Before establishing Larick Machinery, Inc. in 1988, I was an engineer for a medium sized cabinet company. We had recently discovered a stretchable abrasive for profile sanding wheels which, to our surprise, WORKED!! We knew there were thousands of others who could also benefit from this profile sanding system, so we designed a profile sander with every feature WE wanted if WE were setting it up and using it every day. The result is the MODEL 360. It has a tilting spindle with a scale, variable speed, vertical AND horizontal adjustment--unique to Larick in this price range--which is one of its most beneficial features. It allows use of a simple, fixed fence for the initial setup, and provides the operator with a means of adjusting sanding pressure or compensating for wheel wear by simply turning a handwheel.
Larick's value priced MODEL 120 profile sander features variable speed and vertical adjustment. It is ideal for sanding arched or straight raised panels and for applications not requiring a tilting spindle. A fence is optional.
The MODEL 410 SHAPER/SANDER, introduced in 1995, has a six inch wide feed chain with four rows of hold down tires for exceptional part stability, one shaper station and two counter-rotating profile sanding stations with forward and reverse tilt. Digital readouts on sander and shaper positions allow rapid profile changes. Optional floating shaping and sanding stations give the "410" the ability to shape and sand pre-arched raised panels! Larick has been the innovative leader in Shaper/Sanders: the first to shape and sand arched panels; the first with a wide feed conveyor; the first with standard variable speed shaper, sanders, and feed; the first to use a chipbreaker fence, and many other features.
Larick also manufactures custom profiled sanding wheels to use on either our sanders or others. We use a patented, stretchable, velcro backed abrasive which conforms to a profile as it is stretched around a formed wheel. Available grits are 100, 120, 150, and 180. Our sanding wheels combine aggressive sanding with low cost to give exceptional value!
Great news for you is that labor savings alone can pay for a machine and, as a bonus, quality and consistency will improve significantly. A demonstration video showing features, setup, operation, and results is available. I feel we have developed the most versatile, user friendly profile sanders on the market at very competitive prices. Thank you for your time and interest in our products. We look forward to serving you in the near future.
Larry Schwarz, President