Houfek Wide Belt Sanders

HOUFEK Buldog 3 Wide Belt Sander

About Houfek

Houfek is a new brand we are excited to now be supplying here at Grovewood Machines Ltd. They are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of machine tools and wide belt sanders. Based in Czech Republic, they export to over 45 different countries! The company was founded by Jaroslav Houfek in 1991 and included a small workshop for the production of simple woodworking machines. Houfek originally produced belt grinders, but the uniqueness, quality and the originality increased the demand for more machines to be made by the company. The growing interest in machines therefore resulted in a greater production volume and expansion of the product range. With the help of his son Ales Houfek and his managerial skills, the company experienced a huge dynamic development since 1993. From 1996, Houfek started building new premises and offices to keep with their ever-expanding business and eventually relocated in 2001. Just four years later in 2005, they opened another production hall with the participation of recognized business partners and customers. Continue reading to find out more about the Houfek Wide Belt Sanders!

Houfek Wide Belt Sanders

At Grovewood Machines, we stock all the the Houfek Buldog series but currently the most popular is the Buldog 3 wide belt sander. This machine is perfect for all woodworkers alike and is a perfect entry level machine for beginners or just those looking for an excellent quality machine at an affordable price. The machine was developed for customers who require simplicity, reliability, and the impeccable quality of all sanding technologies. Furthermore, the precision sanding of massif and veneer is a simple matter for the machine. It can be used for furniture components, sanding and more including frames and panels, and it is designed for calibration and the fine sanding of parts that are made from wood. The 3 wide belt sander is extremely well built and has various features that make it the best option on the market, including electronic height readout an infra-red sensor control of the sanding belt oscillation. This machine has also been on the market since 2011 and has over 1200 positive reviews! The specifications for this new must-have machine are as follows:

The Houfek Buldog 3 Wide Belt Sander Specification at a glance

  • Working width= 950mm
  • Sanding belt length= 1,900mm
  • Contact roller diameter= 120mm
  • Maximum workpiece height= 160mm
  • Minimum workpiece height= 3mm
  • Feed belt speed= 4.5/9 m/min
  • Sanding belt speed= 18 m/min
  • Voltage/Frequency= 3/N/PE 400V/50Hz V/Hz
  • Weight= 1,840kg

Optional Extras

The Houfek Buldog 3 Wide Belt Sander also can be purchased with a variety of optional accessories that help you to get the most out of the machine. These include motors or frequency inverters, like 11kW and a 15kW motors, a feed belt motor frequency inverter with a speed of 3-15 m/min and a sanding belt motor with a 5.5 frequency inverter with a speed of 3-18 m/s. Also available are working rollers (grooved steel or rubbered, 120mm), various sanding pads and cleaning units, like timed air cleaning devices for sanding belts with or without moving jets.

Some other optional extras include:

  • Automatic feed belt tracking
  • Pressure switch 3.5-4.0 bar
  • A 300mm pull out front extension table
  • A 300mm fixed rear extension table
  • Mechanical limitation of maximum material removal
  • A pneumatic blast gate with a depth of 150mm

Check out our Instagram page @grovewoodmachines for more pictures and information about the Houfek Buldog 3 wide belt sander!

For more information or any enquiries on the above machines, please contact us by phone: 07775 951672 or by email: info@grovewoodmachines.co.uk.