Aloha RPS crew this is Jeff from Hawaii. This is long overdue, but as promised my care package for you guys to enjoy. Thanks again for getting my package to me. I am slowly learning and enjoying making knives with your machine. I have not had any issues with this machine. I love it. Looking forward to purchasing your small wheel attachment in the near future. As for now I'm making things work, and again Mahalos / Thank you. Hope you guys enjoy these Island snacks and coffee.
-Jefferson Zapata, @JZknives
I had been looking and comparing 2×72 belt grinders for months. I looked at grinders by Bader, Travis Wuertz, AMK Tactical, Reeder Products, Northridge Tool, and many others. I liked Reeder the best based on overall value. It seemed like you get a lot of grinder for a very reasonable price. Two things kept holding me back, the hinges, and the all aluminum construction.
I ended up taking the ABS blade-smithing class in Arkansas, and lo and behold one of the grinders available for us to use was the Reeder Products 2×72 belt grinder. The coolest thing was that there were grinders there from Bader, KMG, Uncle Al’s, and Burr King. So
not only did I get the use the Reeder, I got to compare it to a bunch of other grinders. For me the Reeder was the hands down winner. Silk smooth, perfect tracking adjustments,
and super simple to operate. The machine was very stable and vibration free. So much for being worried about hinges and aluminum construction.
After returning home from the class I placed my order for the Reeder Grinder. I already had the motor and the VFD so I purchased the base unit with the 5″ drive wheel and the two 2″ platen wheels. It comes with a flat platen, work rest, 2 tooling arms, and of course the grinder. I also ordered the knife sharpening attachment and the hollow grind fixture. The site says that it will take several weeks for delivery, but I got mine in about a week and a half.
Setup was super easy, however I would recommend buying the stand for it if you want to use the grinder in the horizontal position. I had to cut a hole in my workbench. The
grinder runs quite well on the 1.5 HP motor that I had purchased on EBAY. It handles
everything that I need it to. One of the really cool things that you can do with this grinder is run it in reverse for sharpening knives. The knife sharpener attachment works well and the tracking wheel has two different adjustment points to allow the belt to track properly when running in reverse. The guys at Reeder have really put a lot of thought and engineering into this product. It’s not just a copy of every other grinder.
After owning the grinder for almost a year now the aluminum construction has actually
become a benefit. No RUST!, and the lighter weight of the aluminum accessories makes a
difference after long hours of grinding.
All in all a great 2×72 belt grinder and a great value. I just ordered the rotary platen and the surface grinder attachment, I will update the article when I have some feedback for you. http://kenaveryknives.com/review-of-the-reeder-products-2x72-belt-grinder/
Just wanted to let you know how satisfied I am with your grinder. I have been using it for over a year now, and have built 7 knives with it so far. Using the flat platen for flat grinding.
Just recently ordered a 8" wheel and will be hollow grinding also. I like the ease of belt changing, faster than my wilton grinder. The smooth vibration free operation is pleasant.
Saving up for the surface grinding attachment, hopefully this year, this will help on my damascus billets after forging tremendously. Sending a few pictures of knives built on the Reeder Grinder. One a stainless san mai, and the other a twisted damascus hunter. Thanks again for a great product.
I received my grinder on Monday. WOW! I am not an impulse buyer, I do my homework before any purchase. I was getting to my final pick when I found your product. You captured all of the best of the best. Then you added your expertise, quite obvious. The proof of what I am describing shown 10 X when I opened the box and saw the effort you put in protecting your product for shipping. Your focus on detail is "OVER THE TOP! I couldn't have ask for better customer service. Good Luck on future sales. DS
This machine we got from Don is a solid, functional machine. We got ours several months ago, and I must say, it completely surpassed and exceeded our expectations! We already knew that it was extremely innovative and highly functional, but we had not even scratched the surface with all of the features it had in the beginning. After using the machine for several months, we have come to realize, that it's functionality is WAY BEYOND anything else we have seen or used! Awesome job Don!!! RR
If you like precision well crafted equipment shop here. If you want equipment that's in a plane that no others come close to, shop here. No reason to really look at others just look and you will see. I have metal cutting bandsaw, welder, mill, drill press would have spent more money making one than I paid. CK
You will not find a better machine than these. These are by far the best. Not only are the grinders top of the line but so is the customer service. No other company offers this level of quality, attachments and customer service for this price point. Plus, they have videos to aid in the setup and plans/diagrams for a work table that is a very easy build. I never write reviews so I hope that shows how much I recommend Reeder Products. CC
Making beautiful knives with your wonderful machine! SH
Hey guys . Id like to express my thanks for the fast delivery of your superior product and like you to know that I love it . Also thanks for the help with my wireing issue. Everything works flawlessly . SM
Thank you for offering a great product. HN
This is a very nice piece of equipment and I’m a Mechanical Engineer so that is a compliment, your customer service is the very best I’ve experienced on the Web. KV