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Axminster Trade Ultimate Edge Variable Speed Sharpening System

Code: 106232

  • Achieve the ultimate edge every time
  • Robust well built sharpening, linishing, polishing system
  • Compound Jig and angle gauge included with this machine
  • Variable speed 560W brush motor produces plenty of power
  • Easy belt changing and tracking adjustment
  • Forward or reverse, effective extraction in either direction
  • Wide range of accessories allows customisation
  • 50mm wide abrasive belt, 200-600m/min belt speed
  • Comprehensive range of abrasive belts available
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£449.95 (£374.96 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Trade Ultimate Edge Variable Speed Sharpening System
  • Axminster Trade Honing Guide Assembly For Ultimate Edge
  • Hermes RB377YX Alu Oxide Cloth Belt 785 x 50mm 400G
  • Axminster Trade Ultimate Edge Twist n Fix Arbor
Total: £520.05

In Detail

Woodwork without a keen edge simply ends up in tears. The Axminster Trade Ultimate Edge offers a controlled, repeatable and effective method for sharpening, linishing or polishing on all your edge tools. No one takes up sharpening as a hobby, but it is a necessity in order to get the best out of an edge tool. This variable speed sharpening system allows you to run the machine in both forward and reverse. By running the belt in reverse (away from the tool), we believe it gives you greater control, generating less heat and, ultimately, giving you a better edge.

The large range of optional accessories allows you to tailor the system to suit your own needs. Once set, you cannot fail to get a fast repeatable quality edge every time. With the Compound Jig (included with machine) fitted to the machine, you can use many of the Tormek Jigs to produce a honed edge on most types of tools, quickly and easily. An easy-to-use angle gauge is also included, essential for fast repeatable setting.

If woodturning is your craft, the Ultimate Edge will put an edge on any of your tools in a jiffy. Carvers are well catered for. With many carving tools being quite delicate, you do not want to be too aggressive with them. The variable speed feature comes into its own when sharpening carving tools. Once the unique 'Twist n Fix' arbor is fitted to the Ultimate Edge, a wide range of mops and felt wheels are available to hone and polish your carving tools to achieve an ultimate edge and a mirror finish.

The Ultimate Edge is fantastic at bringing old tools back to life. If you have some of your granddad’s old tools in a box at the back of the shed, the Ultimate Edge can combine fast rust removal with effortless polishing and incredible sharpening and honing capabilities. It is worth remembering, many of these old tools were made from the best steels available.

The possibilities of the Ultimate Edge are endless. The machine has a 560W DC brush motor, which has high torque and is quiet running. The variable speed allows you to match the speed to the type of abrasive and the tool. Dust extraction ports top and bottom allow effective extraction whether running forward or reverse. The belts can be easily changed with a quick release door lock, an auto-tension lock, and easy-to-adjust belt tracking. The belt platen 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.

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This product is on page 296 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2019/20 Catalogue.
Axminster Trade Ultimate Edge Variable Speed Sharpening System

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 - now included as standard with the machine

The basis of most options for the Ultimate Edge is the Compound Jig and is included with your Axminster Trade Ultimate Edge machine. This jig has the familiar round bar in ground silver steel to allow many of the Tormek jigs to be mounted. A clever system of sliding the bar in two directions in one operation is employed, locked with just a twist of a handle.

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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. The supplied mitre guide also helps to maintain the position of the grind. Size 130 x 75mm.

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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 set 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.

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'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 a coarse to a fine compound. Separate arbors are available so each mop or wheel can be left attached for fast-changing.

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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.

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Honing Belt

Honing Belt

Designed to use specifically with the Ultimate Edge. It is made from two layers of supple leather, 3.5mm thick, and double-sided. This means that two grades of honing or polishing pastes can be used, the belt being flipped over to use the alternative side. The joints are butted, so there should be no high spots to disturb the process. Always use the belt in a clockwise direction, with the belt travelling away from the blade tip.

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Abrasive Belt Size 50 mm x 785 mm
Belt Speed 200 to 600 m/min
Motor Power 560 W
Nett Weight 18kg
Rating Trade
Voltage 230 V
Plug Fitted UK 3 pin plug
Overall L x W x H 430 x 280 x 520mm
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