Grizzly   |  Model: G1015
Knife Belt Sander / Buffer
Price: $525.00
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Grizzly G1015 - Knife Belt Sander / Buffer

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Although we call this a "Knife Belt Sander," it actually does much more than grind and sharpen knives; it has many different woodworking uses. Auxiliary arbor accepts buffing wheels, sanding drums or flap wheels. Belt can be changed in seconds with quick-release mechanism. Belt arm can be fully tilted. Without a doubt, this is the best knife belt sander around!


  • Motor: 1 HP, 110V, single-phase, 14A
  • Motor speed: 1725 RPM
  • Belt size: 2" x 72"–76" range
  • Belt speed: 3600 FPM
  • Left arbor: 8-1/2" extension with 5/8" arbor
  • Height with belt arm horizontal: 11-1/2"
  • Height with belt arm vertical: 39"
  • 8" dia. sanding wheel
  • Overall width: 29-1/2"
  • Cast iron body
  • All ball bearing construction
  • Approximate shipping weight: 113 lbs.

Buffing wheel not included.

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52 Customer Reviews (4.6 out of 5 stars): Sign in to write a review

Great grinder...a game changer in my knife business...excellent
5/ 5stars

Great product...this grinder is a game changer in my knife business

5/ 5stars

It's a great unit, and a really nice addition to the shop

Highly recomend great tool
5/ 5stars

I love It, not as versatile as I would like but for the price A+

Great for the money
4/ 5stars

my father bought this machine over 20 years ago (todays date 10/10/2017) i now use it to make knives, its a little rough around the edges but still doing its job. here are some of the knives i have made with this machine and what it looks like after 20 years. i have put the 10" wheel on it

5/ 5stars

I've had it about a month now. Made one knife and used it for other metal projects. I love it.

Ok but only ok.
5/ 5stars

Motor seems solid and the parts look good but you will be disappointed. The instructions for assembly must've been written one time and never updated because they had missing steps for my assembly. Also the cast iron cracked when trying to put the arm on the motor. .... I am upset at the cost to value ratio of this product and wouldn't buy again.

5/ 5stars

After assembly and getting used to ajusting, it is an excellent sander for fast material removal. Buffer has great success do to the speed and power of the motor. Finally, excellent for preparing parts for assembly.

Nice Machine!
4/ 5stars

Great Product. The set-up was quick and easy. This machine really removes metal quickly. Belt tracking can be a little tricky.

3/ 5stars

Purchased this about a month ago. The switch knob was broken off when I received it so they sent me another switch.
A few days ago it started shutting off intermittently then yesterday it shut down and would not turn back on.
Popped the On/Off switch out and one of the terminals had almost melted.
Contacted Grizzly to send me another switch today.

I love this grinder with the exception of the switch issues.

5/ 5stars

I was given this machine as a gift from my father-in-law about 2 years ago. I'm a hobbyist knife maker and use this for every knife. It does have its limitations but for a entry level professional knife grinder it is great. These along with many others were done on this machine.

4/ 5stars

I'm still getting used to this machine as I've only used it a few times since buying it, but it's a beast. So far I love it.

Fantastic grinder
5/ 5stars

I've been using a harbor freight 1x30 to make knives for the past couple years and just purchased the grizzly. I'm very happy with it. I'm able to grind the bevels on a blade in 20 minutes compared to an hour or more with the little one. If I could change one thing I would like a variable speed motor but for the price it's a great grinder. I would definitely recommend this for a knife maker

You get what you pay for
4/ 5stars

A recent purchase and truly haven't been able to use it long enough to give a truely good review. I have purchased Grizzly products in the past and like the quality for the home or serious hobby user. I received my grinder, which I'm exclusively using for knife making and it was a fairly simple build out of the box. Two things I had to finagle to fit it properly. Changing the location of the top pully to allow proper alignment and adding a few washers to a bolt the would seat to shallow to allow a tight fit for the tool rest. I've ground a few knives and am impressed so far. And a HUGE upgrade in quality of grind from my old 1x42.

Excellent belt Sander
5/ 5stars

It's a no frills get the job and keep working belt sander.

5/ 5stars

great product, glad i bought it, does its job as advertised

Great product
4/ 5stars

5/ 5stars

I bought this belt sander for knife making. It is very well made and worth every penny.

5/ 5stars

I really like the longer platen. It allows me to expand on the style of knives I can make. The grinder run quietly and efficiently. I'm very satisfied.

