Adjust the Lägler FLIP Wheel Settings to Change Aggressiveness
Did you know you can adjust the aggressiveness of the Lägler FLIP?
It’s not about the pressure you apply. It doesn’t take any more effort on your part.
For rougher or finer sanding with the FLIP, you only need to take a quick minute to adjust the angle of the machine, using the two wheel posts (See “Adjusting
the Guide Rollers” section in the operation manual). You do that with the universal spanner, the T-shaped screwdriver that accompanies a purchase of
a new FLIP.
The black spanner handle is marked with “short” on one end and “long” on the other. Short and long refer to the short and long FLIP attachments. Use the
appropriate end of the spanner handle to apply the standard wheel setting for whichever FLIP attachment you are using. For the corner attachment, use
the short spanner.
It’s important to use the same setting for both wheels. Otherwise, the FLIP will sit unevenly on the floor, and it will cut unevenly.
How to Set the Standard FLIP Wheel Position
With the FLIP turned off and unplugged, follow these easy steps to make sure you are sanding evenly and with the least amount of physical effort:
- Loosen the black locknut by hand or by using the universal spanner.
- Use the appropriate setting (short or long) to measure the space between the guide roller/wheel and the yellow arm of the FLIP’s fan housing, while
unscrewing the roller to adjust height.
- Retighten the locknut.
- Repeat the above steps to set the second guide roller position.
If your settings are even, the sanding area will appear centered in front of the FLIP. Uneven guide roller settings will produce sanding that is off-center
to the left or right, to whichever wheel is set lower.
Adjusting for Fine vs. Rough Sanding
For finer sanding with the FLIP, close the gap between the wheel and the fan housing arm. To increase aggressiveness, increase the space between the wheel
and the fan housing arm.
Another way to look at it is that the higher the locknut is set when tightened, the rougher the FLIP is set to cut. The lower the locknut is set when tightened,
the finer the FLIP is set to sand.
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Related FLIP Parts
Guide Roller: LNA# P626 | Mfr# 100.45.01.105
Universal Spanner: P1230 | 000.91.40.001