adding the finishing touch
SANDER & MICROFINISHER
SMF-V4
BEFORE YOU START OPERATING YOUR MACHINE
BE SURE TO READ AND UNDERSTAND THE
INFORMATION ENCLOSED ON THE SAFE AND
PROPER USE OF THIS MACHINE
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
AND
SPECIFICATIONS
STOP NOW! IMPORTANT! READ THIS:
Please note this machine has been designed to finish horizontal surfaces only.
This machine works on a counterweight moving from one side to the other in all directions.
When using this machine it is important that the surface you are about to finish is secure.
Please ensure the table/stand/boxes/trestles etc that support your work are level
and stable.
If your table/stands/boxes/trestles etc are not secure then this puts great strain on the
bearing. Failure to secure surfaces being finished will significantly reduce the life of your
main bearing.
BEFORE STARTING THE MACHINE BE SURE:
1.
The surface to be finished is firmly secure.
2.
The machine is in a central position so that the machine is not hanging over the
edge of the surface you are about to finish.
3.
Vacuum is attached to vacuum port. As well as removing debris, the vacuum system
also assists in keeping the work surface cool.
4.
Hold the handle of the machine firmly and switch the machine on.
5.
Ensure power switch is off before removing machine from the work surface. Do not
lift the Surcare SMF-V4 off the work surface until the machine has come to a
complete standstill.
PLEASE NOTE:
This machine has moving parts that wear. Relative parts such as bearings, worn cords &
sockets should be checked and replaced as needed.
These checks should be done as a matter of safety as well as a matter of obtaining
maximum performance and long machine life.
It is recommended that a scheduled service be put in place (if not already) for the SMF-V4.
SURCARE SMF-V4 SPECIFICATIONS
VOLTAGE: 240V
WEIGHT: 12kgs
HEIGHT: 320mm (12.75 inches)
DISC SIZE: 4 x 125mm (4 x 5”)
(13” OVERALL)
HORSEPOWER: 0.375kw (½ HP)
REVS PER MINUTE: 2800
ORBIT STROKE SIZE: 6mm
(1/4th inch)
CENTRAL VAC READY
This machine has been designed for sanding and microfinishing and will give a
consistent surface finish.
The SMF-V4 may be used on almost any horizontal surface, providing the appropriate
abrasive discs are used for the particular surface to be sanded or microfinished. The
type of material being sanded and the finish required will determine which abrasive to
be used on the surface.
Be sure to have the appropriate abrasive discs attached and align pads in the correct
manner. Please discuss the abrasive requirements needed to sand and microfinish
that particular surface with your supplier.
If you have any other surface queries contact
SURCARE AUSTRALIA.
Be sure to check all sanding accessories are properly adhered to the surface they
were designed to adhere to. When releasing discs from velcro mounts be careful not
to pull on the velcro mounts as this will cause dust to enter between the foam pad and
the mounts and deteriorate contact.
The SMF-V4 has been designed with a very efficient dust extraction system. This dust
extraction system enables material that has been removed by the SMF-V4 from the
surface being worked to be collected safely and disposed of appropriately. The
vacuum system also assists in keeping the work surface cool.
Vacuum system attachment for dust extraction should preferably be 1000 watts or
more.
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS PAPER
BEFORE STARTING YOUR MACHINE
Remove the Surcare – V4 from its box and stand in an upright position. Check to see that there
has been no damage to the Surcare – V4 in transit. If there is damage to the Surcare – V4,
contact supplier for replacement. Do not use machine that is damaged in any way.
Roll machine over onto its side (Figure 1). Do not roll machine onto its front or back. The SMFV4 is designed to rest on the side as shown in Figure 1
Make sure the Accessory Pad is securely attached to backing plate. Apply the required grade grit
to the Accessory Pad.
IMPORTANT
Do not store Surcare – V4 resting on accessory pads.
Store the Surcare – V4 on its side or remove accessory
pad from machine when not in use or if transporting.
Figure 1
Do not use Surcare – V4 without vacuum. The Surcare – V4 is fitted with a very effective dust
extraction design which also assists in keeping the work surface cool. However, the vacuum
machine used must also be efficient. Vacuum system attachment for dust extraction should
preferably be 1000 watts or more.
Starting the Surcare – V4 is shown here in (Figure 2) - holding the Surcare – V4 securely with
both hands, release the lock on the-start/stop switch button (turning switch as directed by arrows
located on the switch), positioned on the side of control box. When machine has started the left
hand can then hold the vacuum hose and power cord (Figure 3).
One hand should be positioned on side handle or Quick Release Handle; (the vacuum hose and
power cord can be cable tied to extension handle or held away from the work surface) whilst the
other hand is free to hold edge of fan cowl or turn machine off when work is completed (Figure 3).
The Surcare – V4 can then be gently guided across the work surface.
Figure 2
Figure 3
QUICK GRIT CHANGE SYSTEM
The Surcare V4 has a Quick Grit Change System
(patent pending), which allows the operator to change
4 abrasive pads simultaneously. This can be achieved
in one of two ways:
1.
Removing the 4 abrasive discs from the pad
and replacing with another 4 discs of a
different grade grit onto the same clover
shaped disc pad.
2.
Removing the clover shaped disc pad that
contains the 4 abrasive discs and replacing it
with another clover shaped disc pad with the 4
abrasive discs of a different grade grit.
