LION Framer's Event 2012
Maintaining your equipment- top tips from our Framing
Workshop Show experts
Claus Pederson, MD, Morso
Danlist: ''Never adjust the 45° angles on a new Morso - they are set to
perfection in the factory. If a problem arises after you've had the
blades sharpened for the first time, then the fault will be with
the re-sharpening or fitting of the blades. If you acquired your
Morso second- hand and have problems with the angle, fit a brand
new set of blades, set the angle and then leave it. Give your Morso
F a little drop of oil once every month, especially where metal
slides against metal. And make sure your blades are always sharp.
Then you will have your machine for generations!''
Cleverson Luz, Sales Manager, Inmes:
"Use only a small amount of glue in each join, placed in the centre
of one face - if any squeezes out, you've used too much. If
glue does gather on the underpinner surface, wipe with a damp
cloth. If any has set, soften with a damp cloth and scrape with
plastic not metal."
Flavio Cortecchia, Senior
Technician, Alfamacchine: "It is vital to drain the
tank of your compressor
weekly. Check oil level monthly and top up, with the correct
Compressor Oil. Also, check the filters on the underpinner, clean
and drain as required and top up with Air System Oil. Check the
wedge insertion hammer or blade regularly. Booking an annual
service call by an expert technician to cover all your equipment is
an expense which can easily be justified."
Robin Lockwood, MD, Keencut: ''Two
procedures can make a big difference to the running and consistent
accuracy of the Excalibur and the Ultimat/Ultimat Gold.
The polymer sliding bearings on these cutters are adjustable and
run on a hard, anodised surface. "Clean, check and apply a wipe of
silicone on the sliding bearings on Keencut Ultimat & Ultimat
Gold. Be careful with silicone sprays in your workshop. Try one of
those little foam shoe shining wipes or foam blocks often found in
hotels. Wipe it along the anodised surface. Check the bearings, and
if required lightly tighten each screw on the head in turn whilst
sliding the head. Our new Futura needs only a regular vac and clean
with a dry cloth, and no bearing adjustment for the life of
the machine. Check our website, www.keencut.co.uk for diagrams and full
Roy Rowlands, Product
Advisor, Fletcher-Terry: ''On the F-T2200, the single
bearing concealed under the straight cutting side of the cutter
head often picks up dust and dirt. To clean, cut a 300mm strip of Scotch
811 Removable Tape 1470, put it sticky side up on the matt clamp
bar where the bearings roll and use 2 small pieces of 811 tape to
hold it in position, then run the head over the tape, collecting
the dust/dirt from the roller bearing.
The F-T3100 panel cutter should always be covered when not in use.
Pay special attention to the mat clamp bar - run your thumbs down
the area where the bearings roll to keep the dust/dirt to a
minimum. The inset adjusting screw on the top of the head (right
hand side) should be adjusted with the head being moved backwards
and forwards until you feel it tightening then back off (turn anti-
clockwise) the allen key a quarter turn or less to make the head
Jack Siwinski, Technical
Services Manager, LION: "If a driver tool, manual or air, is jamming,
remove the magazine and clean it thoroughly. If flexis are jamming,
try turning the stick end-to-end. To speed up working and reduce
operator fatigue, install a tool balancer over the bench to take
the weight of the tool. This also stops it being dropped on the
floor, a frequent cause of damage. And such damage is not covered
by the warranty."
LION's technical service department is always happy to
help and advise: firstname.lastname@example.org