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Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #90 on: June 12, 2018, 09:57 AM »
I suspect that it is aimed at users with the special MFT in a static setup which may be running all day and yes, to get rid of odours etc.

Peter

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #91 on: June 12, 2018, 08:13 PM »
Just curious: does the HEPA filter reduce/remove any fumes or odors?
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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #92 on: June 13, 2018, 02:02 AM »
Just curious: does the HEPA filter reduce/remove any fumes or odors?

The HEPA standard/criteria is for particulates of a particular size. Odours and fumes are extremely fine and are unlikely to be removed by a HEPA device. Chemical filters, often using charcoal or chemicals/catalysts designed for the particular hazard, would be needed to remove or reduce odours and fumes.

Peter

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #93 on: December 20, 2018, 09:32 AM »
I'm using the Conturo with 22mm x 1mm PVC edge banding on 18mm boards. 

I've noticed that one of the glue lines is right at the face surface. When I trim the edges using the MFK700 EQ/B with the Festool 1mm radius bit it doesn't clean up all the glue but al ot sticks to the surface of the router bit and then some gets deposited on the face of the edge banding. I then need to clean up a lot of glue off the face and edgeband using the carbide blade.

I've tried turning down the amount of glue. But this gets to the point where the edgebanding hasn't adhered enough.

I tried moving the router quicker, and also slowing down the speed.  I use vacuum extraction on the router.  But I don't seem to have found away around it.

Any tips?  Is there anything that can be sprayed on the router bit to stop the glue sticking and making a mess?

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #94 on: December 20, 2018, 10:30 AM »

Any tips?  Is there anything that can be sprayed on the router bit to stop the glue sticking and making a mess?

I use the Amana no file bits (47154 or 47152) on the MFK700 set horizontally with the ) degree horizontal base, I remove the bearing. I use the carbide scraper that comes with the Conturo set to clean the edge after routing. Yes there is a bit of glue build up after 36 or so feet but not so much as I can't remove it with my finger nail or completely clean with some acetone or paint thinner. I have never had so much glue that it messed up the top etc.
Tim

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« Reply #95 on: December 29, 2018, 08:07 PM »
Does anyone knows what is the error 9 on Conturo? I think is related to fan since I can hear the bottom fan speed alternating.

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #96 on: December 29, 2018, 09:29 PM »
I'm having an error code on the display with a number 9 next to it, happened right after gluing a piece and placing the conturo on a bench.
I let it cool down as prescribed and turned it back on hours later, but the error code came back and the machine shuts off.
Obviously this happens while doing a piece that needs to be delivered tomorrow.

-edit: any error code automatically means you have to send it back to the service centre, machine puts itself in safe mode and won't start up without going through a service procedure.
Service offered me a replacement but for tomorrow it's too late, I can't go all the way to Brussels to pick it up. That's a bummer really, it was actually the first time ever I was going to use it for curves. With straight pieces I can always pin solid edges, but here I'm screwed.
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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #97 on: January 07, 2019, 05:54 PM »

Any tips?  Is there anything that can be sprayed on the router bit to stop the glue sticking and making a mess?

I use the Amana no file bits (47154 or 47152) on the MFK700 set horizontally with the ) degree horizontal base, I remove the bearing. I use the carbide scraper that comes with the Conturo set to clean the edge after routing. Yes there is a bit of glue build up after 36 or so feet but not so much as I can't remove it with my finger nail or completely clean with some acetone or paint thinner. I have never had so much glue that it messed up the top etc.
Tim

@TimRaleigh Do you climb cut with the MFK? I've just noticed on the Festool Conturo demos that Sedge seems to always climb cut the edge banding.