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Posted in response to Re: Anyone have a bull wheel? from Alan Perryman on October 05, 2010 at 08:04:17:

Re: Re: Anyone have a bull wheel?

Dear Alan... I have had one for about ten years, and I find it much quicker for slab finishing than my VT-35 tumbler...OR, the 27" Vidro-laps ( MK). There are a few things you may want to look out for.. things happen FAST on the high speed pulley setting, and you cant let your attention wander!! Also, keep your sanding belts in good condition..that is, inspect the splice and repair at the first sign of the tape peeling/ lifting.. at the 3000 RPM pulley setting, a loose/ split belt can do some damage. I recommend you set up a low speed option .. as even at the lower speeds the surface area of the sanding wheel takes care of saw marks, etc very quickly. Watch out and KEEP THE PIECE MOVING...or you will end up with a "wavy" surface..albeit Beautifully polished!!.. I "grew up" with felt buffs, and the leather pad is'nt all that necessary for all we have in Jamaica are quartz-based gems..Agate and Jasper. (I keep one belt for slower speeds just loose around the main shaft and have added another pulley to accommodate that lower speed ..the RANGE ot the motor/ belt adjustment is limited (for my use), and I am thinking of adding/ machining work to increase it.. Yes, Jamaica does have some beautiful agates)

From tony goffe - October 15, 2010 at 08:57:16
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