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SC 10 - User manual


Congratulations on your purchase of the ELITE model SC 10 automatic band and circular saw sharpening machine.

Read this guide before you start.

The ELITE SC 10 is an automatic band and CV circular saw sharpener specially designed for sawmills, for sharpening band saws from 20 (3/4") to 250 mm (9.8") with different tooth shapes. Its design and simple programming allow sharpening work to be optimized in an agile and safe way.
This manual introduces you to the main functions of the sharpening 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 blade sharpening machine 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 SC 10 model range have been designed for the sharpening of band and circular saw 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 SC 10
Product type: Automatic band and 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.

For sharpening band saws
Band saw widthfrom 20 to 250 mm. (3/4" to 9.8")
Band saw thicknessUp to 6 mm. (0.23")
Tooth pitchFrom 0 to 55 mm. (0" to 2-1/4")
Sharpening speed22-29-36 teeth /minute
For sharpening circular saws
Circular saw diameterFrom 250 to 450 mm. (9,8" to 17,7")
Tooth profilesN, O, S, SB
AngleFrom 3º to 30º
Grinding wheel dimension220 x 13 x 20 mm.
Grinding wheel motor0,75 kW
Engine power0.55 kW
Connection220 V. 60 HZ. 3 Ph
Machine dimensions1100 x 750 x 1400 mm.
Machine weight148 kg


The ELITE SC 10 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 modelGross dimensions (mm)Gross weight (kg)
SC 101200 x 820 x 1560185

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

Once the machine is in its final location, you can also remove the protective film and other protections from the components, which secure and prevent the machine from moving.


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.


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.

Remember: Before connecting the machine, remove any guards the machine may have to protect the components during transport.

5.3.Main components of the machine

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  1. Manual bar for wheel reach depth adjustment
  2. Counter screw
  3. Screw for adjusting the grinding wheel under the saw tooth
  4. Manual bar for adjusting the height of the saw tooth; screw to extract the tooth
  5. Graduated screw
  6. Protective wheel
  7. Manual bar for holding the saw
  8. Bar for fixing
  9. Screw for fixing the height of the saw
  10. Saw guide
  11. Strap
  12. Belt guard
  13. Screw for tooth pitch adjustment
  14. Manual bar for fine adjustment of the sharpening of the front of the tooth
  15. Tooth pitch plate
  16. Saw fixing screw
  17. Oil gauge
  18. Oil release screw
  19. Space for key 22
  20. Protective strap
  21. Wheel guard release screw
  22. Technical and test data
  23. Grinding screw
  24. Bar to raise the saw
  25. Jaw of the saw
  26. Solid surface
  27. Oil screw
  28. Screw
  29. Set screw n.14
  30. Useful for circular saws

5.4.Control panel


  1. Emergency stop button
  2. Grinding wheel ON/OFF
  3. Feeding pawl ON/OFF


In this section we show you to operate the SC 10 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.

6.1.Machine power on

The ELITE SC 10 sharpening machine has been designed for sharpening band saws and circular saws with the maximum dimensions described above in the technical characteristics.

In the upper part there is a three-speed reducer (switching by the transmission belt).
In the engine box it also has two available speeds (also commutation by transmission belt).

6.1.1.Power on

After switching on (see fig. 1) a central green light on the control panel lights up. This lamp indicates that the pusher motor or grinding wheel motor can be activated.

On the control panel there are two safety buttons that activate one or the other motor (indicated by the upper or lower light). The three lights correspond to the three phases. The direction of rotation of the pusher motor is given in picture No. 7. Please change the direction on the fork with the help of an expert.


6.1.2.Electrical connection

ELITE SC 10 sharpeners must be strictly connected to the voltage indicated in the machine order and on the machine itself. The connection to a voltage other than the indicated one can cause a breakdown in the machine and represents a risk for the people who use the machine.

This installation must be implemented by qualified technical personnel and verified with a voltage meter before turning on the machine.

It is absolutely essential that the cross-section of the connection cable is as required, that the machine has a dedicated outlet and is protected against overloads and shunts, and that it is as close as possible to the electrical outlet.

This model is equipped for connection to a 230 V 50 HZ three-phase network.

We decline any responsibility for a wrong connection.

Once the connection has been made and checked, turn the main switch (pos. 1 Fig. 1) ON/OFF to the ON position.

Check before commissioning that the emergency stop is deactivated.

