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SVG 850 - User manual


Congratulations on your purchase of the ELITE model SVG 850 saw blade grinding machine.

Read this guide before you start.

The SVG 850 is an automatic grinding machine for the top and face of circular saws with tungsten carbide teeth from ø100 to ø850 mm.
It comes equipped with 5 CNC axis for complete machining of all common teeth geometries in one cycle.

This manual introduces you to the main functions of the grinder in order to avoid risks to your health or that may cause a breakdown or premature wear of the machine.

In case of any doubt, please contact us or one of our authorized distributors.

Informative Note: The use described in the manual of this circular saw sharpener described therein may present some variations in use as our machinery is subject to possible construction modifications, depending on the incorporation of technological advances in our sharpening equipment.


2.1.Safety regulations

Carefully observe and apply the following safety rules, not respecting these rules may cause personal injury or damage to the machine itself.

The installation and maintenance of the machine described in this manual must be carried out only by operators who are familiar with its operation and have sufficient technical knowledge.

The ELITE sharpening machines of the SVG 850 model range have been designed for the sharpening of circular saws with carbide teeth, excluding any other type of operation.













These warnings do not include all possible risks that improper use of the machine could cause. For this reason, the operator must proceed with prudence and observing the rules.

2.2.Use and storage of the instruction manual

This instruction manual must be read and understood by all personnel who come into contact with the machine.

This manual is for:

  • Indicate the correct use of the machine according to the type of work to be carried out.
  • Provide the necessary instructions for the transport, adjustment and maintenance of the machine.
  • Facilitate the ordering of spare parts and information of risks.

Limits of use of the manual:
The machine is intended for professional use and therefore the experience of the operator is required and of vital importance.

Importance and conservation of the manual:
This manual must be considered part of the machine and must therefore be attached to it until the end of its use.

Additional information and clarifications:
The user, owner or maintenance person can contact the manufacturer to request any additional information on the use of the machine and possible modalities for maintenance and repair intervention.

Expiration of responsibility:
The manufacturer is considered exempt from any liability in the event of:

  • Improper use of the machine
  • Use of the machine by untrained persons
  • Serious failures in scheduled maintenance
  • Unauthorized interventions or modifications
  • Use of non-original spare parts.

2.3.Declaration of conformity

The company hereby:
Elite Sharpening Machines, SLU
Joan Oró, 27
ES-08635 Sant Esteve Sesrovires

Declares that the product indicated below, based on its conception and construction, as well as the version put on the market by our company, complies with the mandatory basic health and safety requirements of the CE directive.

This declaration loses its validity in the event of unauthorized modifications to the product.

Product name: ELITE model SVG 850
Product type: Circular saws sharpening machine
Serial No.: __

EC Directive Competences:

  • EC Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC)
  • European directive on electromagnetic compatibility (2014/30/EU)
  • The protection purposes of the CE low voltage directive (2006/95/CE) were fulfilled according to annex I, nr. 1.5.1 of the machinery directive 2006/42/EC

The technical documentation was compiled by legal representative of the documentation:

Sergi Valls Gramunt
Joan Oró, 27
ES-08635 Sant Esteve Sesrovires

Date / manufacturer - Signature: __
Signatory data: Sergi Valls Gramunt, manager


In the following information table, find the list of technical specifications of the sharpening machine described in this manual.

Saw blade outside diameterFrom ø100 to ø850 mm. (4" to 33,5")
Saw blade hole diameterFrom ø10 mm.
Saw blade thicknessUp to 8 mm.
Tooth pitchUp to 125 mm.
Clearance angleFrom +5º to +25º
Bevel angleFrom -45º to +45º
Grinding pathUp to 25 mm.
Available tooth shapesFlat (F) - Single bevel (L/H or R/H) - Alternate (ATB) - Alternate and bevel (HGB) - Pointed tooth (PTR) - Triple chip (TRZ) - Pointed and flat - Triple chip and flat (TCG) - Double triple chip (D/T/C) - Combination (SLR)
Hook angleFrom -10º to +25º
Grinding pathUp to 20 mm.
Available tooth shapesStandard face flat
Grinding wheel motor0,33 kW
Grinding wheel speedAdjustable from 2500 to 5000 RPM
Grinding wheel diameter for topø150 mm.
Grinding wheel diameter for faceø175 / 200 mm.
5 CNC axisA: feed pawl - B: tooth hook angle - X: grinding load - Y: tooth lateral angle - Z: grinding path
Machine dimensions1650 x 1200 x 1900mm.
Machine weight640 Kg.


