View Full Version : Pyroceram platen liners


Knifemaker01
06-12-2002, 01:09 PM
I am keeping the following sizes in stock, and can get most any size custom cut for an additional $2.per sq. in..

2X6in. $20.
2X7in. $24.
2X8in. $28.
2X9in. $32.

Prices include free shipping. Thanks.

Stephen L. Pryor
HCR1. Box 1445
Boss, MO. 65440
www.stevescutlery.com (http://www.stevescutlery.com)
573-626-4838

StevePryor
07-05-2002, 10:48 AM
While I don't know what the best way is to attach the pyroceram to the existing platen I can say what has worked for me and others. I attached mine with Devcon 2 ton epoxy, and I know of others using anything from that to 5min. epoxy, JB weld, Zap-A-Gap, and even silicone. I even heard of one trying two sided tape but I believe that failed. Much may depend on how hard one tends to lean on the grinder...?
Good luck with it, and please let us know what methods have worked for you. Thanks.

StevePryor
09-19-2002, 06:08 PM
We are getting a few inquiries wondering if we still supply the pyroceram. Yes we are still supplying this material and try to keep the 2X6, 7, 8, and 9in. in stock, and can get most any size cut Thanks all.

Ray Rogers
12-06-2002, 06:57 PM
I have two grinders and both have the pyroceram on the platten, one is 7" and the other 9". Both are attached with 2" wide double sided carpet tape and have been in use for many years.

The secret to making the tape work is to put a small foot across the bottom of the platen so that the glass cannot slide off over time. All I did was pin a small piece of steel to the bottom of the platen.

The benefit of using the tape is that the glass is fairly easy to replace if you should happen to break it.

The glass may be a little too long after you put the foot on the platen so you can either use a 7" glass on a 9" platen, have the platen cut a half inch shorter when you order it, or simply use the grinder to grind it down (which is what I did)....

StevePryor
12-06-2002, 08:20 PM
Good idea Ray...and may even help keep the static to a minimum by having the metal lip closer to the belt..? Thanks.

Steve Milliet
01-15-2003, 10:22 PM
what is pyroceram used for? if i'm right, i've heard it takes the bumps out of the platen when flat grinding????

StevePryor
01-15-2003, 10:51 PM
Yes, some say it takes out the bump, runs slicker thereby reducing drag and heat which ultimately saves the bearings on the idler wheels, and extends belt life. Also is extremely flat which makes for some very nice flat grinds, and more durable than most any other platen available.
Maybe some of the others will add benifits they've found by converting to this material.

Chris Daigle
01-16-2003, 08:05 AM
To answer Steve Milliet, and I've had only limited use with mine, but I've found that it helps A LOT with plunge cuts (nice sharp and straight). Also, I've used it for flattening/tapering, and it doesn't transfer heat like a metal platen. :D

And mine is attached with two ton epoxy gell.

Chris

Steve Milliet
01-16-2003, 09:55 AM
OK ya'll- i'm confused, yeah.

does the pyroceram take the place of the steel platen or attach to it??????????????? jus' so ya know, i've got a 2x72 Coote grinder.

StevePryor
01-16-2003, 10:41 AM
Yes, it just sticks to the original platen. That was the original intent, to make a platen *liner* that was more durable than any other known to me. The other benefits were just pleasant surprises.:)

Michael Sanchez
01-16-2003, 02:22 PM
Steve,

have you been following the thread on hollowgrinding on the platen? I was wondering if there is a way to form the liners to what ever radius someone need :confused:

Mike

StevePryor
01-16-2003, 02:59 PM
I'm been looking into that, and have been working on it quite a bit in the last few weeks. Right now I'm looking at several different materials and am narrowing down options. I hope to be making an offering very soon.
Depending on the outcome of my research, we may e able to offer a variety of diameter', but may have to just have some somewhat 'standard' sizes available.

What diameter wheel would most be interested in?

combs6136
01-19-2003, 12:04 PM
I would be interested in a 10 in..............carl