Choosing the Right Attachments for the Pro V2 Belt Grinder
If you’re in the market for a new belt grinder and knifemaking attachments, you likely already know that Claryx Metal Works offers a wide variety of attachments to make your grinding, sanding, and polishing tasks even more efficient and effective. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know which attachments are right for you. In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the most popular Claryx Metal Works attachments for the Pro v2 Belt Grinder and help you determine which ones will best suit your needs.
When you purchase a Claryx Metal Works Pro V2 Belt Grinder, it comes standard with a flat platen and an adjustable work rest. These attachments are ideal for flat grinds, chisel grinds, general grinding and sanding tasks, and will be always useful in a variety of applications.
Small Wheels Attachment:
The Small Wheels Package is an essential attachment for any professional or hobbyist knifemaker looking to expand their capabilities. The package includes 6 small diameter rubber wheels designed to help you profile small radiuses, grind in tight corners, make perfect bolsters and add textures to blades or handles. The rubberized small wheels allow you to access hard-to-reach areas and achieve a smooth grinds that would otherwise be difficult or impossible with steel ones. Whether you are creating custom knives, working on metal sculptures, or simply refining your metalworking skills, the Small Wheels Package is a must-have tool.
Hollow grind knives are ideal for slicing through thin, soft materials. However, they are not suitable for thicker, harder materials. Historically, hollow grind blades were commonly found in straight razors and scissors. Nowadays, this blade type is primarily used in hunting and outdoor knives, as well as kitchen cutlery.
Claryx Metal Works offers high-quality contact wheels that are essential for hollow grinding knives and blades. The wheels are available in a range of sizes, including 150mm, 200mm, 250mm, 290mm, 340mm, 420mm, and 500mm in diameter. If you’re not sure which size is right for you, we recommend going with a mid-sized wheel like a 250mm or 290mm wheel. This will give you the versatility to tackle a range of grinding projects. You can also order more wheels at a later stage when you have the need for.
Whether you’re working on large or small blades, Claryx Metal Works contact wheels will provide the stability and control you need to achieve professional results. So, if you’re looking to elevate your knifemaking game, make sure you have the right contact wheels for the job.
Rotary Platen Attachment:
The convex grind is popular choice for axes, machetes, bolos, kukris, bushcraft knives and more. Convex grinds are characterized by a rounded edge that gradually tapers to the sharp point, creating a strong and durable edge ideal for chopping and heavy-duty tasks.
The Claryx Metal Works Rotary Platen is a vital tool for convex grinding, featuring a durable, rubber belt that rotates around four grooved wheels, which provides variable support for the abrasive belt. The wheels keep the belt steady and prevent side-to-side movement, allowing the abrasive belt to be guided precisely. The platen has adjustable spacing between its four wheels, enabling it to be rotated to any desired position around the spindle. The support provided by each side varies, with longer spans providing less support. The tension of the flexible belt can be adjusted to personal preference.
If you are looking into improving your convex grinds, the rotary platen attachment is the tool you need.
Radius Platen Attachment:
If you want to achieve huge radius hollow grinds, far beyond the biggest contact wheel you can fit on any belt grinding machine, The Radius Platen is a must-have tool for simulating the hollow grind of a 58″ contact wheel. With a hardened curved plate made from 1045 steel, it is designed to withstand heavy grinding. It also features watercooling, which not only prevents overheating but also extends the life of the platen. It is crucial to connect the platen to a water cooling system, as without it, the generated friction and heat can significantly shorten the life of the plate. Attaching a low flow cooling system is easy and will efficiently take away the heat.
The Pro V2 Essentials Package
The Pro V2 Belt Grinder Essentials Package includes in our opinion the most used attachments and is a great starter kit for anyone looking to enter the world of belt grinding. With this package, you will receive all the essential attachments to get you going. It includes the standard for the Pro v2 Belt Grinder Flat Platen, The small wheels package, a 290mm contact wheel as well as our versatile work bench.
One of the great things about the Claryx Metal Works Belt Grinders is that they are modular, so you can always expand your collection of attachments at any stage. Having a range of attachments and contact wheel sizes on hand will allow you to tackle a wider range of grinding projects with ease. Be sure to consider the tasks you’ll be using your belt grinder for when choosing your attachments, and you’ll be sure to get the most out of your machine.
Get in touch:
Subscribe to The Weekly Grind Newsletter and stay up to date!
CLARYX METAL WORKS