Kwik Mark says its Saw Blade Marking Support for its Kwikmark units is self contained, versatile and simple to operate. A benchtop base with three equally spaced (removable) arms is used to support saw blades ranging from 10" to 72" in diameter. The three sliding spacers may be positioned along the length of the arms to accommodate a saw blade’s size. The steel plate is 24" square and includes four rubber feet to fit onto most bench tops. A 9.5" diameter disc provides the solid support under the marking area.
A pneumatically retracting arbor features interchangeable diameters for centering a range of saw bores. A tapered top cap is used to locate and lock down the Kwikmark with the Porta Stand attachment, which is controlled by the foot pedal.
In operation, a saw is slid to the center and then an operator presses the unit’s foot pedal to extend the arbor. The Kwikmark (with the Porta-Stand) slides toward the arbor. A tapered “pull” lock engages and centers the unit. Then, the foot pedal is released to retract the arbor, which clamps the Kwikmark and saw to the support disc. No other clamping is required.
A standard Porta Stand and Kwikmark may be used for traditional part marking by removing the aluminum plate. The dot peen process “floats” on the material surface during the marking operation, making it suited for flat, curved and irregular surfaces, as well as rough castings. Operators simply press one key on the included keyboard and enter the text to mark.