The FLIP® PCD milling attachment offers you the possibility to master the roughest works in the edge area at the shortest time possible.
In addition, the PCD milling attachment is considered to be the optimum working complement for the IGEL milling drum of the HUMMEL®.
The PCD milling attachment can be used on wooden subfloors such as OSB boards, chipboards, plank and parquet floors. This tool can be used to remove foam back residues, felt back residues, cork back remains, plaster residues, muliple layers of finish, lubrificating finish and paint residues (e.g. dispersion paint).
It is important to undersand the high level of fire risk from spontaneous combustion or from sparks when sanding. There is nothing as effective in preventing serious fire damage than good DUST BAG DISCIPLINE.
NO MATTER WHAT dust bags should be emptied safely into a fireproof container when the bag is 3/4 full and at the end of every sanding job.
Every time you sand you must remember:
The dust bag must always be removed from the machine after sanding and emptied into a non-combustible container outdoors.
You must cover this container with a non-combustible cover and be certain to store it and the dust bag outdoors.
The machine must always be cleaned carefully directly after sanding.
There is a high risk of fire when sanding woods with a large amount of resin, oiled or waxed floors or metal.
Be certain to note the warning notices of the paint, oil and wax manufacturers.
Cloths, pads which have been immersed in oil or wax can spontaneously combust.
The story of the Flip Edge Sander above is an unfortunate casualty of avoidable fire damage, even though the owner thought they had no reason to worry. The owner left his Hummel and Flip on site for three days, with the dust bags left outside some distance from the property. Finally, the machines are removed from the job, along with the partly-full Hummel dust bag and loaded in the back of the work van. Twenty minutes after getting home, the dust has ignited and the van is ablaze. Thankfully the fire door that happened to be leaning against the Hummel protected it from a lot of damage, but most of the tools, machine and supplies – this FLIP included – got toasted to some degree. The fire fighters on the scene aparrently said that a few minutes longer and the whole van might have exploded!
Important Tips For Hummel Dust Bags:
The only way to ensure a fire does not start is to ensure the bag is empty of wood dust.
Lager dust bags should be replaced if showing signs of wear or damage.
Patching is not recommended as it can affect the performance of the machine and risks leaking harmful dust into the working atmosphere.
Dust bags should be regularly emptied, and never filled over 3/4 full.
Wood dust is a Fire Hazard, so always remember to empty your dust bag before leaving it unattended or in storage. Heated particles can cause a fire hours after the machine was in use.
Social media history of experienced Hummel bag fires.
Rob Matthews from Past & Present Wood Flooring has noticed dramatic change in business since he invested into the world of Lagler machinery.
Past & Present Wood Flooring recently visited KHR for their annual machine service. We were so impressed with how well kept and looked after their machines were. The director Rob Matthews was updating us on how business was going since the Lagler machine investment. He told us that it really was the best move he has ever made in his flooring career.
He invested a great deal into his Lagler machinery, took on the Lagler PST training, placing them onto the live PST Directory. He made use of the PST certified stickers, placing them on his van and he also made sure their PST certified status up on the company website.
Rob said: “Business has changed so much since we invested in the world of Lagler. We have gone from 90% fitting and 10% of sanding to almost 50/50 already!”
“I am enjoying the refurbishment side of it and it’s really nice to finally have a balance, I really am enjoying it.”
“For years I hired machines and I felt I was wasting so much time running around picking up machines and then taking them back.”
“It was costing so much per day and sometimes I would get machines which were not fit for purpose because they were not looked after properly. They would come out with a hole in the bag or the belts not running right, even down to the leads not even working.”
“This wouldn’t be all the time but it would happen from time to time. And this would really cause problems and waste our valuable time.”
“I am so pleased that we bit the bullet after all that and invested in this high-quality machinery from Lagler.”
“We took the time to do the PST training course, which was very useful I must say, even though I have been doing this a long time you never know enough, knowledge is key!”
“After the training, I placed the Lagler PST certified sticker on the van and we have our PST certified proudly up on our website.”
“I admit the investment was massive when getting all of the Lagler machines, including the extra add on equipment. The service here at KHR has been impeccable since we have been using Lagler machinery.”
“It really has been the best move I have ever done in my flooring career.”
Looking for a way to add new services to your floor sanding business? You can now offer customers a range of new services with the IGEL Milling Drum and the Wood Texturing Brush Drums for the Lagler HUMMEL.
There are plenty of waterborne finishing products on the market that claim to prevent Side-Bonding, but what is this process, and why should you pick a premium “non-sidebonding” finish over a cheaper one?
Ever had unsightly and unexpected gaps or cracks and splits appear in wood flooring? If so, you are familiar with the nightmarish effects of Side-Bonding.
This problem occurs during the refinishing process when waterborne finishes and lacquers flow in between boards and glue the wood together. Due to the high durability and adhesion of modern floor finishes, this gluing-effect is often stronger than the wood fibres holding the boards together. As the wood naturally expands and contracts depending on the room climate and humidity, this causes huge stresses across entire sections of the floor until it finally cracks at the weakest point– usually right at the most visible point or in the middle of a walkway! Continue reading “Side-Bonding 101”→
We recommend that every floor sanding professional has their own sample kit to test their favourite colours, oils, stains and lacquers wherever the job takes them.
Sample kits are a great way to demonstrate and sense-check work you are proposing for a customer. For standard, common finishes you can use it to build a small collection of flooring samples using your favourite products. For more complicated work, the sample kit is a mobile laboratory that can be used to run tests on site to check adhesion, colour and durability. Continue reading “Floor Sanding Tips: Build a Finishing Sample Kit”→
After a long, tough day’s sanding we had a call from Steve Davis (Elite Wooden Flooring) and Shaun Hale (Premier Wooden Flooring) who had teamed up for a big sanding job at Charter Academy Boxing Gym. They sounded unhappy.
This particular floor was specially requested by a customer who was looking for a larger open plan space than you would usually find on a 40m yacht. The walnut floor had been masterfully laid when we arrived, perfectly flat and ready to sand, and we had brought the right tools for the job…