Alpha® is excited to introduce a new ESC-150 Miter Cutting Kit. It has the new ESC-150 Electric Stone Cutter, which is equipped with a powerful motor capable cutting 1-1/4” (3cm) stone slabs in one pass. It comes with two Carriage Assemblies (ASC-6CSM) to fit on any of the Guide Rails in the included set to provide a portable miter cutting solution. It also contains two Eclipse II blades (DEE006) and Surface Protection Tape.
This system can cut 1-1/4” (3cm) materials with ease and doesn’t require the time-consuming setup typically associated with miter cutting. This system is perfect for making precise miter cuts for the perfect lamination.
How it works: The Carriage Assembly (ASC-6CSM) is designed for straight cuts as well as miter cuts. This carriage has three templates included that assist the install of the stone cutter for left side or right side miter cutting and straight cutting. If you have two sets (Stone Cutter & Carriage Assembly) setup in each direction on the same guide rail, you can cut a V and the edges would be ready for lamination. If you have a single setup (Stone Cutter & Carriage Assembly), the guide rail need only be setup once on the material. The Stone Cutter can then be positioned to create a miter cut, then repositioned for a second miter cut to create the V.
|ESC-150 Wet/Dry Stone Cutter||2|
|ESC-150 Standard Accessories||2|
|6″ Eclipse II Blade (DEE006)||2|
|6” Carriage Assembly (ASC-6CSM)||2|
|Guide Rail 4′ (1.2m) (ASC-GR04)||1|
|Guide Rail 7′ (2.1m) (ASC-GR07)||1|
|Guide Rail 12′ (3.6m) (ASC-GR12)||1|
|Surface Protection Tape (BAB0650)||1|
Question : What is the warranty on the ESC-150?
Answer : One year warranty (See manual for details)
Question : How can I get the parts list and schematic for the ESC-150?
Answer : Visit Alpha’s® website at www.alpha-tools.com or call Alpha® at 800-648-7229.
Question : Can I use ASC-5CSM Universal Carriage System I already own?
Answer : No you cannot use the ASC-5CSM Universal Carriage System due to the fact it is designed for ESC-125 which is a 5” stone cutter. Alpha® offers an ASC-6CSM which is compatible with ESC-150 and PSC-150.
Question : What kind of cutting table do you recommend for ESC-150 Miter Cutting Kit?
Answer : It is dependent on your shop environment and the size of material you are working with. One of the most important points is to stabilize the material while you are cutting in order to get the best results. Alpha® recommends using a Styrofoam sheet that is larger than your material to support entire slab. Styrofoam provides a good support for entire surface and dampens the vibration during the cutting. When you are cutting as dry application, blade should be encapsulated in the Styrofoam so that the dust will not breach out from the bottom of the slab.
Question : What is different between the Omega Diamond Miter Master System and the Alpha® Miter Cutting Kit?
Answer : The Omega system uses two units of 7” Makita angle grinders which draws 15 amp each and the 5” Makita angle grinder draws 12 amp each. The two units are connected and cut together so that you may need to connect with two different circuit breakers. The Alpha® Miter Cutting Kit can be used not only for a miter cut, but also for plunge cut and straight cut using the carriage. Since you can remove the ESC-150 from the carriage, you can use it for many other applications including curve cutting by free hand operation. The Omega system must enter from the side of stone and when the grinder is removed from the carriage, it is just an angle grinder. The Alpha® Miter Cutting Kit uses powerful electric stone cutter that requires less maintenance as compared with the electric angle grinder.
Question : Does the Alpha® Eclipse II blade that is included in the kit cut sintered slabs and large format porcelain panels?
Answer : Alpha® recommends the Eclipse II blade for Quartzite, Granite and Engineered Stone/Quartz-Surfaces. If you are cutting large format porcelain panels, Alpha® recommends the Libero blade for the best performance as well as the Katana blade as an alternative
Question : Does Alpha® offer Pneumatic Miter Cutting Kit?
Answer : Yes. Alpha® offers Pneumatic version of Miter Cutting Kit that comes with PSC-150 Pneumatic Stone Cutter instead of the ESC-150 Electric Wet/Dry Stone Cutter.