Really? That should wear off in a few weeks :laughing:We love this machine. All our banding has been getting done on a Brandt. Thats all they make is banders and that says something to me. It has all the right stuff, in a nutshell.
We don't mess with 3 mill tape.
The local rep is a Stiles distributor, yes Stiles
I am more jazzed about this than I was for the cnc.:thumbsup:
A few tips for your new baby (ignore the ones you already know)
Dust extraction is more critical on edgebanders than any other machine I have used. PVC trimmings get everywhere and can mess with your set-ups. Try to have your operator blow out under the hood before,during and after use.
You machine will use insert tooling for the profile motors and make sure it is changed as soon as it starts to fade. Dull tooling will kill the motors quite quickly. Rebuilds are $600-1500 depending on where you get them.
Glue pot rebuilds are also big $$ so don't let it get too full of burnt glue. I would recommend changing the glue about once every few months depending on usage. You can do this by putting a clean piece of wood into the gluepot (3/4 x2 x12) when it is hot and you are done using it. (try to keep it at least half full before you do this)Allow the glue to cool.The next time you use it let the glue pot heater warm up enough to pull the stick out. It will come out like a big nasty glue popsicle. Refill and go.
Glue pots should also be boiled out with peanut oil every so often to give them a really good cleaning. The reason being is that a dirty gluepot puts a lot of stress on the the heating element and can cause premature failure.
There are many types of glue pellets out there but I would recommend a German brand named Jowat. Think of it as Festool glue for edgebanders.
I can't really tell from the pic but it looks like your machine will have a bottom drive track with idler wheels on top.Make sure you take the idler wheels off and lubricate them every so often. I have seen them dry out and lock up which will jam the work piece and cause all of your track pads on the drive track to be scalped off. Huge PITA
I have quite a few more tips for you but I feel like I am rambling. Just let me know if you have any ???