QuickWood have been a leader in White wood and sealer sanding since 1990, where the first automatic machines came out of our Italien factory. The machines build would help kitchen cabinet manufactures and door manufactures get a more consistence and less labor intensive finish sanding though the QuickWood automated machines. Since then QuickWood have introduced machines for molding sanding and hand tools for smaller operations.
The QuickWood Brush Sander
The brush sander was pioneered by QuickWood in 1990 where the first brush backed sanding head got developed, the use of Tampico brush where used, this brush comes from the Mexican cactus plant but had the right stiffness and flexibility for what the developers at QuickWood needed. The brush then had an abrasive in front to do the sanding. The brush is used as a hand behind a piece of sandpaper. The brush needed to be flexible so it could contour with the profile of moldings and raised cabinet doors.
When the brush/abrasive system was ready it was time to build machines to put it on. The first machines where rotating machines as the goal would be to get as many angles to the work piece as possible. This was the reason for the QuickWood Pro model that came out in 1996, the standard machines would use just a circle to hit the work piece in as many angles as possible but QuickWood would take it one step further in their Brush sanders, by adding the stacked spindles that turns in a circle and then the overall tub would turn in an oval. This would give the brush sander two movements giving it more angles to the work piece. The move angles would also give the workpiece a broken edge witch all finish room sprayers are looking for so the stain and sealer would sit better on the edge of the door or cabinet.
The QuickWood Molding Sander
The molding sander came shortly after, with a heavy design counter rotating brushes would hit fibers from both sides in a linier action as mouldings stain better when the sanding scratches are liner to the surface. The edges on a molding would also have to be broken slightly to make the stain and sealer penetrate and the QuickWood brush system would do this job flawlessly with a grit p150 0r p180 in the white wood sanding. The other problem with moldings would be knife marks from the molder, these knife marks would be across the surface of the molding. By the QuickWood sanding scratch going opposite the knife marks, if not removed the knife marks would be blended in nicely when stain was applied. QuickWood’s brush sander for moldings are truly and automation for sanding moldings with normal speed of 15-30 feet per min, one operator can get lots of moldings sanded in a short time. Sealer sanding of moldings are also done with the molding sander with slower rotation speed on the spindles a more gentle sanding job is done where edges are not broken though again.