The ProEdge machine is a very well thought out and well built tool for sharpening woodworking tools in the home or professional workshop. When using cutting tools it is of paramount importance that they are as sharp as they can be with a consistent bevel angle.
The instructional video demonstrates how easy it is to produce a perfect bevel on several woodturning tools, drill bits and includes information about the types of abrasive belts which are central to the ProEdge system.
It is a quick and efficient method of putting a keen edge on all your tools keeping the bevel angle the same every time you sharpen. The cool running belt avoids any overheating. The ProEdge comes complete with aluminium oxide and zirconium belts.
The system comes with an angle setter, which allows the user to accurately locate most of the common sharpening angles required by woodworkers. However, the user can easily set his own angle if he wishes to move away from any of these common pre-set angles - 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 45, 60, 80 and 90 degrees. The angle setter ensures that the same angle can be achieved accurately time after time. There is no complex setting up involved. In fact, the ProEdge can be used straight out of the box.
The ProEdge is ideal for those who need to sharpen carving tools, bench chisels, framing chisels, turning tools, plane irons, garden tools and much more. There are additional attachments to help the turner overcome sharpening difficulties with skew chisels, standard and fingernail profile gouges.
Optional extras honing wheels and buffing mops may be added to give the ProEdge even greater versatility.
System includes: 1 x Aluminium Oxide 120 grit designed to sharpen bench chisels, carving tools and plane irons. (PE120A) sharpening belt. 1 x Zirconium 60 grit Designed for HSS tools, drill and router bits. (PE60Z) sharpening belt.
- Flat bevel rather than hollow grind
- Cuts steel rather than rubbing it off
- Change belts in seconds
- Wide range of grits and abrasives
- Sharpens all exotic alloys and carbide
- Lower risk of overheating
- Patented angle setter guarantees repeatability
- Sharpen at exactly the same angle every time
- Nine factory indexed settings
- Can be locked between indexes for custom settings
- Backed by Robert Sorby Warranty
For those working with mini or midi tools Robert Sorby have recently introduced a short tool rest (ref. PESPC). This measures 1" (25mm) in length - compared with 2.3/8" (60mm) for the standard rest - thereby allowing the user to sharpen shorter tools without fouling or catching on the rest.