Bandit Gen 6 Instructions – Version 3.2
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Step 1 - Weld the Tooling Arm Receptacle Tubes Together
- Take the two Tooling Arm Tubes and put them next to each other as per the video and clamp them together so they can be tack welded together.
- The two Tooling Arm Tubes will form the Body of the grinder
Note: Make sure the holes are at the top, just as in the video.
Step 2 - Weld the Motor Plate to the Tooling Arm Tubes.
- The motor plate gas strut mounting hole is not tapped. You can tap it now or later using a 1/4-20 size tap
- Make sure the Motor Plate, is flush with the Tooling Arm tubes, if not you might have to grind off some of the welding in the previous step
- Make sure there is enough clearance between the Gas Strut and the Tooling Arm Receiver Tubes
- Make sure the hole in the Motor Plate lines up with the holes in the Tooling Arm Tubes
- Once aligned clamp the two-part together
Step 3 - Weld the Tracking Pillar/Raiser to the Tooling Arm Tubes
- Using a flat piece of steel or tubing clamp it to the Tracking Pillar.
- Use a second clamp to clamp the piece of steel or tubing to the Tooling Arm Tubes as per the video.
- The Tracking Pillar should be about 1/2 inch from the edge of the Tooling Arm Tubes
4. At this point you can just tack weld the Tracking Pillar to the Tooling Arm Body and then come back later to do a more secure weld.
Step 4 - Weld the Hinges to the Tooling Arm Tubes
- Use the supplied Bolt to assemble Hinges, add washers for spacing. (Note Welding the Hinges might cause the bolt to get stuck due to Warping, make sure there is enough clearance on the hinges)
- Optional you can use a piece of 3/4 inch threaded rod approximately 12 inches long add the washers as per the diagram below
- Leave about 1/4 inch between the edges of the Tooling Arm Tubes.
- Weld-on the outside of the Hinges
Step 5 - Weld the Pillars/Raisers to the Foot Plate
Weld the Pillars to the Foot Plate
- You can weld each Pillar individually or you can take the two Pillars and keep them assembled to the Grinder Body and just sit it down approximately in the middle of the Foot Plate
- Make sure there is enough clearance for the electric motor to rotate from a horizontal to a vertical position
- If your electric motor does not rotate you can move the footplate towards the front. For even more clearance you can mount the footplate on top of a piece of wood to raise the footplate.
- Make sure everything is square before tack welding the Pillars to the footplate
Step 6 - Drill the Holes for the Tracking Mechanism.
- The new updated kit comes with all the holes pre-drilled and tapped.
Step 7 - Weld tapped Round Disc to the Tracking Arm
- We also included a pre-tapped round disc which must be welded to the tracking arm. The round disc fits into the big hole as pictured in the mage below:
Step 8 - Assembling the Chassis after it is Painted
- Before painting your grinder make sure the grinders tilting action is fully functional.
- You might have to clean up the holes with sandpaper after it has been painted.
Step 9 - Attach the Tracking Arm to the Chassis
- Mounting the Tracking Arm to the Tracking Pillar is an easy step and should be self-explanatory
- Watch the video for details
Step 10 - Attach the Tracking Mechanism
- The NEW Updated kit has all the holes pre-drilled
- Install the Tracking Mechanism as per the Video Instructions.
Step 11 - Install the Tooling Arm into the Tubes
- Insert the Flange Nuts
- Tighten the flange nuts levers without the tooling arms installed which will help to seat the Flange Nuts into the holes.
- Losen the lever all the way and install the Tooling Arm
Step 12 - Installing the Gas Strut, this is a BIG Improvement over SPRINGS
- Install the Gas Strut, all holes are pre drilled and pre-tapped.
- Install the Handle
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