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Old 11-17-2020, 02:43 PM
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dynafiles or something just like them

I bought my two dynafiles in 1987 from Dynabrade in Tonawanda NY and one died completely two years back and today the remaining one shows serious signs of giving up the ghost. I had each of these rebuilt twice, Neither can be rebuilt at this point. . The factory no longer supports them and has a new version made in China.
I really need to be able to chase inside bevels on most of my work and would be lost without the tool. Does anyone have recommendations of other manufacturers of the tool. I know Jordan referred to another at one point. Anyone else?
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Old 11-17-2020, 07:18 PM
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I posted one a wile back. I’ll see if I can’t find it
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$40.

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Why do you consider Dynafile to be preferable to the ones sold now? There are many electric ones? I have a much cheaper version of the Dynafile- air powered- but I had to remove the belt cushion on the arm and reduce the tension on the belt to get a more “soft” feeling

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Old 11-17-2020, 07:59 PM
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$40? That’s just a tad more than a decent case of beer here. When I was 19 I did a one year stint in a factory making cardboard boxes, waiting to be drafted for 7 months.
I bought a Flex angle grinder, I think it was a month salary- most expensive thing ever.
Later I bought a stereo, the Flex is still with me, the stereo is not.
That is a 44 year old grinder- real cheap
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Old 11-17-2020, 08:28 PM
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I know.. $40 is too expensive.

$30!!!!


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Ha ha! Great
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:35 AM
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The harbor freight one is an 18 inch. I have about two hundred 24 inch belts which fit the original tool. I prefer , but am not wedded to the pneumatic units. I found one used on ebay for 200 bucks and will likely do that. My process was /is brutal on the tool so a used one will likely last as lonf as the remainder of my career. The dynafile from the '80's was really a wonderful tool. It is simply no longer supported.
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Why do you consider Dynafile to be preferable to the ones sold now? There are many electric ones? I have a much cheaper version of the Dynafile- air powered- but I had to remove the belt cushion on the arm and reduce the tension on the belt to get a more “soft” feeling
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I also have a lot of arms for the original and they completely allow for the "softness" you allude to. I need that as well. The belts I currently have are both 1/2 and 1/4 inch wide and that too gives a lot of flexibility.

Also, I'm an old dog. These new tricks aren't suitable
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Old 11-18-2020, 04:04 PM
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and only 600+ dollars!

The arm in the picture is the one Michael said had no give, and no it doesn't. I have a lot of arms and the question would be whether they fit the newer file.
We really brutalized those things when we were in the heyday of making cut forms but that's just not the case now. A used one should last the remainder of my career and even 200 bucks seems like "Ouch".

What was also discouraging was that with all my older, brand new belts at a buck a piece, had their adhesive fail from just sitting. I had to buy a bunch more belts to make things again. a 500 belt in Aluminum oxide can't be had.
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While reading reviews on a bunch of these tools recently, I finally homed in on the Makita version. While I have no doubt that the Dynafile was the premier tool for decades, it seems that there were a lot of complaints about a downgrade in quality recently. More plastic parts, etc.

Blue brand seemed a potentially reasonable choice between HF and something that costs an arm and a leg. I have yet to try one out, though.
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I looked at Makita. It's 18 inch. Not long enough.
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Id buy the 200 dollar used one, if you have belts, all others are $500 plus.
There’s manufacturing companies that will make any belt size and any grit
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But when did money come into the equation? We just wanna blow glass
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But when did money come into the equation? We just wanna blow glass
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June 1977 at Heller Gallery. Peiser sold a vase for $3,500 dollars. As Fritz said "Money changed everything"
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