Alpha Industries AEP-458 user manual

User manual for the device Alpha Industries AEP-458

Device: Alpha Industries AEP-458
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Date of adding : 2013-08-11 18:52:29
Number of pages: 25
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ELECTRIC TOOL
Alpha Electric Polisher
Instructional Guide
AEP-458 (110V - 50/60Hz)
Please read this instruction manual thoroughly to ensure safety and correct use of machine.
Keep this Manual in a place where operators can access it easily, anytime when necessary.
250 Braen Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 • 800-648-7229 • Fax: 201-447-1128
www.Alpha-Tools.com

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ALPHA ELECTRIC POLISHER INSTRUCTION MANUAL Thank you for purchasing the Alpha Electric Polisher. This polisher is the workhorse of a complete polishing system. A wide range of accessories help you perform many different tasks. This tool lets you grind, shape, bevel, contour and polish all kinds of granite and marble. You can easily change from one type of disc to another in just a matter of seconds. The tool is used with water to help you get the best possible finish, to reduce the health r

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CONTENTS Precautions for the safe use of this machine..............................................3 1. Operating environment.............................................................................3 2. Clothing and protective equipment.........................................................3 3. Before use.................................................................................................3 4. Attaching a wheel..................................................................

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Precautions for the safe use of this machine Correct operation and regular maintenance are essential for the safe operation of this machine. Be sure to read safety notices in this manual carefully before using or servicing the machine. 1. Operating environment WARNING • Restrict access to the workshop. Do not permit anybody but the operator to access the workshop. In particular, be sure to keep children away from the workshop. • Be careful of fire or explosions. Never use this machin

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CAUTION • Use the machine only for its designated applications. Do not use the machine for any purpose other than those specified in this manual. Do not use the machine for grinding or polishing metal and wood workpieces. This machine is specialized for processing of glass and natural stone. 4. Attaching tools WARNING • Prevent accidental start-up. Be sure to unplug the power cord from the outlet before attaching or removing polishing wheels. Starting the motor accidently may

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CAUTION • Use the machine after you have appropriate training and knowledge about it. Never permit an untrained person or a child to use the machine. • Handle the machine with care. If you accidentally drop, do not use the machine until checking that it is not cracked, deformed, or in any way damaged. Do not block the ventilation window to avoid motor burnout. 6. After use WARNING • Use specified parts Use specified genuine replacement parts when servicing the machine CAUTION

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Precautions for using the Alpha Electric Polisher. In addition to the general safety notices described on the preceding pages, please read and observe the following safety notices before using the machine. WARNING • Use protective cover. Be sure to attach the protective cover and use it during operation. The protective cover will protect the operator if the wheel breaks. • Do not leave the machine unattended while running. Do not leave the machine unattended on the workbench or worksh

Summary of the content on the page No. 8

Application Grinding, sanding and polishing the corners of glass and natural stone. Grinding, sanding and polishing the straight edge of glass and natural stone. Grinding, sanding and polishing the bevel edge of glass and natural stone. Specifications Working power supply: Single-phase AC, 50/60 Hz Voltage: 115v (AEP-458) 220v (AEP-258) Motor: Single-phase, series commutator motor No load: 2,000 r.p.m. Continuous operation: 30 minutes Weight: 5 lb/2.27 kg Cord: 23 ft / 7m vinyl insulated three-c

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Standard Accessories: Side Handle.......................................................1pc. 17 mm Wrench..................................................1pc. 26mm Wrench...................................................1pc. 15 Amp Ground Fault Interrupter.....................1pc. Complete Water Supply Hose.........................1pc. Splash / Safety Guard......................................1pc. Carbon Brush....................................................1pc. 8

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ALPHA HAND POLISHING SYSTEM The Alpha Wet Polishing System offers high quality, hand held, water-fed power tools to cover most common hand polishing applications in the stone and tile industries. High gloss polishes are easily achieved while reducing harmful dust and increasing safety. AEP-458 Page # GV Backer Pad Twistouch Adapter Page # Rubber/Rigid Backer Pad Twistouch Backer Pads Page # Page # Ceramica Sandpaper & Felt Wheels Twistouch Turbo Wet Wet or Dry Wet Granite Polishing System Marble