5/ 5stars

The grinder has done a very good job for me. I bought it to help make knives just as a hobby so I work with it when my back and rest of my body allows it. During set up I could not get the sanding belt to track right, after exhausting my efforts to correct this I called their technical department and they talked me thru the issue while I was on the phone and it didn't take but about 5 minutes, now that's Great service. I am recovering now from 2 cervical surgeries, will be glad to get back to some grinding therapy soon I hope.

Great product.
5/ 5stars

5/ 5stars

works great and i added 10 inch buffing wheel
very happy

Belt sander / buffer
5/ 5stars

Great product. Does take a little bit of time to plan out, mount and assemble the product. However, once assembled the product has fulfilled everything that I expected of the device.

4/ 5stars

Best knife grinder for $ , I have built about 1-dz knife's now & love it , had to extend the work-rest top for space for grinding jigs ti slide, the rest is very adjustable for the platen or wheel, I added glass on the platen face it's a must, the graphite sticker is trouble for flat grinds. All parts & Instructions were included and great , Tracking was touchy what i did that helped that the instructions did not indicate was i used a long metal straight edge on the side, from the bottom edge of contact wheel to the top edge of tracking wheel , i had to loosen the set screw on track wheel and slide it out so top and bottom all (4) edges lined up perfect and it tracks great, Ton's of power smooth and quiet. If there is one thing i would do different i would have ordered the 10" wheel vs the 8"

5/ 5stars

I use it in a small blacksmith shop Had it a few months now and absolutely love it it does everything I needed and more.

Awesome machine I love it.
5/ 5stars

I highly recommend this grinder. I used one of these for several years at work in a fabrication shop. After quitting work at the fabrication shop I searched online for a place to buy this machine with no luck. I didn't know the make or model I could only remember it said something along the lines of "knife grinder" on it. I happened to find it several years later by browsing through the Grizzly catalog. I highly recommend this machine to anyone doing almost any type of fabrication. I love this machine! Funny thing is I have never used it for is knife making. You cannot go wrong here.

Great machine for the money!
4/ 5stars

I bought this for knife making and am really happy with it. It does a great job. There is one thing I don't understand though. The plate that the sanding belt rests on has a semi-soft coating on it. It is hard, but if you sand in one spot or press in it leaves an imprint.

5/ 5stars

I purchased this item and waited about a month one a half before opening the box and when I did found the product it shifted inside during shipment and there were several parts that were damaged including one part that required me to have it taken out and welded just to be functional. Grizzly should work on a better packaging for their products and I should work on opening things a little bit sooner.

Professional grade machine.
5/ 5stars

This machine can hog some serious material. Fully adjustable platen, takes a buffing wheel on the other end too. You CAN NOT slow this machine down. If you're a knife maker, or just like to build stuff, whether its steel, or wood, this thing will turn anything into a pile of dust on the floor, and in a hurry too.

Very Happy
5/ 5stars

I had been using a smaller sander and I used it a lot. This sander just simply works great. Fast, quiet and powerful. It has cut my grind time in half. I highly recommend this product. I think it is well built and the price you pay for this sander is very reasonable.

Very Pleased
5/ 5stars

This machine is terrific. It set up easily, and tracks perfectly. The instructions are clear, but could use a step on aligning the idler wheel with the drive wheel, very easy. Shipping was very fast and UPS delivered to the door in 2 cartons.

Biult to last
4/ 5stars

Hey ,thanks for asking. I must say i am very pleased with my new belt sander/grinder. It is as heavy duty as advertised,easy set up and adjustments. It was missing a 5/8 nut for buffer and washers for adjustment arm, easily found at store. Overall I would buy it all over again. Customer service was great. Veryhappy with puchase

Awesome tool.
5/ 5stars

As a hobbyist trying to make a business, this tool has increased my productivity and quality. Very happy customer.

Awesome grinder
5/ 5stars

Super grinder! The thing rocks! Only wish would be an adjustable speed option.

This has changed the knife making game for me!
5/ 5stars

I have had this sander for about 5 weeks and it has cut down my sanding time even more then I thought it would! I Love it and it will be well used!

5/ 5stars

Very good machine I would an have recommended it to several people I know

Customer Review

I am communicating my complete satisfaction with the shipping, receiving, packaging, instruction directions, and operation. Job well done and a very good product!


Customer Review

The members of the KELGIN Knife Makers Co-op would like to share these photos of some knives we make on Grizzly's G1015, knife makers belt sander. We are all volunteers that teach and demonstrate knife making in an effort to preserve both the ancient and modern skills of our craft. After years of use by some of our members, we are glad to recommend the machine to EVERYONE who comes into the shop to learn! We are located in Sevierville, TN next to Smoky Mountain Knife Works and the National Knife Museum.

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