Industrial Woodcarver Troubleshooting
- The Industrial Woodcarver Blade fits most 4″ (100mm) and 4 1/2″ (115mm) angle grinders. However, when choosing an angle grinder to suit the blade, you should look for the following features:
- A metal guard that can be rotated and fixed to 45 degrees
- An auxiliary handle
- The on/off switch positioned on the top or side
- At least 550 Watts power
- 16mm (5/8″) or 22mm &/*”) spindle size
- Set the angle grinders original metal guard at approximately 45 degrees to the body of the grinder as in Diagram 1.
- Mount the Industrial to the grinder in the centre of the metal guard, using the washers provided where appropriate. Ensure that the Industrial Woodcarver will be rotating away from the user when in use.
- Fit the angle grinder’s auxiliary handle making sure that it is positioned on the right side of the grinder. Fixing the auxiliary handle on the wrong side of the grinder, Diagram 2, causes the disc to rotate in the wrong direction with subsequent loss of control and possible injury.
- Fit the Pro Guard using the fitting instructions provided with the packaging. Diagram 3.
For more information, please refer to the Instructions Manual section.
YES! If your angle grinder is an older model and only has one handle port, now is the time to invest in a new one.
· The Pro Guard is attached using the auxiliary handle port, which leaves one port left to attach the grinder’s handle to.
Do not use an angle grinder fitted with Arbortech shaping blades if you cannot fit both the Pro Guard AND the grinder handle.
Although tungsten carbide is a very hard material (150 Rockwell), it is also very brittle so any plunging or stabbing action may cause the teeth to crack and disintegrate. This is true of any carbide cutters such as router bits, general tooling and saw blades.
Tungsten Teeth can be damaged (or broken) for a number of reasons including the following:
- Working the cutter too vigorously such that the user ‘drops’ the cutter into/onto the surface of the wood rather than using a lighter starting cut. More pressure may be applied once the cutter has landed on the surface of the wood.
- To avoid breakage, and to ensure that the screws are easy to unlock when they need to be rotated or replaced, it is important before every use (and every few hours during use) to unplug the grinder and unlock each screw and re-tighten. This ensures that the teeth are firmly secured.
IMPORTANT: Unlock and re-tighten the screws regularly.
- The tungsten teeth are very tough and will cut hard abrasive timbers without rapid dulling.
- After several months (depending on duration of use), turn the tooth approximately 1/4 turn to reveal a new sharp edge for carving.
- Using the Torx Key provided in the Industrial Pro Kit, loosen the screw and rotate the tungsten tooth the desired amount. Re-tighten the screw and repeat the procedure with the remaining teeth.
Possible cause: Build up of resin
Solution: Soak overnight in solvent.
See the video below for more information.