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Edgebander buffing wheels9/30/15
Does anyone know a good place to purchase replacement wheels for edgebander? I have an older Brandt A1500 and we are getting a lot of excess glue on the parts. We use mostly for facing baltic birch shelving. There is a fair amount of glue built up on wheels that we can't get off so I think it is time to replace them. Any suggestions on what type of wheel to use?
I think you would do best by going to Brandt so Stiles Machinery. Or you could try this place.
My machine tech was good at suggesting various sources for parts for various machines, including my Brandt KD56 edgebander. He did say the best buffing wheelsfor the bander will be from Stiles.
He taught me the buffing wheels are not for excess glue removal. They are supposed to just kiss the board to provide a little polish to remove a slight residue.
I had problems with excessive glue. I learned to have the tech tune up the bander yearly, calibrating the various settings. I also learned to inspect trimmer knives and replace as needed.
I also learned to measure the thickness of the tape with every roll change. I used one mm banding, and was surprised to learn the thickness variation range from roll to roll. I would adjust the trimmers for this variation. This had a huge impact on the edge. This enabled me to run much less glue, minimizing the squeeze out.
I agree with all that Rich said but would also suggest if you are doing mostly ply with wood edge that you look at the flap sanding wheels, that is if it is not pre-finished of course.
RicoCNC supplies a range of edge banding machinery parts