This Machine is a knife sharpeners dream
Machined square and flat platens with Foam backed Teflon surfaces Make edge restoration a dream
no more trying to match angles
A well braced supple flat belt area produces a far more accurate edge
In the beginning:
We needed a reversing variable speed motor for a new tool grinder.
Jeff , was going to redesign the venerable old CUTTERMASTER The world had changed since 1972 and it needed some help. In 2010 the Cuttermaster Professional was born using a Bodine Motor and control.
We bought one of every motor we could find and arrived at DC being the only thing that would work because of its smooth quiet yet powerful variable speed characteristics.
The control: We designed our own board, but landed correctly on KB electronics KBw16 and KBws25
The Wheels: This is a good story we landed a contract to sharpen 100000 plus tools for Boeing Canada. in 2007 (this started the Tolgrinder design project,I bought 2 Darex M5 drill sharpeners and soon was wearing out super abrasive wheels, so we designed our own in 2008 we now have 50 or so wheels that have been designed to be better than the ancient designs that were available.
This is the first trial in a line up of Lithium-Ion Battery-powered grinders and Belt sanders new for 2020, Run all day long.
The Tradesman 8 and the Edge 810 Workstation are going Mobile (wireless) charge from any power source car or home 110 or 220V
Toycens’ Read on the benefits of aluminum body VS Steel core superabrasive wheels
New for Summer 2019 Tradesman 810 Workstation , one of the Tradesman Geared Belt Units
These are Quite Powerful very quiet typically run between 200 and 2000 RPM
The 810 will mount 2 or 4-inch belts 6, 8 or 10-inch wheels
The Machinist with the necker tip grinder is a necks flats cut off and conical tip grinder for carbide end nills or rounds
Fits on all Tradesman grinders utilize that handy Tormek rail.
Worried about your angles? Do you use a felt wheel to cover angle mismatch
We think you should be able to repeat and angle within a few minutes, Grind at a speed appropriate for finishing, no risk of damage, and only need a strop type effort to debur a good piece of steel.
On our Twin Belt machine rough on the left 200 grit, exact angle match on the right with a 600 grit, Debur minimal
With this enhanced freehand approach, the stroke is captive but you won’t get cornered by your set up when doing a long blade or a large curved tip. our supermagnets let you rotate the knife to follow a tip radius
With the Tradesman edge running a 600 grit edge grind at 150 surface feet on machined platens allows for perfectly straight hand-fed angles
With the DC whisper drive, in our shop you can hear the clock ticking in the background while running twin belts, this also means you can hear when the blade contacts the belt.
Just like our tool grinders.
Its a new day
We do like it when our machines are smooth and quiet, side to side run out is always a challenge
Eliminating the previous snapring and washer assembly (which is never flat)
This new flange protrudes thru the side plate using that normally unutilized shaft length to help govern wheel run out
Plus the larger diameter provides a large driven face to shoulder against.