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Archive for June, 2014

Reason to SMITH

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Reason #1 to SMITH


There are many reasons companies should buy and specify a SMITH brand:

Contractors that SMITH know they have an easier and faster removal solution to their hardest surface preparation problems. SMITHing is the right removal equipmentcutter tool and removal process that helps hard-working contractors achieve their removal objectives faster, easier, safer and more cost effectively, with better surface finishes.

Reason to SMITH


SMITH Removal machine (FS, SPS and X Series) allows the operator to achieve best removal performance, due to its high-performance all-steel components, ergonomically engineering design functionality that assures the operator can maintain high quality removal standards (SP1 – SP10) with minimal work and effort over competing brands… and with lifetime warranties, it’s just another reason to SMITH!

profiles - reason to SMITH

SMITH equipment and cutters help you achieve all 10 standard surface profiles

SMITH ultra-premium cutter drum assembly (Carbide, Diamond and Steel) is built to last longer and cut more consistently to achieve consistent SP1 – SP10 finishes than competitive imported cutter brands.

SMITH Cutter Drum Assemblies

A SMITH removal process is applying the removal process in the cutter impact zone to achieve long-lasting, consistent removal finishes. Your SMITH Representatives can help you achieve safer and longer lasting surfaces by SMITHing and SMITH First initiatives.

SPS10 cutter impact zone

And since we have continuously improved all equipment and components since 1990, there are more SMITH machines and cutters working harder for their owners on concrete and asphalt surfaces than any other brand. What’s your reason to SMITH?

If you don’t own a SMITH, we can help improve the performance of your removal equipment. If you are new to SMITH, or a long-time SMITH user, your technical service account manager has expert knowledge of the work you are doing, and will assure you receive on-time delivery of product and information to help make your removal process faster, easier, safer and more cost effective.

Start SMITHing today! Contact your SMITH Representative for complete details.

July 4 Headlines

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Remove Faster News

Remove Faster News Headlines

…Sale, SMITH First, Tony Fadell, RU Scarifying, July 4 Hours


Celebrate America’s Independence with SMITH Savings

In honor of America’s 238th birthday, we are offering big savings on new and demo model SMITH high-performance removal equipment, cutter removal tools and much more to our most valued customers.

Contact us here for complete details

SMITH First – Make it Last

If you are going to take the time to prepare something as intricate as a multicolored coated surface, why not take the time to SMITH-it first to make it last? Before you start using your removal equipment, here are 15 easy steps to help you remove faster.

Read more here about the coated surface
Find the 15 surface-prep steps by clicking here
Read here why contractors specify SMITH

Tony Fadell – The Next Steve Jobs?

Mastermind of the iPod, he left Apple and founded Nest, which he recently sold to Google for $3.2 billion. This compelling entrepreneurial story will give you insights into Apple and Google, plus how he quickly built a $300 million firm and successfully sold it.

Click here for story from Fortune magazine

Are You Scarifying or Erasing and Effectively Removing Markings?

Do you know whether you are using a scarifier or a rotary eraser when removing coatings or markings? Learn effective marking removal as well.

Click here to determine which style of removal equipment you are currently using.
Click here to download the NCHRP report on Effective Removal of Pavement Markings

Our Offices Will Be Closed Friday, July 4

All of us wish you a happy and safe July 4 Weekend. Should you need equipment, cutters, parts or technical assistance, please contact us today.

We know your removal is hard work, click here for a summary on how a SMITH can help make your removal work faster and easier.


15 Steps to Quality Removal

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

15 Steps to Assure Quality Removal Performance

15 steps to quality removal performance


  1. Sweep the surface clean of any dirt and debris and note on job log any obstructions  (A, C)
  2. Remove any metal objects that may come in contact with the cutters or equipment  (B)
  3. Map the surface preparator route carefully marking the surface conditions, high spots and low spots
  4. Select the correct profile range (SP#1 – SP10) required for the final surface finish (E)
  5. Select the right equipment, cutter assembly and removal process to achieve the desired profile pattern (F)
  6. Connect a HEPA vacuum system to the removal equipment with a separate collection wand (G)
  7. Inspect the removal equipment is properly maintained and ready to complete the job
  8. Assure that all operators are trained on the use of the removal and vacuum equipment, as well as using all safety gear
  9. Select an area to test the depth of cut, removal direction and travel rate to dial in the correct profile
  10. When the correct setting is approved, note details in daily job log (D) and keep speed and depth consistent
  11. During removal assure that the vacuum is collecting all airborne materials and the dust collection wand is picking up all left materials
  12. Inspect frequently depth of cut and removal pattern for a consistent selected profile pattern and note details in log
  13. During operation, check frequently that all equipment and wear components are in good working condition and replace (prior to any breakage) with stocked wear components
  14. After work is completed, perform ASTM surface tests, note any surface that has micro-cracked and and obtain repair work authorization
  15. Clean and dry surface thoroughly, then obtain approval for the surface preparation removal phase prior to the next step

As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact your SMITH Representative.

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