1
2
The Surcare V4 is abrasive friendly and can take a
variety of brands of abrasive discs, which can be
purchased through your local suppliers or Surcare
Australia.
The Quick Grit Change System operates on a Hook
and Loop System. If the user requires abrasives that
do not operate on a Hook and Loop System, interface
pads can be utilised between the pad and the
abrasive disc. Interface pads can be purchased from
abrasive suppliers.
Figure 1 shows the SMF-Tetrad resting on its side,
ready for the clover shaped accessory pad to be
removed and replaced with another. Note that the
machine rests on the rubber handle grip and the
rubber grommets around the fan cowl. Resting the
Tetrad on its side in this way protects the capacitor
box and start and stop switches.
3
4
Figures 2 and 3 show removing the clover shaped
accessory pad from the mounting plate.
Figure 4 shows the mounting pad with accessory pad
completely removed.
Figure 5 shows replacing one accessory pad with
another.
NOTE: All Surcare machines feature Quick
Grit Change System however diagrams shown
portray Surcare SMF-TETRAD machine.
Principle of the Quick Grit Change System is
same for all machines
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SUGGESTED DIRECTIONAL METHOD OF
USING THE SURCARE – V4 ON THE
HORIZONTAL SURFACE BEING FINISHED.
PLEASE NOTE SUGGESTED MINIMUM WIDTH
OF SURFACE MATERIAL (DIAGRAM A).
OPERATIONAL SAFETY PROCEDURES
1.
Keep operational area clean and free of unnecessary clutter.
2.
Be sure the work environment around you is well-lit and free from materials that
are combustible, such as paint thinners, lacquer thinners, adhesive solvents,
petrol fumes, gas, and other materials which are or may be combustible. This is
an electrical unit and like any other electrical power tool may produce electrical
sparks when on/off switch is used, and during operation. These sparks have
the potential to ignite flammable agents which could cause injury to operator,
others around the operator and the immediate surroundings.
3.
Prevent electric shock by ensuring no body contact with grounded surfaces.
4.
Keep hands and motor dry.
5.
Keep out of reach of children please.
6.
Wear appropriate attire. Loose clothing, long hair or jewellery may get caught in
the machine causing bodily injury.
7.
Wear appropriate safety gear, such as eye, ear and respiratory protection.
8.
Provide adequate ventilation and dust extraction.
9.
Before turning on your machine make sure the surface you are about to sand
and/or finish is clear of anything that could cause a bodily injury or damage the
underparts of the machine. (For example - protruding nails and/or screws and/or
splinters of material are able to cause both bodily injury and machine damage).
10.
The surface to be finished should be flat, firmly secure and ready for sanding.
11.
Never mistreat the electrical cord by exposing it to heat, sharp edges, oil,
corrosive material, or any other potential hazard likely to damage the electrical
insulations and so render it unsafe.
12.
Never yank the electrical plug from the electrical power outlet nor try to carry the
machine by the electrical cord.
13.
Don’t move the machine to another location without ensuring that the switch is in
the off position. Make sure switch is off before plugging into electrical outlet.
14.
When machine is used outdoors, use only extension cords intended for use
outdoors and so marked.
15.
Maintain machine with care. Keep machine in good condition and clean for
better performance and longer life. Inspect machine periodically and if damaged
have it repaired by an authorised service facility. Inspect extension cords
periodically and replace if damaged. Keep handles dry, clean and free from oil
and grease.
OPERATIONAL SAFETY PROCEDURES
16.
Store machine sensibly. When machine not in use store in a dry secure place
out of reach of children.
17.
Don’t use machine for purpose not intended, use only for applications specified
in the handling instructions.
18.
Use the machine at the rate intended for the job. This way you will achieve a
safer and better finish and a longer life of your investment.
19.
Disconnect machine when not in use, before servicing and when changing
accessories.
20.
Remove adjusting keys and wrenches from machine before turning it on.
21.
Don’t overreach. Move around work surface if need be, keeping secure footing
and balance at all times.
22.
When lifting machine ensure it is carried by the two butterfly winged handles at
sides. Do not attempt to carry machine by overhead operating handle.
23.
Check damaged parts. Before further use of the machine, a guard or other part
that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate
properly and perform its intended function. Check for alignment of moving parts,
binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting and any other conditions
that may affect the machines operation. A guard or other part that is damaged
should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorised service centre unless
otherwise indicated elsewhere in this instruction manual. Have defective
switches replaced by an authorised service centre. Do not use machine if switch
does not turn it on and off.
24.
Do not wipe parts with solvent as this may damage and crack parts. To clean
machine blow down with air stream and fine cleaning brush.
25.
Only use authorised service facilities to repair your machine. The manufacturer
will not be responsible for any damages or injuries caused by repair by
unauthorised persons or by mishandling of the machine.
26.
Use only original Surcare replacement parts, accessories and attachments to
ensure they have been tested for performance and safety.
27.
Do not touch movable parts or accessories unless machine has been
disconnected from power source.
28.
Stay alert. Do not use this machine when tired. Use common sense.
29.
In the event of a power failure whilst using the machine turn switch to off position
immediately. Do not walk away from machine without ensuring the machine is
turned off. Keep machine switched off until power is resumed.
Please contact us if you have any
questions or comments.
SURCARE AUSTRALIA
No 9 Downey Street
Alexandra 3714
Victoria
Phone: +61 3 57723356
Fax: +61 3 57723359
Email: surcare@surcare.com
Website: www.surcare.com
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