The Robert Sorby ProEdge is the ideal machine to produce razor edged woodworking tools every time, with many accessories to suit your needs. The ProEdge largely replicates tool-sharpening systems that evolved in factory environments over many years. This compact yet well made system is now available to woodworkers whether operating in a large workshop or small shed. No pre-use assembly is required; it is ready to use straight out of the box with no complex setup involved.
There are 5 types of abrasive belt materials available each one with several grits to choose from. The abrasive belts are the only parts that need to be replaced when they become worn.
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. 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.
As optional extras honing wheels and buffing mops may be added to give the ProEdge even greater versatility. 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.