There seems to be a huge amount of voodoo involved in setting up segmented platen sanding machines. Techs and the folks running them just don’t understand the concepts, so they just play with the settings until something looks okay.
His rebuilt wide belt sanding machine might have taken the belt usage down to $800 a month, but it could not produce the quality of scratch over time that the new machine could. This “X” factor isn't easily calculated but represents far more savings than mere sandpaper.
This month, Woodworking Network readers commented on sanding consistency from the belt or table, a proposed hardwood checkoff program and Stanley’s new youth furniture.
I’ve been blessed in my career to have seen literally thousands of sanding processes. This has taught me humility when I first approach a new customer because you never really know what inspired them to do things that, on the outset, seem rather silly and counterproductive.
To really make wide belt machines shine, try these seven best wide belt sanding practices and processes. Then let me know how they work for you.
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There is a lot to learn to really make wide belt machines really shine. I am not going to go into troubleshooting the entire machine, just into solid best wide belt sanding practices and processes for the best quality result possible.