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 variable speed version, we’ve teared 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. The Ultimate Edge gives you the choice of running the belt in reverse, which we believe gives you greater control, generating less heat and, ultimately, giving you a better (barber quality) edge.
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 edged 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 560W DC brush motor, which has high torque and is quiet running. The variable speed gives you the ultimate cutting speeds allowing the 50mm wide belt to be used in both forward and reverse. The 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, angle adjustable table provided as standard. The base is 5mm plate steel and is provided with adjustable feet for bench mounting.
With these optional accessories, this machine becomes a truly exceptional sharpening and honing system. Many of the Tormek jigs can also be utilised.
Perfect for plane blades and joinery chisels, it fits onto the round bar of the Compound Jig. The blade is clamped tightly allowing both primary and secondary bevels to be achieved. It is manufactured entirely from stainless steel, and has a simple setting screw to control the width. The LH jaw is reversible and has twin jaws. One is curved for chisels that do not have perfectly parallel sides (such as Japanese styles) can be clamped, the other jaw is completely parallel. The jaws are of a dovetail shape, allowing the chisel to be securely clamped against the body. The jaws accommodate chisels from 6-66mm in width, so even a No. 8 plane blade will fit. A setting gauge is provided, to enable the correct sharpening angle to be set.
|Abrasive Belt Size||50 mm x 785 mm|
|Belt Speed||200 to 600 m/min|
|Motor Power||560 W|
|Plug Fitted||UK 3 pin plug|