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06-16-2013 06:57 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wirth wirth machine dovetail duplicator tenon joinery cutter

Hi there
I picked up a Wirth Machine on an auction.
The only site that has it is woodworker.com as it was made in the late 80s.
With some vague directions I have a good idea how to use it but if anyone has a clue where to find an operating manual that would really rock.

Heres some info from woodworker.com
PERFECT FOR CUSTOM FURNITURE MAKERS, CABINET SHOPS OR ANYONE INTERESTED IN A HIGHLY FLEXIBLE AND RELIABLE JOINERY CUTTER
With complete, three dimensional flexibility, the Wirth Machine can cut precise tenons, angle tenons, dovetails or even duplicate carved shapes the same as or better than machines costing thousands of dollars more. The basic concept is amazing simple – a spindle that duplicates the movement of a stylus against a template plus a sliding table:

Precision metal table moves back-and-forth and left-and-right along special V-shaped steel tracks.
High speed cutter can be fixed in one position, for boring, or moved up and down, freehand or guided by a template.

To make a tenon fix the tenon template to the aluminum plate on top, use the fast-action clamp to hold the wood onto the table, then guide the stylus along the template while the cutter duplicates the tenon in the wood, in seconds!
To cut the matching mortise lock the power unit into position, set the table’s adjustable side and back stops and using the handle on the table guide the wood against the spinning spindle.
For dovetails two templates are used – one for cutting one side of the joint and the second for the other half.
The Wirth Machine Package includes the basic machine, motor, switch, 1/2” collet, hold down clamp, 3/8” HSS spiral bit (95-861), 3/4” HSS spiral tenon cutter (95-864), 3/8” x 2” tenon template (95-806), 3/4” roller bearing stylus follower, 1/4” stylus and 1/2” stylus rod.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Motor – 1-1/2HP, 3,450RPM, TEFC, 115/230V, 1PH.
On/Off Switch – Heavy duty toggle with manual overload.
Spindle Speed – 20,000 RPM. Ball bearings and special high speed flat drive belt for smoother performance. 6” vertical travel.
Table – 17-1/2” x 12”. 6” in/out travel; 12” left/right travel.
Maximum Cut Depth – Limited by bit extension beyond collet or 6”, whichever is less.
Maximum Tenon Size – 5”H x 10”W.
Accuracy – Less than 0.003” stylus-to-spindle movement. Less than 0.005” table motion deviation from straight line over full travel. Less than 0.010” typical overall duplication deviation.
Net Weight – 140 lbs.
Shipping Weight – 180 lbs.

Thanks in advance, Kati

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