wifey will still be able to hear Fraiser while Im in the basement grinding away. It has a gear driven head so even though the motor isn't as big, you aren't limited by the lttle rubber belt.
    I Cut It Six Times And It's Still Too Short!!!

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      Sorry Callynne, with all the hubbub I caused the first time---anyway, Im fine. Turns out it wasn't cancer at all, it was tuburculosos(sp). I had it, I fought it, I conquered it. It's calcified remains left a marble sized lump in my lung. Basically, If I ever have to use a steroid based medicine it could trigger the TB, but otherwise its harmless. thatnk you all for your concearn and prayers Lorax
      I Cut It Six Times And It's Still Too Short!!!

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        Yippety Skippety, Lorax!!! Thanks for letting us know that...we've been worried about you. Glad you're just fine.

        Teri

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          Lorax,
          I know you made everybody's holiday bright. :-* :-* :-*
          Take care of yourself Michele

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            Hi Lorax
            Since I am always looking for new Powertools please fill me in 'what is a Proxxon LWE grinder grinder'??????? Is it only available in U.S.?? and what did you have to do to fit it onto a grinder? Why did you have so much trouble with the belt? I had problems at the beginning but I put the belt on the wrong way and I have mine A G. now for 4 years.
            thanks for your answer in advance
            agkubas

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              lorax - as we say in Texas Awright

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              • #8
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                Or as we asy in da UP, 'Holy Wah!' good news, Lorax!

                Al

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                • #9
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                  Who said good things don't happen to good people.
                  [move]Congratulations Lorax[/move]

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                  • #10
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                    Hey, now THAT's cool...how did you do THAT, Jimmo?

                    Teri (computer idiot)

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                      Thanks for the great news.I've been wondering about the results of the test.
                      groozier
                      Lance Brooks


                      To GOD be the Glory,Amen.

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                          Agkubas

                          The LWE mini grinder Is made by a German company (Proxxon), so the should be available everywhere, but I got mine from Mountain Heritage Crafters ( WWW.MHC-online.com)

                          the Problem I had with my mini grider was that I bought one of the first kits that came out put it on my angle grinder, and I dont think it was a perfect match. I would hog into ssome wood, and the belt would get too much tension and snap. If your angle grinder is working fine then dont spend money you dont have to!

                          the LWE Grinder looks like a miniature angle grinder. The arbor is just a smidge bigger than the hole in a Arbortech cutting disk ( maybe a 1/16 or 1/32) so you have to drill it out to 3/16'. It has direct drive, so there is no belt to break. The motor is smaller (and quieter)_ than a angle grinder, but I havent noticed any less torque. Pplus it is variable speed.

                          I had this idea when the grinder first came out but didn't know if it would work. Then on the back inside cover of WCI there was an add for King Arthur tools with the 'percival' on the LWE grinder so I figured it was worth the try.
                          I Cut It Six Times And It's Still Too Short!!!

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                            That's GREAT NEWS Lorax!
                            COOOOOOOL!

                            Donna
                            Indiana USA&&http://pyrogite.tripod.com

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                              Thanks very much Lorax
                              I appreciate your detailed answer I certainly will look around ( since it is German too I was born in Germany many moons ago)
                              what else can you put on besides the grinding disks?? Sanding etc.?
                              Thanks again
                              agkubas

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