Rider Blades for Bamboo, Plank and Engineered Hardwood
If you have ever removed wood products bamboo, plank, engineered hardwood) by hand, you know that removal is labor intensive. For example, an average 1500 sq. ft. home with 1200 sq. ft. of wood removal can some time. Depending on the glue, we’ve seen two to three guys take three to four days to do removal. As a result, this is one situation where you need the right tool for the job.
A properly functioning National Riding Scraper combined with the correct tooling could remove the wood in 1 to 1.5 days. Normally this starts with a worm drive saw relief cutting the wood into rows that are 6 to 10 inches wide. This enables the Rider with a Wood Shank to remove 95% of the wood in your first pass. During the second pass, attaching a flat blade to the Rider can take up remaining wood along with most of the glue. The width of your flat blade will vary depending on how flat your slab is. Most of the time, you should get 10 inch to 14 inch paths in this second pass.
Once the floor is cut your rider will remove wood far faster than your crew can get it out of the house. Plan on 3 to 4 guys per rider (one Rider operator and 2 to 3 removing debris) if your goal is to complete one house per day. The rare exception to this, is wood that is glued down so hard that it pulls up chunks of concrete. This challenge can add an additional day and require frequent blade resharpening to remove.
Using the floor-scoring process, you will work faster, make less noise, avoid scaring the slab (aside from rare operator miscalculations) and end up removing more glue than a crew using razor scrapers.
For more specific information on your use case, call us at 800-580-4839
Find individual blades in this family here:
- 6270 Heavy Duty Thinset Blade 1.5 in x 3 in
- 6271 Heavy Duty Thinset Blade 3 in x 6 in
- 6290 Flat Blade 3 in x 6 in
- 7075-8 Tapered Wood Shank 8 in x 2 in
- 7075-11 Tapered Wood Shank 11 in x 2 in
- 7077-8 Tapered Wood Shank 8 in x 3.5 in
- 7077-11 Tapered Wood Shank 11 in x 3.5 in