• iTECH 68110
  • Timber, Manufactured Boards and Plastic
  • Sanding
  • Workshop Category: W3
  • Workshop Risk Category: Orange: Medium Risk

The Edge Sander is used to sand the flat edge of; timber, manufactured board and plastic. Do not sand metal on this machine.

Start with a Risk Assessment to ensure a safe work area:

  1. Only trained operators who have received a face to face induction that is signed off by the workshop manager or workshop technician can use the Edge Sander
  2. The area around the machine should be kept clear of people, debris and sawdust
  3. Safety google should always be worn. A P3 mask should be work if using the machine for an extended period 15minutes +
  4. Remove loose fitting clothing, jewellery, and tie back long hair.
  5. Familiarise yourself with the on and off button and the E-Stop
  6. The sanding belt move quickly and can drag stock being sanded – operators to be aware of this before using the machine
  7. The dust collector must be connected to the unit. Operator must turn on the dedicated extractor before using the sander
  8. Sanding belt should be clean and free from built up material. Raise sanding table if needed – to ensure the whole width of the belt is used
  9. Do not wear gloves while operating the sander.

Operational Safety Rules:

  1. Approach your work in the workshop and using the Edge Sander with a safe attitude.
  2. Ensure that the gap between the sanding table and the moving belt is kept as small as possible, but ensure the belt doesn’t punch on the table
  3. Turn on the dedicated extraction
  4. The distance between your fingertips and the sanding belt is a minimum of 8cm
  5. Do not sand pieces of material that are too small to be safely supported held
  6. Always hold the work firmly when sanding
  7. Use the mitre fence to support the stock and stop it being pulled away from you
  8. Ensure the stock is resting flat on the sanding table
  9. Always remove scrap pieces and other objects from the table, before turning the machine on
  10. Allow the machine to reach full speed before pushing stock into the belt
  11. Do not apply too much force. The sander performs best and safest when it can remove material at the rate for which it was designed, too much force will cause the material to heat up and bind to the belt
  12. Never adjust the table whilst the sander is running
  13. In an emergency press the machine E-Stop immediately
  14. Never leave the machine work area when the machine is running or before the machine has come to a complete stop.
  15. Always turn the machine off and isolate the power before replacing the sanding belt (Workshop staff only)

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