The “Dino” model PF 12v grinder is a versatile bandsaw blade sharpener capable of sharpening blades from 19 to 90mm (3/4″ to 3.5″) in width with tooth pitches from 8 to 38mm (5/16″ to 1 1/2″). In order to maintain your blades aat optimum efficiency, it should be used in conjunction with the “Dino” Automatic Setting Machine.
Bandsaw blades suffer immense stresses as they are continually flexing as they travel around the band wheels. Minute cracks in the gullet bottoms are easily caused through such flexing, as well as the teeth being pulled back. Careful maintenance by keeping them sharpened and gummed out is critical, not just to keep the cutting edge keen, but equally, to remove these cracks before they develop into serious problems.
Sharpening has a specific purpose, the goal of sharpening is to remove the minimum amount of material over the whole tooth profile, while refreshing the cutting faces and maintaining a good tooth shape. A bad shape can result in premature gullet cracking and inefficient cutting. Try to maintain smooth contours throughout the tooth profile to minimise stress raisers. Most, but not all, commercially available bandsaw blades have a “good” tooth shape.
Read these instructions thoroughly before using the grinder. It’s essential to make all major adjustments with the motor switched off. Do not run the grinder motor when initially setting up. This will minimise errors and unintentional damage to blades. SAFETY NOTICE: ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY VISOR AND DUST MASK WHEN USING THIS GRINDER!
Included with the machine are the following tools and accessories:
- 1×2.5mm Hexagonal Key (Allen Key)-Bevel Head Only
- 1x 3mm Hexagonal Key (Allen Key)
- 1x 4mm Hexagonal Key (Allen Key)
- 1x 5mm Hexagonal Key (Allen Key)-Bevel Head Only
- 1x 10-13mm spanner
- 1x Tube Spanner dog end (optional Bevel Hd)
- 1x 125mmø Grinding Wheel
- 1x Grinding Wheel Dressing Stick
- 1x AC Power Supply (Optional)
- 1x Blade Support Frame
- 3×3 Telescoping Legs
- 3×3 Telescoping Arms + Blade support posts
- 1x Power Supply Support Bracket (Optional)
- 1x Magnet
- 1x Clear protection screen
- Model # RB12VAP – Automatic MSA Bandsaw Sharpener – Includes:
- 1 x Automatic Sharpening Machine (Straight & Bevel tooth Sharpening)
- Automatic Shut Off
- 1 x Tripod mounting Stand
- 1 x 110/240 vac to 12 vdc converter
- 1 x Resinoid Grinding Wheel
- 1 x Set Tools & Dressing Stone 1 x Written Instruction Manual 1 x CD Rom instruction Manuall