Robert Sorby Pro edge

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  • #8460
    woodywood
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    Is it just me or is it very hard to sharpen a skew with the Pro edge on mine the handle of the skew catches on one of the bolts holding the motor on causing the skew to lift up a bit.

    Bear in mind I have been doing this wood turning job for 2 weeks.

  • #8484
    ed (the amateur) turner
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    Hi Woody

    Not sure how you are getting the handle anywhere near the motor fixing bolts, are the tools the small micro type?  Could you send a picture so I can see what you are doing???

    All the best

     

    Ed

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    woodywood
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  • #8500
    Dunc
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    Hi Woody,

    You may need to move the grinding arm into a more upright position, yours is laying back too far. There is an allen key adjustment at the bottom of the arm to do that. However, Ed has more info below.

  • #8506
    ed (the amateur) turner
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    Hi Graham

    I just had a another complaint about sharpening a skew on the ProEdge and so I have pulled a new one out of the box to see what’s going on, as I’ve never had this problem on mine.

    It seems that Robert Sorby have changed the design slightly and with a shorter 1″ or 11/4″ skew I can see there could be a problem.

    Robert Sorby are on shut this week, I’ve spoken to the rep and he is going to look in to this with their engineer on Monday so I’ll need to get back to you.

    All the best

     

    Ed

     

  • #8514
    Dunc
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    We had a look last night and you can see the differences in the design and the the part that seems to be causing the issue.

    New and Old ProEdge models size by side

    New and Old ProEdge models size by side

     

  • #8533
    ed (the amateur) turner
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    Hi Woody

    I have been speaking with Robert Sorby and what they say is to sharpen skews on the new design ProEdge you have to tilt the belt housing back to a more horizontal position. This is done by undoing the two countersunk socket screws which are located at the bottom of the belt housing on the round steel fixing plate.

    I’ve tested this and with the belt housing in this position sharpening any size skew works fine.

    All the best

     

    Ed

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