Lancelot and Squire Tandem Combinations
Double Up For More Power!
Two saw chain cutter accessories used with our universal nut will virtually double productivity in a safe and efficient way. This much is certain – regardless of your choice, any combination will eat and shape wood, ice, rubber, PVC, lime and lucite faster than anything you’ve yet experienced. In addition, you have the bonus that both blades can be used individually.
You get more power with two blades. For hog out wood removal use two 14 tooth blades. For more finish and shaping use two 22 tooth blades. How about a compromise and get the best of both worlds? Use a 14 and 22 tooth tandem.
Lancelot and Squire Combinations
If you want to do convex shapes and use the grinder in a sweeping or raking motion to, for example, shape the sides of a bowl or carve the haunches of a rocking horse, then a Squire and Lancelot combination is the best. A 14 tooth Lancelot with a 12 tooth Squire is the most aggressive. The smoothest combination is a 22 tooth with the 18 tooth Squire. You can further custom a tandem with either a 22 tooth and 12 tooth or 14 tooth and 18 tooth combination.
The KAT Universal Nut makes tandem combinations possible. Our Universal Nut will replace the two spanner wrenches. Two Lancelots side by side or Lancelot paired with Squire will eat and shape wood faster than ever before. For sheer brute wood removal there is no better combo than two Lancelots. The Lancelot and Squire combination is excellent for sweeping horizontal wood removal when both blades cut the stock material surface at the same time. This combination is great for bowl making and artistic patterns.
Will tandem combinations fit all angle grinders?
NO. Lancelot can be paired with another Lancelot or Squire but only on 4-1/2″ (115mm) and European 125mm disc grinders with 14mm (M14) or 16mm (5/8″) threaded shafts. They can be matched with the same or different tooth configurations e.g. two Lancelot’s 22 tooth & 22 tooth (22/22), 22/14, 14/14: Lancelot & Squire 22/18, 22/12,14/18, 14/12.
What is the best tandem combination?
The best tandem combination is to pair two blades with the same center holes, but only 14mm or 5/8″ (16mm), tightened with our Universal Nut which must be used to secure any dual combination. The only other combination is to seat a 14mm or 16mm Lancelot blade on the bottom of the disc grinder’s threaded shaft with a 22mm blade on top, using manufacturer’s disc grinder lock nut to secure both blades. The Universal Nut is specially designed with a hexagonal head. Simply tighten blades with a 21mm (13/16″) spanner, spark plug socket or adjustable wrench. It’s much safer and easier than the traditional two pin spanner wrench!
Our simple item coding system can help you keep track of our sizes – the first number is either a 3 or 4. 3 means Squire and 4 means Lancelot, the middle two numbers refer to the arbor size and the last two numbers refer to the number of teeth. So a 45822 is a Lancelot with 5/8″ arbor and 22 teeth. A 31412 is a Squire with 14mm arbor and 12 teeth. The 14mm tools are primarily for European angle grinders.
LANCELOT | SQUIRE Seven (7) Tandem Combinations
These combinations can be fitted to angle grinders with 5/8″ (16mm) and 14mm threaded shafts. There are 7 different kinds of tandem combinations possible and they are listed below. Lancelot and Squire cutters are available with 5/8″ arbor and 14M (14mm) centers for European models. Tandem Combinations require the use of our Universal Set to securely tighten both cutters on angle grinders that have adjustable safety guards. See complete instructions for using tandem combinations on angle grinders with the Universal Nut.
Please Note: Tandem combinations are fitted to angle grinders with 5/8″ (16mm) and 14mm threaded shafts.
- Two Lancelots (22 tooth) – 45822 or 41422
- Two Lancelots (14 tooth) – 45814 or 41414
- Lancelot (22 tooth) – 45822 & Lancelot (14 tooth) -45814 or 41422 & 41414
- Lancelot 45822 & Squire 35818 or 41422 & 31418
- Lancelot 45822 & Squire 35812 or 41422 & 31412
- Lancelot 45814 & Squire 35812 or 41414 & 31412
- Lancelot 45814 & Squire 35818 or 41414 & 31418
Combination #1 – Two 22 tooth Lancelots Model 45822 or 41422
This combo is a racing fast shaper and remover. With 44 teeth revving around at up to 13,000rpm, these blades do an awesome job as they slice, cut, carve and shape. The smooth finish is the result of the smaller tooth pitch. Effortless and safe. Used individually, the 22 tooth is our most popular blade and great for detail work.
Combination #2 – Two 14 tooth Lancelots Model 45814 or 41414
This is our most aggressive and popular combination for major mass removal. With 28 large pitch (3/8″) teeth hogging out material, time on any project will be greatly reduced with this beast. If you want to just get the wood out of the way in a hurry, this is definitely the combination to use. Two 14 tooth cutters removes more wood faster than any other combination.
