|Forum topic by Peter_Kasper||posted 03-25-2014 03:51 PM||883 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-25-2014 03:51 PM
First time poster, go easy on me. I do mostly fine hardwood furniture, some cabinets-but this is a little beyond me.
I recently received a used automatic hot-air edgebander. It sat in storage for a number of years after the original owners passing. I’ve spent some time getting it back up and running and I have most of the issues worked out.
When I turn it on (set heat, trimming adjustments, etc.) the first one run is PERFECT. However, when the next one goes through, the tape that was about to go through has over heated. Hot glue runs everywhere, gums up the rollers & gears. As you can imagine its both messy and ineffective to stop, clean out the glue & tape bits.
I have tried turning the heat down to different settings. I either get the same mess, or the the tape is not heated enough to secure to the board.
I’ve tried running different tape (perhaps the tape is too old?) with similar results.
Parts diagrams show I have everything in order, trouble shooting manual doesn’t seem to cover it. I have heard the Laguna customer care can be hit or miss.
Anyone have experience with this machine, or know a shop that uses one?
I’ve played with it over the last 2-3 months, its not part of my main business so I haven’t worried about it too much. Will post pics soon.
Thank you for your time, I look forward to this community.