Summary of the content on the page No. 11

ALPHA RIGID BACKER PADS Alpha Professional Tools first introduced rubber backer pads with the AEP-458 electric polisher to promote the concept of wet polishing, which became the accepted method of polishing. Alpha recognized the need to add a rigid version of this backer pad to its product line for the straight edge or flat surface polishing applications. We realized that Ceramica, with a flexible backer pad, was too flexible for these applications and produced wavy finishes. The Rigid Backer Pa

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ALPHA TWISTOUCH SYSTEM The New Alpha Twistouch System is a safe and long lasting TWISTOUCH ADAPTER polishing system that is quick and easy to use. The Twistouch System will increase performance and improve productivity, saving you time and money. The Twistouch Adapter is specially designed to accept Twistouch Turbo and Twistouch TM Backer Pads, which accept velcro backed accessories. The Alpha Twistouch System has everything necessary for all of your hand held polishing needs. Electric Polisher

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ALPHA CERAMICA THREE PART SYSTEM Alpha Ceramica is a three part system for polishing granite, hard marble and porcelain ceramics. Utilizing the best grade industrial diamonds and the best bond materials, Alpha Ceramica is sure to provide the best possible finish on your polished stone. Part 1: Ceramica Vitrified and Ceramica Metal • Long lasting and aggressive design. • Rigid or flexible depending upon application requirements. • Use for light shaping work, smoothing and preparing for the polis

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ALPHA TWISTOUCH TURBO New Alpha Twistouch Turbo works as part of the Alpha Twistouch System that replaces Alpha Turbo. The Alpha “Original” Turbo discs were a result of many years of research for a series of diamond grits specifically designed to polish flat granite areas. Before Turbo discs existed, hand polishing of flat granite was done with Ceramica – a flexible diamond disc. Although performance was acceptable, most often a wavy finish was obtained due to the flexibility of the Ceramica di

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ALPHA FELT WHEELS The Alpha Felt Wheel is a very popular material for the final buff process in stone fabrication. Alpha Felt Wheels are Velcro™ backed buffing wheels designed for use with polishing powders, polishing pastes, and polishing bars to bring out a deep glossy finish on marble and delicate granite edges such as ogees & bullnoses. Marble fabricators love the luster they obtain. Monumentalists like the durability of the Alpha Felt Wheel. Tile contractors love the glossy finish they can

Summary of the content on the page No. 16

Preparation before starting a job Before using the machine, be sure to complete the following preparations. 1. Installing a ground fault circuit interrupter. (GFCI) To prevent electrical shocks, be sure to install a ground fault circuit interrupt or between the main power supply and the cord of the machine. 2. Complete grounding The machine should be thoroughly grounded by attaching the grounding clip on the power cord to a known ground. Note to the user: A GFCI must be used when this machine i

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4. Make sure that the switch is off. If you plug in the power cord without realizing that the switch is on, the machine will start, and may cause an accident. When the switch lever (see “Part names”) is tilted toward the ON label, the machine is turned on. When it is tilted toward the OFF label, the machine is turned off. Make sure the switch lever is tilted toward the OFF label before plugging in the cord. 5. Checking the outlet When the plug of the power cord is inserted into the outletand is

Summary of the content on the page No. 18

1. When using the machine 1. WATER SUPPLY HOSE This hose may be connected to any faucet or garden hose. It is composed of a special kinkproof mate- rial. Replacements are available should the hose become damaged however. Water Supply Hose Garden Hose Screw on/off 2. WATER CONTROL VALVE This valve lets you adjust the flow of water through the spindle. It may be used to shup off the water en- tirely when changing discs. When storing the tool overnight, open the valve and drain all water from th

Summary of the content on the page No. 19

3. POWER SWITCH On/Off Switch 2. How to grind Make sure the water is flowing. Move the chamfer machine along the stone workpiece to grind it. Adjust the water flow, traveling speed and pressure while grinding. Switch operation When the switch lever (see “Part names”) is tilted toward the ON label, the machine is turned on. When it is tilted toward the OFF label, the machine is turned off. How to handle wheels After switching the machine ON, and the motor has reached its constant rpm’s, begin

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Maintenance and inspection WARNING Be sure to unplug the cord from the outlet. Otherwise, the Unplug the power machine may start abruptly and it may cause an accident. cord from the outlet. Rubber gloves and waterproof safety boots Always be sure to wear rubber gloves and waterproof safety boots. If they are worn, cracked or have any holes in them, replace them. Checking the attaching screws Before starting any operation, if any screws are loose. If the machine is used with loose screws, it is d


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