- June 20, 2016
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Review: Radius Master RM-48B Linisher
Radius Master RM-48B Linisher: The Introduction
When shaping and finishing wood or other materials, there is only one equipment that you can heavily count on. And that’s a belt linisher. Essentially, this tool is said to be the “working bee” of the sanding world. Not only can it help you create curved lines perfectly, it can also be your partner if you want to smoothen very rough surfaces.
Now, given this fact, it’s no longer surprising why belt linishers have become the basic necessity in many workshops here in Australia. If you’re also in need of one, no worries as I can share with you the top brands that are currently making a name for themselves on the market. I’ll start with the Radius Master RM-48B Linisher. This model, particularly, has garnered several positive feedback from numerous operators and metal fabricators. Let’s find out why by digging into its features and capabilities.
Radius Master RM-48B Linisher: Key Features
Power and performance
Being in the metalworking industry for quite some time now, I’m already familiar with how good the Radius Master’s products are. All of their machines are indeed very powerful and dependable, which probably set them apart from the rest.
Their RM-48B linisher, specifically, incorporates 7 workstations and 5 contact wheels that deliver excellent pipe notching performance every time. It also has an outstanding tracking that enables it to notch sharp corners at the edge of the belt. Though for me, the most noteworthy feature of it is the fact that it is the only belt grinder that can accurately track the heaviest backed belts. This is great if you’re thinking of utilising it for drill and cutter sharpening jobs. In terms of specs, the RM-48B equips a 240V 1.5kW motor and a 50 x1220mm belt.
Quality and usability
Upon testing this Radius Master linisher, another aspect that caught my interest was its user-friendliness. To be exact, the RM-48B requires no time in dismantling and accessory change-over. Therefore, saving you effort and production work. The guards covering its contact wheels are also easy to engage and disengage. Not only that, you can even adjust its handle position on all clamp levels. Finally, tasks such as belt changing and belt tracking can be made easier, too, making the equipment one of the most versatile linishers that we have ever tested.
The RM-48B is more than just quality and power. Impressively, it is ergonomic in terms of construction, too. It has this dust proof switch and durable body that allowed us to laid it on its side for tough tasks, like profiling pipe notching. It also has sealed bearings Teflon gaskets and adjustable pivots that result in longer service life. When bought, it will come complete with a tool rest, one zirconia belt, 5 contact wheels, and a notching tilt table.
Radius Master RM-48B Linisher: Price
New: $1,850 AUD ($2,035 GST Inclusive) – Hare & Forbes MachineryHouse
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Radius Master RM-48B Linisher: The Verdict
With all these superb features, there’s no wonder why the Radius Master RM-48B has earned several good reviews from many operators. Basing from our test, this linisher model is truly dependable and high-performance given that it has a powerful motor and belt that let it finish tough material smoothening tasks in a jiffy. It is ergonomically built as well. With sealed bearings Teflon gaskets, you’re sure to have an equipment that could last for a long time. Overall, I find it useful for fabricators, welders, engineers, toolmakers, mechanics, and stainless specialists.