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Shark Fin Board Turner: FAQs

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Posted by on August 13, 2018

Redwood Plastics and Rubber has sold the Shark Fin Board Turning system for well over 20 years. In that time we’ve received plenty of questions about the system and its capabilities and as with any solution, the same set of questions tend to come up. This article is meant to address as many of these as we can – in no particular order:

What are the largest sized boards that can be turned?

Shark Fin has turned boards up to 6″ x 12″ successfully.

What speed can Shark Fin run at?

75LPM or less is ideal, this makes Shark Fin an excellent solution for hardwood mills.

How much does it cost?

This is dependent on several factors including table length, number of graders, and lug pitch. On average one-grader systems start around $18,000 with the largest systems around $60,000. This is very economical compared to other board turning or grading systems.

How do I get it quoted?

There is a simple 1 page quote request form that can be found by region here.

NOTE: The quote is not valid if a sawmill engineer needs to get involved. Redwood Plastics and Rubber provides *parts only*. Installation and design support is not available unless a sawmill engineer is brought in. We have all regions of North America covered.

What is the lead time to get my system?

4-5 weeks is the standard delivery time.

Can I have it quoted “piecemeal”?

The Shark Fin system is designed to function as a kit. Removing any portion of the kit may result in substantially lower performance of the over board turner. The only case a substitution or declining of components is when a direct substitute is available. For example, certain sawmill engineers use their own plastic drive sprockets with the system.

What does the spare parts kit come with?

Each Shark Fin system comes with a spare parts kit. It comes with a couple lugs and an extra turner star. Extra parts in the future can be purchased from Redwood Plastics and Rubber.

What is the guarantee?

If our parts are defective and discovered within 30 days of delivery, we will replace them. However, there is no refund on the system itself.

What are the advantages of Shark Fin over competing systems?

Shark Fin is simple and relies on gravity for its turning power. This means that Shark Fin will not cost you extra money and the simplicity makes it very cost-competitive with more complicated competitors. We also have many testimonials from customers with a proven track record over decades of use.

For more information on the Redco Shark Fin Board Turning System contact an expert today.




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