The TURBO Plane 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)
The TURBO Plane can be used at a variable speed, corded or cordless grinder, as long as it runs at a speed of 9000 RPM or higher.
The TURBO Plane 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: Incorrect fitting which may cause it to be unbalanced.
Solution: Please see fitting instructions here.
Alternatively, try it on another good-quality angle grinder.
Sharpening the TURBO Plane is easy. Use a small flat diamond file, such as the Arbortech Diamond File, and work ACROSS the face of the tooth. This does two things, cleans the front of the tooth, and re-dresses the cutting edge.
The amount of sharpening required will vary depending on the wear on the teeth, but the aim should be to have all teeth with the same degree of edge finish.
WARNING: Disconnect the power before attempting to sharpen the TURBO Plane’s teeth
NOTE: It is very important not to prematurely sharpen the TURBO Plane.