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Finitube Tube Sander & Polishing Machine

When the Finitube was first developed around 18 years ago, Cibo took the opportunity to look at other machines on the market.  Existing machines on the market did a reasonable job on straight tubes but really struggled to polish curved tubes.  The problem was the way the tube polishers were held.  A wishbone type construction meant that control was lost on the bends, so Cibo took a different approach.

 

When Cibo created the Finitube, they built the arm to wrap around the tube working in the horizontal plain.  This means that when operating the Finitube, the control hand is directly over the tube so that the belt can wrap well around the tube. The tube then becomes an additional contact wheel for the belts.  Wrapping around the tube actually helps keep the belts on the machine rather than throwing them off.

 

Bends become easy with the Finitube.

Blend any previous sanding marks with the FF87/120/675X40 belts and then finish with the VT/RC2/675X40 medium SCM belts to leave a soft satin 240 grit finish.

Q-Rail tubes have slightly finer finish than standard steel stock, which is normally around a 240 grit finish.  Pre-finish the tube with the FF87180/675X40 belts and then use the VT/RC3/675X40 very fine SCM belts to blend the finish with the original Q-Rail tube.

It is possible to do small repair work but we do not recommend hand held tube polishers for large scale mirror polishing.  Use the VT/T00/675X40 non-abrasive SCM belts with our PV/101 polishing soap once you have prepared the surface.

Note: It is worth spending time applying lots of polish to the belt for it’s first use. Turn the machine speed up to 5 or 6 to increase the working temperature, this will ensure the polish works quickly.