Axminster Trade Ultimate Edge Deluxe Variable Speed Sharpening System

Code: 103474

  • Simple, well built, linisher, light grinder, sharpener
  • Variable speed 560W brush motor produces plenty of power
  • 50mm wide abrasive belt, 200-600m/min belt speed
  • Very strongly built, able to withstand prolonged use
  • Very easy belt changing and tracking adjustment
  • Comprehensive range of abrasive belts available
  • Show More
£379.96 (£316.63 Ex. VAT)

In stock - get it Tuesday 18th Jun, order within and choose Premium delivery

Collect in store, we'll confirm your reservation within 1 hour.

Check stock at your local store

Chosen store -

Loading stock for

In stock - collect from in 1 hour

Low stock - collect from in 1 hour

Out of stock at

Change store
Learn how it works

We'll aim to despatch your products the same day when you order before 4pm, Monday to Friday.

  • Standard UK (1-2 day) - free
  • Premium UK (next day) - from £6
  • International - available
Find out more

We're commited to selling high-quality products, however we also know thats there are times when you need to exchange or return an item.

  • No quibble 30 day returns policy
  • Arrange your return online, in-store or by phone
  • Simple and easy returns process
Find out more

Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Trade Ultimate Edge Deluxe Variable Speed Sharpening System
  • 3M Trizact Abrasive Belt 50 x 785mm A16 1,200 Grit
  • Axminster Trade Compound Jig For Ultimate Edge
  • Axminster Trade Honing Guide Assembly For Ultimate Edge
Total: £460.43

In Detail

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.

Information Downloads

This product is on page 240 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.
Axminster Trade Ultimate Edge Sharpening System

The Ultimate Edge - changing the direction of sharpening

Everything you need to keep the ultimate edge on your tools

With these optional accessories, this machine becomes a truly exceptional sharpening and honing system. Many of the Tormek jigs can also be utilised.

Compound Jig

Compound Jig

The basis of most options for the Ultimate Edge is the Compound Jig. This jig has the familiar round bar in ground silver steel to allow Tormek jigs to be mounted. One length of round bar is provided. A clever system of sliding the bar in two directions in one operation is employed, locked with just a twist of a handle. The jig has graduations laser marked into the body so that consistent repeat settings can be made.

Universal Sharpening Table

Universal Sharpening Table

The table locks securely onto the round bar of the Compound Jig forming a stable platform. Anodised in black, there is a quadrant of angles laser marked into the surface for easy reference. The Sharpening Table is ideal for freehand lathe tool sharpening and general linishing. Size 130 x 75mm.

Honing Guide

Honing Guide

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.


"Twist n Fix" Arbor

The "Twist n Fix" arbor does just that, one twist and it's fixed in place on the carrier. The unique connection allows mops and honing wheels to be used in either forward or in reverse. Polishing mops and felt wheels should always be used in order, working from coarse to a fine compound. Separate arbors are available so each mop or wheel can be left mounted for fast changing.

Micro Bevel Guide

Micro Bevel Guide

Having ground the primary bevel on any tool the secondary bevel or micro bevel actually does the majority of the work. It is exactly what it says: it is a micro bevel which can be increased with ease each time the tool becomes dull.



Abrasive Belt Size 50 mm x 785 mm
Belt Speed 200 to 600 m/min
Motor Power 560 W
Nett Weight 17.5kg
Rating Trade
Voltage 230 V
Plug Fitted UK 3 pin plug

Customer Reviews


Questions and Answers

Privacy Policy & Cookies

We use cookies to improve and personalise our services, for marketing and for social activity. Please see our privacy policy for more information on how and why we use your data. You can change your cookie settings at any time. By continuing, you agree to our use of cookies.