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8-10" contact wheel source?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Will52100, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Will52100

    Will52100

    Dec 4, 2001
    Not quite, a little over a 100$ less than a new one.
     
  2. jdm61

    jdm61 itinerant metal pounder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 12, 2005
    Well, thats better......:D
     
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  3. JTknives

    JTknives Blade Heat Treating www.jarodtodd.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    Will thy coat anything? I have a 20” wheel I’m wanting to coat. But could not decide on where to send it or if I could urathane coat it my self.
     
  4. kmf600

    kmf600

    92
    Jul 2, 2018
    I have one, no issues with it in an amateur shop
     
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  5. Josh Rider

    Josh Rider KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 2, 2014
    There were a few of us that bought contact wheels off of AliExpress.
    The one I bought was a 14” and it has been great. It’s softer than my kmg wheel and I had to purchase different sized bearings for the 1/2” bolt, but other than that, easy.
     
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  6. Stromberg Knives

    Stromberg Knives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    732
    Jan 3, 2015
    Yeah, I have a handful of the wheels from Aliexpress. They've all been great, no problems at all, neither with the ordering, the shipping or the use of them.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2019
  7. Volkert Forge

    Volkert Forge KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    115
    Nov 25, 2018
    I have 4 wheels from Aliexpress. They all run great.
     
  8. Will52100

    Will52100

    Dec 4, 2001
    Thanks, at the price Aliexpress has I'm willing to give them a try. When you said you have to buy new bearings, the ones on their site list 12.7mm installed, which is 1/2". I shouldn't have to change bearings with these, should I? The KMG uses 1/2" bolts.
     
  9. Volkert Forge

    Volkert Forge KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    115
    Nov 25, 2018
    Those bearings are good. they never use to have that option but now they do
     
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  10. Jesse Latham

    Jesse Latham

    602
    Jul 4, 2010
    You can order with no brgs. And specify the bore for standard brgs. Also hardiness.
     
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  11. 12345678910

    12345678910

    Jul 13, 2009
    https://www.contactrubber.com/recover-services/
    They do customs

    Aluminum hubs usually

    There is a size limit, but they sell a 30" wheel, so 20is probably within their limit.
     
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