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TURBO Shaft

TURBO Shaft

Here you can find useful tips and techniques, how-to videos, your product manual and more.

Getting Started

Getting Started

Kev's Tips and Techniques

Kev's Tips and Techniques

Rotate and Replace TURBO Shaft Teeth

Rotate and Replace TURBO Shaft Teeth

FAQs

If you cannot find the answer to your question below, please email our Arbortech Customer Support team.

What does my grinder need to fit the TURBO Shaft?

The TURBO Shaft 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:

  • An auxiliary handle to ensure easier balance, manage and control. Using the handle when carving not only improves user comfort and visibility but increases user safety. 
  • A metal guard that can be rotated and fixed to 45 degrees
  • On/Off switch to be positioned on the top or side 
  • 550 Watts power, at a minimum 
  • Should have a spindle thread of: 
  • M14 (AUS and UK) |  M14 (Europe) | 5/8″ (North America)
    If you need an M10 Adaptor Nut click here.

The TURBO Shaft can be used on a variable speed, cord, or cordless grinder, as long as it runs at a speed of 9000 RPM or higher

Why is my TURBO Shaft not cutting effectively?

Possible cause: Teeth worn
Solution: Rotate teeth to a new position.

Possible cause: Excessive buildup of residue on the outer edge of TURBO Shaft
Solution: Remove teeth and then run the shaft on sanding paper, refer to this video for more information

Possible cause: TURBO Shaft is not correctly aligned with the spindle of the grinder causing contact with the wood at a position where there is no tooth.
Solution: Check that the shaft is fully tightened to the base of the grinder spindle. Do not use the base collar nut that is usually used to locate a grinding disc.
Try on another grinder

The shaft does not fit my grinder.

Possible cause: Incorrect thread or adapter
Solution: Check thread, locate the correct adapter
In Europe, the shafts suit an M14 thread
In North America, the shaft suits a 5/8 UMC x 11 thread
​In Australia, the shaft suits an M14

Why is my TURBO Shaft grabbing or bumpy?

The TURBO Shaft, like all of the Arbortech products, should run smoothly and be easy to control. A lot of effort goes into making sure it is balanced and all the tolerances are correct for the application.

If it feels unbalanced or does not perform smoothly, it is an indication that something is wrong.

Possible Cause: TURBO Shaft not fitted correctly.
Solution: Please see the fitting instructions section.

Possible cause: TURBO Shaft not correctly aligned with the spindle of the grinder causing impact contact with the teeth.
Solution: Check that the shaft is fully tightened to the base of the grinder spindle. Do not use the base collar nut that is usually used to locate a grinding disc.
Try on another grinder.

Why am I unable to loosen screw-holding teeth?

Possible cause: Build-up of resin
Solution: Soak overnight insolvent.

Please refer to this video for more information on how to extend the life of your TURBO Shaft.

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