A 6 bar air connection is required.
Connection voltage: 220/400V 2Ph 50/60Hz
Required connection power: 2.5 kW


  • Saw holder for incisors with a diameter of 100 to 210 mm.
  • Saw holder for discs with a diameter of 210 to 850 mm.
  • Centering ring: ø30 mm.
  • Grinding wheel holder for face and back sharpening wheels
  • Feeding pawl of 3 mm.
  • Device for serial sharpening of equal diameters
  • Lighting of the work area using LED lamp
  • Preparation to connect to machine filtration system or centralized filtration system.


The ELITE SVG 850 is delivered packed in a wooden crate.

During all transport and transfer, the machine must be kept in its original vertical position, any variation in this position may lead to the loss of the guarantee.


Machine modelPacking dimensions (mm)Gross weight (kg)
SVG 8501970 x 1480 x 2200 mm.740

4.1.Instructions for unpacking and setting up

Take special care when lifting the load: The load may not be centered!

To lift or move the load, use a forklift with blades long enough to support the machine, taking into account the width and depth of the machine for the calculation of the weights to lift.

Once the packaging has been opened, remove the fixing stops from the feet of the machine

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Remove protections before connecting the machine


5.1.Machine placement

Before any work make sure that the machine is well aligned and does not oscillate at any of its ends, in which case it must be wedged to avoid movements. For its correct level it is necessary to use a leveling tool. This check must be carried out both longitudinally and transversally.

Poorly leveling the machine can cause unwanted vibrations and premature wear of the linear guides.

Before connecting it, remove all packaging protections that the machine has for transport.


WARNING: The machine must not be used under any circumstances by unqualified or unauthorized personnel.

5.2.Electrical connection



The electrical connection of the machine must be carried out by qualified technical personnel only at the voltage indicated in the machine order / machine identification plate.
For any doubt about the voltage, consult the manufacturer before the connection.

Any claim for an incorrect connection will be out of warranty.

5.3.Main components of the machine


  1. Machine operation door.
  2. Full enclosure.
  3. Machine control panel.

5.4.Control panel


  1. LCD screen
  2. Z axis up / grinding wheel up.
  3. X axis left / grinding wheel left.
  4. X axis right / grinding wheel right.
  5. Z axis down / grinding wheel down.
  6. START button.
  7. STOP button.
  8. Emergency stop.

Control panel operation


In this section we show you to operate the ELITE SVG 850 in order to work.


NOTE: The data that appears in the different images are by way of example, each type of tool has its recommended data and a skilled operator must know them.

Emergency stop

It's the round red button. In the event that there is a failure in use or a dangerous situation is being created, it allows the immediately disconnection of the machine.

Should not be used unless strictly necessary.

Once used, to use the machine again, you must pull it to return to the initial position, additional referencing and setting up must be needed.

WARNING: Under no circumstances should this control be modified or manipulated, this automatically puts the operator and people around him in danger of serious injury.

Sharpening operation

To start the sharpening process, you must first make sure that the emergency stop button is not activated.

DANGER: never manipulate the buttons on the control panel while changing the abrasive wheel: danger of very serious injuries. It is highly recommended to switch off and disconnect from power mains the machine when working inside the machine.


WARNING: before start to rotate the grinding wheel make sure that it is well attached to the wheel holder where it is located and that NOBODY is manipulating in the area where it rotates. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD THE WHEEL BE STARTED WHILE SOMEONE IS HANDLING IT.