Elite Sharpening Machines, rejects all responsibility for a wrong connection, which in addition to causing a malfunction of the machine can harm people, animals, material objects.


7.1.Preparation for the sharpening process

To start the sharpening operation, loosen screw No.7 by turning it to the left. Place it on the right side so that the manual bar is in a horizontal position.
Next, fix the No.8 screw so that the manual bar remains horizontal. Open the jaw of the saw with the No.1 hand bar. Raise the guide wheel 20mm.

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Next, place the saw, resting it on the guides (10). Make sure the rest of the saw is positioned in the supports between the rollers, and also in the rear support (fixed on the grinder). The saw should rest on the guides and the first two rollers should be 5-10mm lower. When the saw is in the desired position, return the saw jaw and hand bar to their original position.

7.2.Steps for configuring the grinder

Loosen screw No.28 in a semicircle (for right-hand grinders; on the left-hand side, for left-hand grinders; on the right-hand side). Position the pusher to the left, then adjust to the desired pitch with the No.13 screw. Then retighten the No.28 screw. Before starting the pusher motor, raise the No.4 hand bar so that the saw tooth do not hit the grinding wheel (sharpening stone). Use the No.14 screw to adjust the face of the tooth (the front).
For extra sharpness, turn the screw clockwise; to decrease sharpness, turn the screw counterclockwise.
Once the grinding wheel reaches the face of the tooth (front), you can start sharpening.



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

7.3.Explanation of the components of the sharpening machine

  1. Pushing the hand bar to the right will decrease the sharpness of the saw / pushing it to the left will increase the sharpness of the saw.
  2. After adjusting the hand bar, tighten it with the screw no.
  3. Set the wheel guard with angle 2-3 as default. (if necessary increase or decrease the angle (see fig. 6)
  4. Pulling the hand bar to the left will increase the height of the saw tooth / pulling it to the right will decrease the height of the saw tooth.
  5. Attach hand bar No..4.
  6. When the wheel is on your right, unscrew it. Attention: place the key 22 in the aerial 19.
  7. To lock the saw, turn the hand bar counterclockwise (turn until the saw stops vibrating).
  8. See fig. num.
  9. Tighten both screws simultaneously.
  10. For saws with a width less than 30 mm, place the guides at the mark No.. 24 (see image above).
  11. To increase wheel speed, place the motor belt on the larger wheel.
  12. Adjust the speed of the pusher motor by pulling the belt to the left.
  13. Turning the screw to the left will decrease the speed of the pusher motor / turning the screw to the right will increase the speed of the pusher motor.
  14. To increase the gap between the grinding wheel and the front of the tooth: turn the bar to the left (this will sharpen the back). Conversely, turning the bar to the right will reduce the gap (so that it sharpens the front of the tooth more).
  15. Enter the no. 5 and no. 4 there is a short line for steps of 45 mm.
  16. Slightly loosen the screw.
  17. Pour in 250-300 grams of SAE 90 mineral oil.
  18. Change the oil every six months.
  19. In the way written above.
  20. During the sharpening process the protective strap must always be tight.
  21. Loosen the wheel guard screw by unscrewing it slightly to the left and remove the guard.
  22. A test number 68/97.
  23. Raise the grinder by unscrewing/screwing in the fixing screws.
  24. Pulling the hand bar on the right side: the saw will go down / pulling on the left side: the saw will go up.
  25. Adjust the saw as shown in fig. num. 5.
  26. Guide for saws less than 30 mm wide.
  27. Oil filling guide.
  28. . Before adjusting the pitch, loosen the screw (from right or left and from left to right), after adjusting it I screw the screw back in manually.
  29. Unscrew the screw for the front part of the tooth.
  30. Accessories for circular saws.

7.4.Settings for band saws and circular saws

7.4.1.Grinder settings


7.4.2.Adjustment of the height eccentric


7.5.Sharpening problems and their solutions



8.1.Preventive maintenance

The maintenance of the ELITE model SC 10 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 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. In case of the machine in dry grinding version NEVER USE COMPRESSED AIR TO CLEAN THE MACHINE, this will introduce the dirty inside the guides and parts. - 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.


9.1.Grinding wheels

For top grinding use the grinding wheel ref. nr. 5410-A. S ø220x13xø20 mm.

9.2.Coolant agents

We recommend to use ELITE SintoCut MIX or equivalent.


Additional equipment of the machine.

9.3.1.Coolant unit

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.

9.3.2.Suction unit

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.


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.


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