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Edge-Bander Frustration

7/19/15       
Robert Duff  Member

Website: http://www.abettercloset.net

This is sitting in my shop and I have to wait 10 DAYS to get it installed!!


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7/19/15       #2: Edge-Bander Frustration ...
Tom C

And your problem is ?
Installed 1 week ago..
It took Stiles 10-12 days to get here to install our brand new E.B.
During that time I rearranged the shop.
My electrician came and hooked it up.
( Did not throw the machine switch on till tech was here).
Made the dust Manifold,
Hooked it up to it's own D.C. ,
Took it off the skid, Put it on the level plates-leveled it, and did the pre-install -packet of Items they sent with it..

The guy they sent to train us on it for 1 1/2 days
was a good tech/teacher and this is my 4th bander... so we knew what to ask...
My Payments on the lease did not start till we signed off on the Install/Training.
How bout you ?
We piled up about 30 cut up sheets/Jobs before and ran them as test pieces while he was here to tweak/training.
Changed to 1 MM R.O. cutters and set up several programs all while edging jobs for the shop.
With the premill we are getting the cleanest edges we have ever put out.

Frustration was dealing with my 18yr. old Holz-her 1436 SE and the amount of handwork it left us with.. Now gone for parts......


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7/19/15       #3: Edge-Bander Frustration ...
Robert Duff  Member

Website: http://www.abettercloset.net

I'm just impatient!! Also upgrading dust collection from 3 hp to 10 hp Oneida Cyclone with all new ducting. So we have plenty to do before the installer gets here.
I just built the addition to the shop in April of this year, already wired for the extra load of the 2 machines.
Install would be quicker but all the Techs are tied up at the Vegas show.
I had purchased a new Brandt KD 56cp in 2002, it was a great machine.
I purchased a new Giben in 2012 and do all 3 mil banding, with a stand alone Brandt corner rounder.
It is going to be awesome to have the pre-mill with corner-rounding.

8/19/15       #4: Edge-Bander Frustration ...
Chris

I'm sure it was worth the wait. I installed one today and the cust loved it.

5/7/20       #5: Edge-Bander Frustration ...
Robert Duff  Member

Website: http://www.abettercloset.net

Digging up an old post....
Only 1 more lease payment and shes paid off!

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