Previous Tips & Tricks

Go to BLOG home pageHere are some tips that we have posted previously that are still great to know!

Diamond Pad Tricks of the Trade

These pad progressions/formulas or Line-Ups mix wet & dry diamond pads depending on type of stone and desired finish. Trick = Running the dry pads with water!
Click on the menu in the following pdf:
POLISH Granite
POLISH Concrete
POLISH Marble
POLISH Artificial Stone
HONE Granite
HONE Marble
HONE Artificial Stone

Edge Polishing Lineup

 

Edge Polishing Line-Ups

Line-Up charts for Abressa Edge polishing.

Click for the PDF

SandHandler Set-Up

Quick set-up video.
You probably have already seen how quickly the SandHandler can be set up. Looks so easy to use this automatic sand blasting system…

SandHandlerThis step-by-step Tech Tip video shows exactly how to do it, and it features the newer SandHandler with the screen on the front of the cabinet.

HOW TO:
Bring to Home position at upper left, then at HOME page, zero home position (button) at PATTERN SET-UP page, bring to upper left of stone; then click button | bring to lower right; click button
Space = .3 (a usual setting)
Passes = 2
Pattern complete button repeat for each stone go to AUTO-RUN page, press Start button.

 

How Do I Get Longer Life Out of My Diamond Wire?

Single Wire Flywheel AlingmentWhy are my liners wearing irregularly?
Regularly check the alignment on Pellegrini’s single-wire flywheels. This tip offers longer wear & life on diamond wire, flywheels, guide wheels and liners.

On the Tension side of the machine the flywheel should have the bottom side of the flywheel tipped in to the column 12mm (maximum 15mm)

On the Tension side of the machine the side closest to center should be tipped away from the column max 3mm / max 6mm on the Drive side.

For more info and/or to buy Pellegrini parts, please call Eric.

Align Single Wire Flywheel:
Download complete instructions

How to Repair a Broken Tablet

Barre-PakClean dust and dirt from break. Squeeze epoxy onto break. (Barre-Pak™ epoxy works great.) Set broken piece into place. Use wedges front and back against 2×4’s that have been driven into ground to hold piece in place. Squeeze epoxy onto break and set other broken piece in place. Again, use wedges to hold pieces into place. Allow minimum of 24 hours for epoxy to set up. A longer time is necessary in cooler weather.

Barre-Pak™ is easy and simple to use, anyone can use it!
Follow the simple instructions and the guess work has been eliminated because Barre-Pak™ is pre-measured in a 70-gram kit.

Barre-Pak™ is mixed in its own container (without opening the package) and then squeeze out to apply. Clean and neat!
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Clean Stone Cleaner

 

Using Clean Stone to Revitalize a Dirty Monument

Simply spray or pour Clean Stone cleaner on the dirty stone. Rinse with water. It’s that easy! Some scrubbing or repeated steps may be necessary for extra dirty stones. Clean Stone was specially formulated to be an environmentally safe product.

 

Silicon Carbide or Diamond Brushes

Diamond Brushes
Silicon Carbide or Diamond Brushes (diamond impregnated into the filament) coated with resin have more structural strength, providing a longer life and producing a more consistent finish. See brushes.

Of course, the brushes we sell have the resin coating – give us a call!

Barre, VT:  800.396.8049
Elberton, GA:  888.283.5863
Montrose, PA:  888.278.8383
Rockville, MN:  800.789.0815
Terrell, TX:  844.883.4108

 

We will be adding more tips & tricks in this blog… search under TIPS category.

Video index (or for more go to http://www.youtube.com/milessupply)
PadHead™ polishing & grinding heads by Miles Supply:
Pad Head on a polisher/angle grinder
Pad Head on grinder, bed polisher, radial arm machine and various CNC machines
– Pad Head on a line machine
Pad Head on a radial arm machine and top polisher

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