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    This Weeks Video Release: SECS Ed. II

    Learned a few things since we released this a year ago.
    You are never too old to learn a little more about SECS.
    https://youtu.be/b1unZISMx7o

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    John, Thanks for a great update to a much welcomed education on all the causes and preventions of lens slippage. Another little devil that has entered into this picture is the, harder than plastic, Trivex lens.
    They shorten the standard rough wheel's life by a factor of 3 and, the Trivex wheel (with perforations) by a factor of 6! This phenomena is further accelerated by the age of the wheel, which would normally be replaced about every 6 years, (with Trivex, every 2 years).
    As a result we often get calls from customers seeing slipping more and more with wheels that are about 4 years old and, because of their higher volume of Trivex, lost the grinding effectiveness. We even have some customers replacing their Trivex wheel every year when edging a mix of 80% Trivex jobs.

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    That's interesting

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    As I posted on YT: That is good information to have. If I ran a store that preferred Trivex I'd calculate that into my pricing for that product. Probably bump up the retail price $1 maybe 1 pound but in the end I'd cover the cost of replacing my wheels as often as they should be. Savings there are pretty broad, wear-and-tear on edger, remake costs, lost customer satisfaction...

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    I was trying to point out that, in conversations about slippage with our customers, seldom are wheels suspect as a variable contributing to this issue. Contrary to cutting blades that are replaced more often, wheels are considered to last indefinitely. As a result, it is most often over looked as a contributor to slippage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Santinelli View Post
    I was trying topoint out that, in conversations about slippage with our customers, seldom arewheels suspect as a variable contributing to this issue. Contrary to cuttingblades that are replaced more often, wheels are considered to last indefinitelyand are the last to be replaced but most often over looked as a contributor toslippage.

    And not just the roughing wheel. The finishing wheels need to be cleaned/sharpened on a regular basis, especially if 1.67 is in the mix. This takes little time and is easy to do. Rule of thumb, clean finishing wheels weekly in a high volume facility, and at least monthly in a low volume facility. Replace all wheels at the same time you replace the roughing wheel. Heck, most edgers will tell when to clean your wheels.

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