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  • 1) Sets up and operates machines to sharpen ledger and fly blades of cloth-shearing machines: Removes blades from shearing machine, using chain hoist.

  • 2) Mounts and squares ledger blade in jig of grinding machine, using straightedge and level.

  • 3) Turns handwheels to set blade at specified angle and to position grinding stone against blade.

  • 4) Starts machine that automatically moves rotating abrasive stone along edge of ledger blade.

  • 5) Measures blade edge, using micrometer, to determine when thickness is within specified tolerances.

  • 6) Resets machine to grind undercut on ledger blade.

  • 7) Mounts spiral blade in brackets of grinding machine.

  • 8) Turns various wheels to set both ends of blade equidistant from grinding head.

  • 9) Starts machine that rotates abrasive stone and fly blade in opposite directions and moves stone along edge of blade, grinding blade until flaws are removed.

  • 10) Measures diameter of blade with calipers at intervals along surface of blade to detect uneven grinding.

  • 11) Replaces damaged spirals on fly blade, using handtools.

  • 12) Mounts fly blade and ledger blade on lapping rig and starts machine that grinds blades against each other, using emery powder and oil, to finish edges.

  • 13) Boils blades in chemical solution to remove oil and abrasive dust.

  • 14) Applies preservative oil to blades.




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DOT:   628.382-014

Job Number: 9253