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KD54 manual


I've finally broke down and bought my first edgebander. So excited to not use the iron anymore...

Unfortunately the 1997 kd54 did not come with a manual and Stiles wants $500 for one. Does anyone know another source to get one? And, yes, I've tried Brandt.

Or else is there someone out there who has this manual who is willing to maybe scan it and email to me?


9/14/15       #2: KD54 manual ...
james mcgrew Member

I have a 54 and 56, may have it on disk. show me a photo of the unit

9/14/15       #3: KD54 manual ...
Rich Kuban Member

I had a 1997 KD56. Don't let the color be the determining factor in identifying it. At that time, the biggest difference in year of mfr was whether the machine was painted green or white. Mine was green and 6 months later Brandt was painting them white. Did not learn this until my tech told me when I was selling it. Hope you have the high frequency motors, not the routers.

I had a paper manual that was several hundred pages. You would be lucky if James or someone could copy a disk. I can't imagine scanning that many pages.

Not including the manual on an edgebander at this level should be a crime.

If there is anyway possible, invest in a tech's time to set the edgebander up. You will save yourself a lot of time and aggravation. The edgebander is probably the most precise tool you will ever own. Otherwise I can pretty much guarantee if you are lucky that you will be hand trimming the edges. Many users are happy to get that.

9/14/15       #4: KD54 manual ...
Judge Joey

You may want to contact the ACLU and let them know what Stiles wants to charge you. There are lots of great things about Stiles, but stuff like that is abusive. God help you if you need a part from them !

9/14/15       #6: KD54 manual ...

James- thanks so much. I'm hoping this picture attaches. I think it's a kd54/b

Rich- I bought this thing on a machinery max auction and needless to say was bummed that it didn't have the manual. And I am looking into getting a tech out here to set it up and teach me.

And Joey- i agree it's wrong in so many ways that they want to charge that much for a manual.

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9/14/15       #7: KD54 manual ...

Byw. I'm a long time lurker and first time poster on this site...lots of really intelligent people on here and I'm truly grateful to all that contribute

9/14/15       #8: KD54 manual ...
james mcgrew Member

I have one of the same I will look at getting the info together for you

9/14/15       #9: KD54 manual ...

James, you are the man. Thank so so much

9/14/15       #10: KD54 manual ...
Jr Lee  Member


I just bought a used KD54 and I can email a file for the manual if you provide your email. Considering what is in the file I hope you won't be too disapointed I just received this from Stiles Friday. I am doing a gluepot rebuild now and just ready to reinstall the pot.


9/14/15       #11: KD54 manual ...
Rich Kuban  Member


I imagine you checked, but did you look inside the cabinet below the lift up door? My 56 had two doors on the same side below the lift up door. You can hope someone was smart enough to put it behind the panels? Boy that sure would be nice. If not, hopefully James will be your savior.

5/2/19       #13: KD54 manual ...
Charles Member

Hi guys, I know this is old thread, but I have the exact same issue. Recently bought a used KD54 and am in need of a manual. Any help is appreciated.

Thank in advance

3/12/21       #14: KD54 manual ...

I have a question does anyone know what kind of electricity i need for a 1998 kd 54?. In trying to buy a used one tomorrow but forgot to ask about that to the seller and i need that info for my electrician can anyone help me out?

3/12/21       #15: KD54 manual ...
james e mcgrew  Member


i have the manual in a dropbox file

I have one KD 54 which is 240 3ph and one that is 408 v 3ph only

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