Why must I use genuine Surcare Accessory Pads on Surcare SMF-Series of machines?

Accessory Pads other than genuine Surcare Accessory Pads are not specifically designed for Surcare products. Genuine Surcare clover shaped accessory pads are designed with the whole unit in mind and thus have been manufactured to achieve the best results whilst keeping the work surface cool and directing the collection of debris into the specially made shroud then into vacuum unit or dust extraction unit. The design of a genuine Surcare accessory pad allows for the debris to travel between the discs to be collected by the shroud, and to keep the work surface and pad cool.

Donut shaped pads are not supported by a center peg which stabilizes the accessory pad and will not pick up the debris formed in the process of finishing, leading to a collection of material in the centre of the donut and pooling of debris on the work surface, and finally results in both the pad and the work surface getting too hot. This also results in the PVC Drive Plate overheating and eventually loosening the alloy pegs on the Drive Plate.

Please note that unauthorised use of non-Surcare parts on a Surcare machine will void the Warranty given on these machines.

What applications can the Surcare Series of machines be utilised on?

Applications include: Solid surface, timber, veneer, metals including spray on metals, marble, laminated surfaces, two pack, fibreglass, application of oils, polishing, sanding between coats and more.

What are the specifications of the Surcare SMF-200 Sander & Microfinisher?
  • Weight: 20Kgs
  • Height: 420mm
  • Voltage: Available in 240 Volt (50Hz) and 110 Volt (60Hz)
  • Horsepower: (0.55Kw) 3/4 HP
  • RPM: 1450 for 240 Volt, 1750 for 110 Volt
  • Orbit Stroke Size: 19mm (3/4″)
  • Central Vac Ready: Yes
  • Brushless Motor
  • Discs: 4 x 150mm (6″) discs-uses off shelf abrasive discs, no holes recommended.
What are the specifications of the SMF-V4?
  • Weight:12kgs
  • Height:320mm
  • Voltage available in 240V (50Hz) & 110V (60Hz)
  • Horsepower: 0.375Kw (1/2HP)
  • RPM: 2800 for 240 Volt, 3400 for 110 Volt
  • Orbit Stroke size:6mm
  • Central Vac Ready: Yes
  • Brushless Motor
  • Discs: 4 x 125mm (4 x 5″) hook & loop discs (no holes recommended) 13″ overall.
  • A 600mm extension handle is available.
  • Unlike the SMF-TETRAD there is no solid state switching.
What industries are Surcare machines suitable for?

Building industry, furniture manufacturers (indoor & outdoor), kitchen manufacturers, cabinetmakers, joiners, metal polishers and many others.

What models are available?

Surcare Australia has 2models available  within the SMF-Series of sanding and micro finishing machines.

The SMF-200 and the SMF-V4

All machines are random orbital and take off shelf 150mm or 125mm hook & loop discs (no holes recommended).

All machines operate on the Quick Grit Change System which allows management of grit and the changeover of 4 discs at once by changing accessory pad rather then grit.

See individual entries for specifications of models.

What were the factors considered when designing and manufacturing Surcare machines?
  • ERGONOMICS – Designed to taker the labour intensity out of the finishing process.
  • PERFORMANCE – Achieves results, capable of bulk removal or fine finishing. Provides a flat even predictable finish.
  • AFFORDABILITY – For the time saved in the finishing process, the investment is repaid quickly. Can you affiord not to have a Surcare machine in your workshop or on site?
  • TIME MANAGEMENT – Reduces finishing time. Covers a large area utilising 4 abrasive discs at once.
  • DUST EXTRACTION – A high quality unique system of dust extraction that enables excess dust and fine material to be transported to a sealed waste site.
Where does the name Surcare come from?

‘Surcare’ is short for Surface Care.

Are the Surcare SMF-Series of Sanders & Microfinishers Random Orbital?

Yes. The Surcare SMF-Series of Sanders & Microfinishers are all Random Orbital multidisc sanders

What is the minimum width of material to be finished?

Surcare Australia recommends no less than 250mm wide for the SMF-200 and no less than 200mm wide for the SMF-V4.

However that said, several pieces can be clamped together for example and sanded as one piece

Can the Surcare SMF Sander & Microfinisher series of machines operate on vertical surfaces?

The Surcare SMF-200 Sander & Microfinisher was designed for horizontal surfaces.

What type of abrasive discs do the Surcare SMF-Series take?

The Surcare SMF-Series Sanding & Microfinishing machines take either 4 x 150mm (6″) discs (for the SMF-200), or 4 x 125mm (5″) discs for the SMF-V4 and operates on a hook & loop system. 150mm (6″) abrasive discs and 125mm (5″) abrasive discs are available off shelf. The material to be finished (solid surface, timber, metals etc) will determine the abrasives to be utilised. If utilising Trizact for example, which does not operate on a hook & loop system, one just utilises an interface pad, placed between the accessory pad and the abrasive disc. Interface pads are available through abrasive suppliers. No holes recommended in discs.

Accordion Panel

No. The accessory pad that houses either the 4 x 150mm (6″) discs or 4 x 125mm (5″) discs spins in a random orbit.

What is the Quick Grit Change System?

The Quick Grit Change System is a system that allows the operator to change 4 discs simultaneously by removal of one accessory pad to be replaced with another accessory pad.

Each accessory pad houses 4 x 150mm (6″) discs or 4 x 125mm (5″) discs.

The operator can either utilise the same accessory pad and remove the 4 abrasive discs of one grade grit to be replaced with another 4 abrasive discs of a different grade grit or he can remove the accessory pad that houses one grade grit to be replaced with another accessory pad that houses a different grade grit.

Accessory pads can then be stored with a certain grade abrasive grit..

What is the difference between an Nieva Accessory Pad and an Eneva Accessory Pad?

Nieva Accessory Pads are closed cell, more rigid pads and are utilised for bulk removal, levelling surfaces and joins.

Eneva Accessory Pads are open celled, more flexible pads and are utilised for microfinishing, that is getting the finish you require.

How often do Accessory Pads need to be replaced?

It is debateable as to when Accessory Pads need replacing. It depends on how often one is utilising the machine and the work performed. Certainly with time the Accessory Pad will deteriorate and will need to be replaced. Over time the cells within the pad will break and the finish required will not be achieved as efficiently. If you notice that it is taking longer than it has in the past to achieve the same finish then it may be time to order more pads.

When not in use, how do I store a Surcare SMF-Series Sander & Microfinisher?

The Surcare SMF-Series of Sanders and Microfinishers can be stored in either 2 ways.

Either the machine is left resting on the euythane handles on its side, or it can be stored in an upright position.

If the machine is left in an upright position, accessory pads should not be left underneath the machine but hung up and stored.

Where are the Surcare SMF-Series of Sander & Microfinishers made?

The Surcare Series of machines are made and assembled in Australia.

Which countries are utilising Surcare SMF Sanders & Microfinishers?

Surcare SMF Sanders & Microfinishers are being utilised in the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kingdom Saudi Arabia
  • Lebanon
  • New Caladonia
  • New Zealand
  • Norfolk Island
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switerland
  • UK
  • USA