SVG 850 Set up

6.1.Machine power on and axis homing

Turn on the machine setting the main switch in the ON position, deactivate the emergency stop in case it is active.

The machine screen turns on and the green light of the indicator lamp lights up indicating that machine is now powered.

Now check that no axis will collide with the grinding wheel to start the homing process.

Then close the cabin door and press the start button (START) and follow the instructions on the screen.

IMPORTANT: Do not open the cabin door while the machine is homing. If you accidentally open it, turn the machine off and repeat the process.

Once the machine has finished referencing it is ready to work and the working menu is shown in the LCD screen.

6.2.Changing the grinding wheel

Necessary tools: Fixed wrench No. 17.

With the machine switched off, remove the hex screw from the bottom of the grinding wheel. Hold the wheel and wheel holder ring throughout so that it does not fall.
Now insert the new grinding wheel.
Reposition the locating ring in the correct position so that the locating pin passes through the locating ring.
Replace the hex bolt and tighten.

6.3.Changing the saw holder

The ELITE model SVG 850 sharpening machine comes equipped with two (2) saw blade supports. One up to ø850 mm and another support for small saw blades <ø200 mm..

To exchange the supports, remove the two (2) screws and save them. Now we have the support outside. It is important to make sure that when the support comes out, the centering pin remains in its position. When the 10 mm centering pin wears out due to using, it will be necessary to be exchanged for a new one.

Next, place the other saw blade support, and make sure to fix it again. Now, the centering pin itself limits the diameter that we can put on the saw blade.

The mounting of the saw blade is the same as with the other support: use a centering ring and now we can mount the saw blade to be sharpened. It is ready to work.

6.4.Adjustment of the indexing feed cam according to the diameter of the circular saw

Depending on the diameter of the blade, the indexing feed cam will need to be adjusted in order for the indexing pawl to advance the teeth of the saw.

NOTE: To adjust the indexing feed cam the indexing feed pawl must be in its lower position. Otherwise the force of the spring will move the indexing pin to the lowest position and we will lose the current position.


7.1.Sharpening the top of the tooth

To approximate the grinding wheel to the top of the tooth, once we have verified that we have placed the appropriate grinding wheel for sharpening the top or external part of the tooth, we should go to the last screen of the working program and press the START button. An informative message will appear on the screen, the machine will ask to start spinning the grinding wheel. If we press the START button again the machine moves so you can now set the initial grinding points.

Next, we have to close the clamp by pressing the clamping button of the control panel (see control panel picture to locate the button). Then we can press the feed pawl movement button to verify that we are in the correct tooth, as requested by the machine set up screen, and then we should move the indexing pin away, to avoid collision from the grinding wheel. At this point, we should follow the guide in the LCD screen menu to follow the instructions to touch the grinding wheel with the tooth.

From here, we can move the axis using the movement buttons of the control panel, to approach at fast speed or, if we press the menu selector once, at slow speed.

To begin the approximation, start the movement with the fast speed selected, once the grinding wheel is quite close, then select the slower speed to do the fine approximation phase until we gently touch the tooth with the grinding wheel. Always with visual support.

Once the grinding wheel is in contact with the tooth, we must raise the stone to the point where sharpening phase will begin. At this point, press the START button to confirm.

The machine prepares for the second point if needed, the help menu in the LCD screen will inform us: there are saws that, due to their tooth geometry, only need one setting point and there are others that require two.

Sharpening the top of the tooth

7.2.Sharpening of the tooth face

To proceed to approximate the grinding wheel to the tooth face or internal part of the saw blade tooth, make sure to select the appropriate program for face grinding in the LCD of the control panel screen.

Once we have the correct parameters entered in the program, we press SAVE in the LCD menu to save the program. Next, we press the START button. A warning message indicating the the grinding wheel will start to spin will appear on the LCD screen. (this is an informative message that warns us of the danger of being close to the grinding wheel). After this, we press the START button again. We will see how the machine is prepared for the sharpening process and the grinding wheel starts to spin.

