Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Earlier this week I recieved my Northridge Tool grinder to replace my KMG. Initially I was going to do some replace some wheels and maybe make the KMG direct drive but after some shitty customer service like demanding a minimum order of $1000 for international orders and really long time between answering emails if I even got one. What is so difficult at throwing some wheels and a couple of bearings in a small box and send them off? I am going to say it: Beaumonts customer service is non existant..... Anyway...After researching grinders for months and using a TW90 and Wilmont from friends wich are certainly very good machines I decided on a Northridge based on the information I found on their website, from friends that own one or have used them and a few emails sent back and forth with George, the owner of Northridge. George is to the point and clear in his answers and comments, I like that. George suggested he made me some longer toolarms to work better with the 2"x 80" belts I use and after a little while the whole package was delivered. After a bit of assembling it was very clear that these machines are made to very tight tolerances wich showed in the effortless fitting of on part to the other. During unpacking and assmbling I got more and more pleased with the whole deal. Motor and VFD come prewired, even for my different dutch voltage and frequency. By the time I flipped the switch I was smiling from ear to ear. I even had handsfull of leftover parts like bearings, extra wheels and other stuff he sent with it because I am so far away and might need them sometime!! I gave it a testdrive and am still have a big grin on my face. Virtually no vibration, strong motor and no stuff rattling off my workbench like with the KMG. I was planning to keep them both but I am not going to ride a bucking horse when i have a smooth ride standing next to it so the KMG is already sold. I will update this thread as I go and have some more things to share.