Axminster Trade Ultimate Edge Reverse Running Sharpening System
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The Axminster Trade Ultimate Edge is a new way of sharpening, linishing and polishing. Now, none of us take up sharpening as a hobby, but it’s a necessity to get the best out of our tools; woodwork without a keen edge simply ends up in tears. With this fixed speed version, we’ve torn up the rule book and changed the direction of sharpening. When honing or stropping a fine edge, convention has always been away from the strop - I mean which way does the barber strop his razor…? Exactly, away from. Other belt sharpening machines will have the belt only travelling into the blade. Running the belt in reverse, away from the blade, gives you greater control, generating less heat and, ultimately, giving you a better (barber quality) edge.
The Compound Jig comes with this machine.
If you’re a woodworker who struggles to get the best edge on your tools, you will love the Ultimate Edge. With the right accessories, you cannot fail to get a fast, repeatable, quality edge every time. If you’re a skilled sharpener, the Ultimate Edge is also for you. Utilising the Universal Sharpening Table, allows you to freehand sharpen all your edge tools.
If woodturning is your craft, the Ultimate Edge takes care of your tools brilliantly. Once the Compound Jig is fitted to the machine it allows many of the outstanding Tormek jigs to be used, producing a honed edge on many tools, quickly and easily.
Carvers have not been forgotten either. With many carving tools being quite delicate, you don’t want to be too aggressive with them. This is where the unique Twist n Fix comes into its own. Once fitted to the Ultimate Edge, a wide range of mops and felt wheels can be fitted to bring your carving tools back to life.
We’ve also found the Ultimate Edge to be fantastic at bringing old tools back to life. If you have some of your grandad’s old tools in a box at the back of the shed, the Ultimate Edge combines fast rust removal with effortless polishing and incredible sharpening and honing capabilities. Remember, many of these old tools are made from the best steels available.
The possibilities of the Ultimate Edge are endless. This machine has a 375W induction motor, which has high torque and is quiet running. The 50mm wide belts can be easily changed with an auto tension lock and belt tracking is also quick and easy to adjust. The belt platter is fully adjustable to the belt; an optional graphite slip plate is provided. There is a simple table provided as standard. The base is 5mm plate steel and is provided with adjustable feet for bench mounting.
- Simple, well built machine for light grinding/sharpening
- Single speed 375W induction motor produces plenty of power
- Compound Jig included
- Machine runs in reverse for more effective and safer sharpening
- 50mm wide abrasive belt, 496m/min belt speed
- Very strongly built, able to withstand prolonged use
- Very easy belt changing and tracking adjustment
- Comprehensive range of options and abrasive belts available