GRINDERS - KMG - The Knife Maker's Grinder
The KMG from Beaumont Metal Works is arguably the most famous knife making grinder in the world. Developed in consultation with untold numbers of makers from all corners of the craft, it serves well for the hobbiest, the production shop and all in between.
The modular design of the KMG offers everything you need and nothing you don't - all at top quality - reasonable price and in time proven design.
We sell the grinders both with and without motors. (ecept for the new TX model) The motors supplied by Beaumont are of very good quality and though a bit pricey - definitely represent the 'no hassle' choice. You can buy the 1 1/2 HP TEFC motor at Princess Auto for $299 cdn even when it isn't on sale. With the three step pulleys, you get speeds of 900, 1800 and 3600 surface feet per minute belt speeds. Pretty hard to beat that.
Now, if you won the lottery - and the three speed setup isn't good enough, you could get the VFD drive version - about $1500 on top of the grinder price. The "cadillac choice" is appreciated by many makers. No one has every been sorry they purchased a VS setup.
You can buy motors at electrical supply houses, or notably at places like Princess Auto very reasonably and in variety we could not possibly offer. Note that motors should be TEFC (totally enclosed fan cooled) because grinding dust eats motors in very short order. We do offer 3 step pulleys so you can have a very economical speed control option.
Canadian Knifemaker Supply Ltd is proud to be the approved distributor representing Beaumont Metal Works in Canada. Credit where it's due. The awesome pictures and much of the description are straight off the Beaumont Metal Works website, used here with much appreciated permission
Check out the selection. If it shows here, it be either in stock or on order. No exchange - No international shipping - no brokerage fees at the border. If you don't see what you want here. check out the manufacturer's website at www.beaumontmetalworks.com . Our best price offering to you will rely heavily on bringing in product in bulk. We can, of course special order, but prices will reflect accordingly.
The all-new KMG-TX – Tilting Extreme the Knife Making Grinder you’ve been dreaming of! With the same robust construction of the original KMG, the completely re-engineered KMG-TX takes your grinding to the next level! The 2×72 direct-drive grinder easily tilts from vertical position with a lever release and clicks securely into horizontal position and back again. The new KMG-TX features a ratcheting belt tension system, an all-new Axis Neutral Tracking system with a low wear steel tracking wheel, platen attachment wheels made of steel, smaller footprint. Works with ALL the classic KMG attachments including the Rotary Platen Attachment and Small Wheel Attachment. Runs on 110V or 220V AC — comes finished and pre-wired, nearly ready to plug in and GRIND! (you will need to connect the pre-wired motor cord to the VFD)
We took everything we’ve learned from 20 years of making the industry-leading Knifemaker’s belt grinder, and put it into the KMG-TX Tilting Extreme! Everything you love about classic Beaumont Metalworks design with every feature you’ve been wanting in your knifemaking grinder!
Including the Articulating Work Rest System for KMG-TX ! Eight components will allow you to create hundreds of combinations for every work support situation.
- KMG-10 with 10" contact wheel.
- Platen Attachment.
- Work rest.
- 1.5 hp motor
- 3 step pulley for motor.
- 3 step pulley for grinder.
- Drive belt.
- Base plate.
- Uses 2 X 72" belts.
- 3 ideal belt speeds of approx: 900, 1800, and 3600 ft/min.
The 1.5 hp motor can run on 110V or 220V AC.
Requires switch, cord and plug appropriate to your setup choices. (12V, 240V, plug or hardwire)
Beaumont's horizontal belt grinder - all tricked out wwith the 72" belt extension, the 4" rubber contact wheel drive wheel and the extra tool rest for that wheel. Variable speed. A dream for squaring and profiling.
EF-48 1HP VS
The EF-48 is Horizontal Belt grinder specifically designed for edge: sanding, grinding and finishing applications.
- Supplied with a 1.5" diameter contact wheel.
- Precision belt tracking.
- Horizontal platen for finishing flats and outside curves.
- Small wheel for finishing inside curves and complex contours.
- Quick belt changes.
- CNC Machined.
- Uses 2X48 belts or 2X72 with optional extension plate.
- Small wheels from 1/2" to 2" diameter.