Course: WD055 Concepts and Operations for Moulder Knife and Profile Grinders
KENTWOOD grinders save time & money, and prolong the life of solid wood machinery by allowing shops to re-sharpen straight knives and grind new profiles in-house. Students learn safety, proper setup, and operation of all knife grinding machinery with insight into faster changeovers, record keeping, storage, optimizing production, and machine preventative maintenance. Instruction begins with an overview of the machine and grinding terminology, then addresses identification and selection of grinder wheel types, proper steel and tool grades, as well as cutting angles for specific wood species and desired finish texture. The course also addresses manual setup with calipers vs. using the Accu-Lok ® System to reference axial and radial points on the knife heads. Attention is given to template specifications in relation to knives, positioning templates and achieving balance in the cutter head assembly.
"The course showed solid, proven concepts that will help us revamp and improve our toolroom." California Door Corp. -- Duration: 2 days
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Email or call Stiles Education at 616.698.7500 x1625 to request information on future dates of this course.
Basic understanding of wood; Completion of WD100: KENTWOOD Moulders - Operation course strongly recommend
Proper grinding safety, setup and, operation procedures. Grade selection and steel dimension based on desired finish. Manual setup vs. the Accu-lok System to reference axial and radial points on the knife head. Documentation and management of raw materials and tooling. Preventative maintenance.
Who Should Attend
Operators, tool room technicians, owners, supervisors, and maintenance personnel
Applicable Machine Models