Trouble Shooting Laguna H3 Edge Bander

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Forum topic by Peter_Kasper posted 03-25-2014 03:51 PM 1123 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2014 03:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: refurbishing question modern

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.

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#1 posted 03-25-2014 03:58 PM

Perhaps a Laguna tech can help?

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 03-25-2014 04:03 PM

Edgebanders are fussy machines. Yours is on the less-complicated
end of the spectrum. In any case, I would definitely recommend
you get some brand new edgebanding if all you have is old

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#3 posted 03-25-2014 06:08 PM

I would have no trouble shooting one of those.
Might chose to use a shotgun since a rifle slug could ricochet.

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#4 posted 03-25-2014 06:40 PM

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