Gerbil Vacuum

Gerbil Vacuum

FLA-Gerbil 2010 / 2020 / 2030. Gerbil Vacuum Form Trimming and Finishing Machine. The Gerbil has been enhanced over the years to enable a wide range of finishing tasks to be performed – including polishing, deburring and slot-cutting. Continue reading


  • Model FLA-Gerbil 2010 / 2020 / 2030
  • Size (cm) Tungsten Carbide disc size:
    3.2 dia x 1mm wide
  • Speeds Motor Speed:
    1380 rpm
  • Electrical Supply / Power 230/1/50
  • Motor 0.07kw

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The GERBIL is a unique patented machine designed for use by students in Design and Technology workshops in schools and colleges. The Gerbil complies with the European Machinery Directive and with the BS 4163:2007 “Health and Safety for Design and Technology in schools and similar establishments” regulations. All our education machines carry a 24 month warranty and are supplied with an operating manual.

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Motor 0.07kw
Motor Speed 1380 rpm
Electrical Supply 230V / 1ph / 50Hz or 110V / 1ph / 50Hz
TC disc, dia x width 32mm x 1mm
Flange cutter, dia x width 17mm x 17mm
Mops, dia x width 38mm x 25.5mm
Flap Wheels, dia x width 30mm x 15mm & 15mm x 20mm
Weight 19 kg 21 kg 44 kg

Key Features

Gerbil 2010

  • 400 x 455mm MDF table top
  • Multi tool arbor
  • Tungsten carbide abrasive disc and holder
  • Tool height adjustment facility
  • No-volt release switch
  • Underside deflector plate to prevent motor access
  • No access to sharp cutting edges
  • Upgradeable to the 2020 (details overleaf)
  • Optional Tool Kit and Trolley (details overleaf)
  • Optional large hand wheel

Gerbil 2020

as for 2010 plus:

  • Adjustable 0° to 10° metal tilting table
  • Adjustable guide fence
  • Large diameter hand wheel for tool height adjustment
  • Dust extracting fence incorporating tool guard
  • A Full Tool Kit (details overleaf) – code VFC-4-0025

Gerbil 2030

as for 2020 plus:

  • A customised Gerbil Trolley (details overleaf)
  • A Drum Sander with template, for creating draft angles on wooden vacuum form moulds




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