Combination #3 – One of each 14 tooth and 22 tooth Lancelot Model 45814 and 45822 or 41414 and 41422
With this versatile combination, you get the best of both worlds. Mass removal performance is excellent and if the 22 tooth blade is mounted over the 14 tooth, (closest to the universal nut), the finish is finer in convex and sweeping shaping. This versatile combination also provides two tooth choices when used individually for detail work.
Combination #4 – One of each 22 tooth Lancelot and 18 tooth Squire Model 45822 and 35818 or 41422 and 31418.
This is the offset fine tooth combination mounting the larger Lancelot first with Squire on top fastened with the Universal nut. When holding the grinder with the blades at between 25 to 30 degrees to the material, you have 40 teeth sweeping or raking material away sideways or in downward strokes. Also removes material in slice, plunge and straight cuts but leaves a step or bench shape with each pass. Best used for convex shaping e.g. removing the sides of a bowl, leaving a fine finish. Also great individually for detail work.
Combination #5 – One of each 22 tooth Lancelot and 12 tooth Squire Model 45822 and 35812 or 41422 and 31412
This is the offset fine and coarse tooth combination mounting the fine tooth Lancelot first with the course tooth Squire on top. When holding the grinder with the blades at between 25 to 30 degrees to the material, you have 34 teeth sweeping or raking material away sideways or in downward strokes. Will also remove material in slice, plunge and straight cuts but leaves a step or bench shape with each pass. Best used for convex shaping in larger works. Rapidly removes material but leaves a coarse finish. Also great individually for detail work.
Combination #6 – One of each 14 tooth Lancelot and 12 tooth Squire Model 45814 and 35812 or 41414 and 31412
This is the offset coarse tooth combination mounting Lancelot first with Squire on top. Again, when holding the grinder with the blades at between 25 to 30 degrees to the material, you have 26 teeth sweeping or raking material away sideways or in downward strokes. Will also remove material in slice, plunge and straight cuts but leaves a step or bench shape with each pass. This is our most aggressive course tooth offset Lancelot/Squire combination and removes material incredibly fast for convex and surface shaping in large works where finish is not important.
Combination #7 – One (1) of each 14 tooth Lancelot and 18 tooth Squire Model 45814 and 35818 or 41414 and 31418
This is the offset coarse/fine tooth combination mounting the coarse tooth Lancelot first with the fine tooth Squire on top. Again, when holding the grinder with the blades at between 25 to 30 degrees to the material, you have 32 teeth sweeping or raking material away sideways or in downward strokes. With the aggressive Lancelot as the workhorse combined with the fine finish of Squire, stock removal is rapid leaving a relatively smooth surface. The choice may come down to the number of teeth you want and how you want to use them individually for detail work. In this combination, Lancelot has a larger kerf and course teeth while Squire has a smaller kerf and fine teeth.
Tandem Usage and Tips
Tandem Combinations – Mounting 2 discs for power carving
- Plunge cuts for rough carving with a double Lancelot combination
- Plunge cuts for rough carving with a Lancelot-Squire combination
- Long and short cuts with a double Lancelot combination
- Slicing with a double Lancelot combination
- Slicing with a Lancelot – Squire combination
- Sideways cutting using the double Lancelot combination
- Raker cuts using the double Lancelot combination
- Raker cuts using the Lancelot – Squire combination
- Feathering using the double Lancelot combination
- Changing position of auxiliary handle for confined carving
TIPS AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
- You’ve read all the safety instructions, have properly mounted both blades, secured your work piece and are wearing protective clothing. (We strongly recommend the use of a full face visor, especially when making raking cuts).
- You’re familiar with the benefits and finishes of the seven different combinations.
- These tips are written for right handed users. We wish they made angle grinders suitable for left hand use but as none are available, we go with what we’ve got. My apologies to all you lefties out there.
- The width of cut when using any two Lancelots mounted side by side is 1″
- The depth of cut can vary depending on the hardness of the wood. It has a maximum depth of 1-3/16″.
- The bottom surface of the cut will be smooth because both blades are 4″ in diameter.
- When using a Lancelot/Squire combo, the offset blades will leave a bench style finish when performing a straight or plunge cut.
- This combination is very useful for rapidly and smoothly removing wood surfaces in the raking position for either convex or concave shapes. It’s also great for removing bark or large slices across a surface.
- For references to cuts mentioned above, the action of performing them is basically the same with one major difference. You will remove up to twice as much with each pass. In essence, for rough out work use the tandem combination to suit your needs, then switch over to the appropriate single blade for your final effects.
