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, as the barber strops his razor. 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.
If carpentry or joinery work is your craft, the Ultimate Edge takes care of your tools brilliantly. Once the included 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.
Also included is the Honing Guide, perfect for holding your plane blades and joinery chisels firmly and correctly, enabling a perfect edge to be created.
One very useful optional accessory is the Universal Sharpening Table, allowing you to freehand sharpen all your edge tools.
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 using the optional Twist n Fix mop arbor 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, angle adjustable table provided as standard. The base is 5mm plate steel and is provided with adjustable feet for bench mounting.
|Model||Ultimate Edge Reverse Running|
|Motor Power||375 W|
|Plug Fitted||UK 3 pin plug|
|Overall L x W x H||430 x 280 x 520mm|