The trimming of vacuum formed mouldings can be a laborious and skilled process, making it difficult in a teaching environment.
The 145 has been specifically developed for the trimming of mouldings with a thickness of up to 3mm. The machine is fitted with an electric motor powering a small diameter (3.2mm) carbide slot drill. The cutter is fully covered by a spring-loaded guard, which also acts as a material clamp and a guide. The fence can be adjusted to either trim into the corner of a moulding, or leave a small flange suitable for gluing or mounting. For larger flanges, an optional large-diameter guide is also available.
The cutting process generates a small amount of swarf, and we recommend that a vacuum cleaner is connected to the port in the work table of the machine to collect this.