Plunge cuts for rough carving with a double Lancelot combination. Same action as for use with a single blade. Each cut will be 1″ wide but marginally shallower than with a single blade. Because of the randomness of this method the bottom and sides of the total area will probably be uneven. After making your consecutive cuts next to each other, smooth out the rough areas using either/or a combination of the side to side and raker cut.
Plunge cuts for rough carving with a Lancelot-Squire combination. Same action as for use with a single blade. Each completed cut will leave a bench finish 1″ wide. To hog out the higher section with each consecutive pass, it is best to start at the right and work left. With each pass place Lancelot on the high section to remove it. This motion will simultaneously make an adjoining cut with Squire. Once completed, smooth out the bottom using the larger Lancelot blade on this combo with the side to side cut. You can also use the raker cut.
Long and short cuts with a double Lancelot combination. The procedures are the same for this tandem as they are for single blades so just refer to that section for greater detail. The biggest difference is that the cut will be 1″ wide for as long as you want it. To make the trench wider, simply cut next to it. You can also round out the sides by tilting the blades to about and 80° – 85° and pull gently toward you. The mere fact that it removes so much, so quickly is phenomenal. The most aggressive and my favorite combination is to pair two 14 tooth Lancelot’s.
Slicing with a double Lancelot combination. You can very easily slice off side sections of wood with long downward strokes. This is a very efficient method to remove side stock on medium to large work pieces. We’ll take the example of a stump which requires side shaving just because it’s to big around in certain sections. The bark has already been removed and you want to shape the base to seat a bear, troll or eagle – your choice! Working on the perimeter of the wood, you’re going to systematically slice the sides as far down as you want to go. Start by holding the disc grinder in the vertical position with the blades about 1″ above the wood on the outside of the stump. Commence to penetrate the side in a downward stroke as far as you want to go. There is little downward resistance simply because you’re carving on the outside and the only opposition is the wood at the bottom and one side of the teeth. Repeat this cut as required, moving around the stump. You can also stop and start to reposition the workpiece to slice different side sections. You may be happy with the end result, however final shaping can be accomplished using different cuts described.
Slicing with a Lancelot – Squire combination. It is the same action as described above, however you’re going to leave a bench step cut with every pass which has to be repeated more frequently. I strongly recommend that you use the raker cut for this type of work because of the advantage in using the offset blades.
Sideways cutting using the double Lancelot combination. The method is the same as when using a single blade. The difference is better control and far more wood removal with less side to side strokes. You’ll remove surface wood and go deeper faster, at up to twice the speed of a single blade.
Raker cuts using the double Lancelot combination. Again, this application is the same as when using a single blade. You’re cutting with the face of a the outside Lancelot blade only, so the finish and speed of cut will be the same as a single blade.
Raker cuts using the Lancelot – Squire combination. It is the addition of Squire’s 12 or 18 teeth forming the offset blade configuration with the larger diameter Lancelot which makes the big difference. Whether removing bark, carving convex and concave surfaces like the inside or outside of bowls, rocking horses or any curved surfaces, this is where this combo comes into its own. Again, a word of caution – the raker cut makes chips and sawdust come straight toward your cheeks. They can sting! So make sure you wear full face visor protection. Offsetting blades makes Lancelot-Squire ideal for removing wood using the face teeth of both blades. The procedure and hand positions are the same as when using a single blade, however, the wood removal rate is incredibly faster.
Feathering using the double Lancelot combination. The exact same technique applies to this combo as the single blade, however, you will have more control and remove sections faster using this combination than a single blade. Using a gentle touch, you can move across the surface of the wood in any direction using repetitive side to side or up and down motions. Whether you want to shape the sides or top, hold the grinder in the vertical or horizontal position to gently feather small sections at a time. You will find this technique extremely useful toward to the end of your power carving for final shaping and detailing, for example, on a rocking horse. Again, remember to use a very light feather touch. You don’t want to gouge the work at this point. When completed, these areas are ready for final sanding.
Changing position of auxiliary handle for confined carving. When working in confined spaces like the inside of a bowl, the handle in the normal raker or downward cut positions will be on your left. This can sometimes be a hindrance when you’re maneuvering the grinder around the curved side surfaces, more especially if it’s a deep bowl. This tip is invaluable for working with just the blades and safety guard in confined spaces without the handle getting in the way but with you still retaining full control. If you own a disc grinder with three positions for the handle, one each at the top, bottom and middle, change the handle to the middle position. It takes about a minute. In this position the handle protrudes out the back of the grinder directly over the blades. Now feel the difference! You can cut and shape inside confined areas with absolutely no intrusion from the handle which you’re now holding in a different position. By applying slight downward pressure the blades will effortlessly shape the sides of your workpiece with no restriction from the handle.