View Full Version : I need a 2 X 72

02-02-2001, 11:24 AM
I am looking for a 2 X 72 grinder in the Ontario Canada area. I don't particularily care if it works or not. I can figure out how to mount a new motor if necessary. Location and price are the main considerations. Anything with in a 4 hour drive of Toronto is acceptable. Hope this is the right forum for this if not please delete.

02-02-2001, 01:29 PM
Steve by the sounds of it your looking for a used grinder??,
If your looking For a NEW one though Jim Downie in Port Franks sells BEE grinders. (

BTW how was the Wolverine show??

Don Cowles
02-02-2001, 03:00 PM
...or you can order a Coote (US$333?), have it shipped to me, and pick it up in Detroit...

02-14-2001, 10:26 PM
Does anyone have a picture of a "Coote" grinder ? Also , has anyone bought a 2x72 from Beaumont Machine Works ? How do you like it?

03-04-2001, 06:14 PM
I just saw a 2 X 72 grinder made in Midland Michigan in the newest issue of Blade. Base price is $500. Not bad!

Kevin Miller
09-06-2001, 02:58 AM
Mondt - I believe the grinder in Midland is made by Log Cabin Forge by Stan Parsons. I called him last night for a catalogue. His number is 517-631-5744.

vdkknives - I am also looking for a new grinder. Did you check out Rob Frinks KMG-1? Look here! (

09-06-2001, 02:11 PM
Welcome to the forums Kevin. We're glad to have you. I took a look at your web site. I see you've been doing kit knives. Looks like you're doing pretty good on the fit and finish work. That's the hard part.

So you're ready to start making them from scratch? Well, you're in the right place. There's lots of friendly folks around here who will be glad to help.

Don Cowles
09-06-2001, 03:13 PM
Welcome aboard, Kevin- glad to have you with us. Stop down for a visit some time!

Kevin Miller
09-06-2001, 09:30 PM
Thanks for the welcome Don and Terry!

Don - I will take you up on your invitation if I can sneak away from the family for an afternoon :rolleyes:

09-07-2001, 12:54 PM
I just shipped a big honkin' 14" KMG1 to the Toronto Area last month.

The North American Free Trade agreement makes its very easy to do business across the US, Candian, and Mexican borders. UPS offers a Canadian delivery service that is very reasonable also.

Take Care,
Rob Frink

Kevin Miller
09-07-2001, 01:10 PM
That may be so Rob, but what sucks is the brokerage and handling fee from customs.

I prefer to have stuff shipped to Port Huron just accross the border from me and import it myself. But I suppose the fees may be ok if you live far from the border.

09-07-2001, 03:20 PM
Mr . Frink if you dont mind me asking, How much did it cost to get that grinder to Toronto?

09-07-2001, 04:10 PM
Eric, the shipping charges for the 14" grinder and accessories came to $109. The total weight was about 160 lbs and I sent 2 packages.

Bummer to hear about those fees.
I spoke to several federal offices such as: US Customs, Imigration, The Censes Dept, Dept of taxation...bla bla bla...and after being on hold for a few hours and transferred about 100 times.... it was carefully explained to me that under NAFTA, there are no brokerage charges or customs fees for most products of NAFTA origin. I submitted a "certificate of origin" form and the product was classified/catagorized very specifically. On my end, it was relatively painless and UPS made it very convienient. I really don't know what happens on the other end though...and now I'm a bit discouraged.

Do you have anymore info?

Take Care,

09-08-2001, 01:38 AM
I was in need of a grinder and lived in the States..I would not think twice about getting on of your grinders Rob!

Kevin Miller
09-09-2001, 06:25 AM
Here's some info - ( ( (

I think you should be aking Canada Customs as I believe the fees are charged on our side.
Try this ( - try calling this number 1-800-267-8376.

Hope this helps.

09-09-2001, 04:30 PM
Kevin, In reply to your PM,

I use a 2x48" beltsander available in Canada at KBC tools ( )
I think it was around 300$ It has the 2x48" on one side and a hard wheel grinder on the other.
It is only good for flat grinding because the drive wheel is crowned and the motor gets in the way anyhow. It has still payed for it self so I guess I cant complain.

Rob, that does not sound that bad as long as there are not too many Canadian Customs charges. thank you.

When it comes time for a new Grinder yours are going to be highly considered.


11-29-2001, 07:53 PM
Check out great price on a new 2x72

norman coote
03-16-2002, 04:11 PM
If you'll send your name/address to me at I'll be glad to
send a brochure with photo of my grinder, which is an excellent machine.

N. E. Coote

C L Wilkins
03-16-2002, 05:22 PM
I would like to add your name and info in the Suppliers list. Please send me an email.