At this point, using the direction arrow buttons will allow us to move the axis, we will be able to approximate the grinding wheel at a fast speed. If, on the other hand, we want to select slow speed, we will press the white selector once. We can move the axis that we require to move.

This allows us to make the initial approximation with the fast speed.

NOTA IMPORTANTE: at this point, it is important to make sure that you have the jaw closed and the tooth to be sharpened is the correct one.

Once we are close to the tooth, we will change the speed to slow on the menu screen using the white selector.

Now we gently touch the grinding wheel with the tooth, then we should move the grinding wheel up to the point of the internal part where we want the sharpening process to stop. It is at this point where the sharpening will end.

Once we have the approximation process finished, we press the START button again and the sharpening cycle will begin to run.

Sharpening of tooth face

Example of SVG 850 sharpening the tooth face

Sharpening of the face by removing the grinding wheel when it comes out or without removing it

7.3.Sharpening of triple chip tooth

7.4. Stopping and restarting sharpening work


8.1.Preventive maintenance

The maintenance of the ELITE model SVG 850 grinding machines is very simple but at the same time important.

It consists of the following:

  • Cleaning of the carriage guides - Daily
  • Cleaning and greasing the polished parts, in case the machine is not used for several days, to prevent oxidation.
  • Check the level of coolant in the coolant tank. You can use to refill the coolant the ELITE SintoCut PRO MIX. The coolant should be mixed with water between 2 and 8%. Being below it can lead to oxidation of mechanical parts and if the level is higher it can be toxic. - Monthly.
  • The sludge and dirty that is deposited both in the work area and in the coolant tank must be emptied - Weekly.
  • Keeping the machine clean and in good condition will allow for optimal long-term use.

Use the equipment only in dry environments. The temperature must be between 5 and 40ºC. A relative humidity greater than 90%, as well as a saline environment, would cause premature corrosion of the machine.

To lubricate the pneumatic circuit we recommend using Esso Spinesso oil.


9.1.Grinding wheels

9.1.1.Top grinding

For top grinding use the grinding wheel ref. nr. 2031-A. 14B1 D107/46 ø150x8x5x10xø32 mm.

9.1.2.Face grinding

For face grinding use the grinding wheel ref. nr. 2132-A. 12V9 20º D76 C125 ø175x2,9x13x13xø32 mm.

9.2.Coolant agents

We recommend to use ELITE SintoCut PRO MIX or equivalent to mix with water emulsion. If you prefer to grind with oil, you can use our SintoCut PRO MD. Both coolant are available in 20 liters can or 200 liters barrel.


Additional equipment of the machine.

9.3.1.Filtering systems

Machine could be equipped with one of the following ELITE filtering systems. If your machine already has one of this systems and you need information or help, please refer to the manual of the filtering system. UNO

Filtering system integrated in the machine to save space.


Independent filtering system for one machine.


Centralized filtering system for up to 5 machines.

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All our machines are tested before being shipped. However, there can always be defects that are not observable at first sight.

Our machines are guaranteed against manufacturing or material defects under normal use and maintenance conditions.
The period of this guarantee is 12 months from the date of purchase and consists of the replacement of defective material.

The guarantee will be automatically canceled in the event of a modification outside our company. Or in manifest cases of misuse of the machine.

The guarantee does not include parts subject to normal wear due to use such as skids, lubrication cartridge, abrasives, etc.


User manual SVG 850 - EN.pdf


When doing face grinding, the internal or external part of the teeth removes more material

Adjust the internal part of the clamp: It is offset and makes the saw blade body not perpendicular to the grinding wheel.

The feeding pawl travel doesn't go completely down- or it goes too much down

The indexing finger, when at its down position, must have its internal bearing positioned exactly in the radius of the indexing cam. This problem can be caused by 3 reasons:

  1. The inductive switch used for referencing the indexing finger is miss-adjusted. Please check the position and fix it firmly.
  2. The driver steps are bad configured, please check the electrical diagram or ask to an Elite technician to adjust it again.
  3. The axis travel value entered in the configuration screen of the machine control is wrong. Please contact to an Elite technician to re-adjust it.