Powerfiles/Finger File Machines
All our powerfile belt sander machines are designed for professional industrial use so you can be confident in buying your new file sander. The Beltit Powerfile machines are available in a range of options to suit your particular application. Choose from:
SH Range Powerfiles: Variable speed control, widest range of inter-changeable arm options. SH Beltit machines are designed for the professional stainless steel fabricator and for metal polishing. Power options: 110 volt, 230 volt, air driven.
BG Range Powerfiles: Fixed speed motor, a range of inter-changeable arm options. The BG range of finger-file machines are designed for general fabrication work. Grinding complex profiles, shaping and finishing. Power options: 110 volt, 230 volt, air driven.
BF Range Tools: Fixed speed motor, a choice of 3 different fixed sanding arm options. The BF range of belt file sanders are designed for the production environment where regular deburring, grinding & linishing tasks are repeated. Power options: 110 volt, 230 volt, air driven.
Need a longer arm? Beltit powerfiles machines can also fit longer arms to allow for greater access. Follow the link to buy from our full range of Powerfile Arms.
Powerfiles/Finger File Machines FAQs
When should I use variable speed on a powerfile machine?
Control is particularly beneficial when working on stainless steel or aluminium, whether you are grinding, finishing or polishing. Reducing speed will also remove heat from the grinding process, which will increase abrasive belt life and reduce the risk of damaging the workpiece.
Is it easy to change the arm on a Beltit belt file?
Yes. Simply pop the belt off, loosen the locking nut, drop in the replacement arm and tighten the machine up. As long as the previous belt was well tracked, you probably won't have to track the belt again.
When do I need to track the belts on a Beltit powerfile?
When you are first setting up your Beltit belt file, you may need to track the belts, but that is a simple process. There is a small adjustment wheel at the base of the arm. Whilst the machine is turned off, move the belt by hand to see if it ‘runs true’ on the contact wheel. If it moves along the wheel to the left or right, then make a quarter turn adjustment and check again. Tracking is rarely needed once the machine is up and running.
Is it worth the extra cost to have inter-changeable arms on my belt file?
It depends. Inter-changeability adds flexibility to your belt file. If you only want to do one process, just buy one arm, or buy a machine with a fixed arm. Working in a more general metal fabrication industry, one day you may need a different arm.
Is it possible to vary the speed on air files?
Better quality air tools such as the Beltit belt files have an air regulator which gives some speed control. However, please be aware that belt files need a good volume air feed to work with at full torque, so you cannot drop it too far. If the air pressure drops too low, then the air file will stall on the workpiece.