Precision Sharpening Devices Inc. has added the new “Bevel Buddy” Chipper Knife Sharpener to its product line. In addition to corded and cordless versions, the Bevel Buddy is available in a pneumatic-powered option.
The product is sold through Morbark and its dealer network.
Precision Sharpening Devices is a manufacturer of counter grinding/back beveling equipment for knives used by a variety of industries, mostly for the pulp and paper, sawmill, plywood and whole tree chipping markets.
The Bevel Buddy handheld sharpener allows the knives to be re-sharpened without having to be removed from the machine. The knives can be re-sharpened this way two to three times.
“The Pneumatic Bevel Buddy Chipper Knife Sharpener offers our customers another product that helps them operate their equipment at the highest levels of efficiency,” said Mark Mills, president of Precision Sharpening Devices. “The benefit of the pneumatic model is that the unit will have even power throughout its life for a smoother grind.”
The new product’s indexing procedure can be performed six times, at a half-turn each, before the duplex abrasive is reversed and the Bevel Buddy head is indexed back to the start of the indexing procedure for another six indexes, after which the abrasive must be replaced.
The manufacturer says using the Bevel Buddy will improve a chipper operator’s maintenance process while greatly decreasing overall operating costs involved in chipping.
The sharpeners work with disc- and drum-style chippers and conventional pocket style, face-mounted and reversible/disposable knife systems, as well as recyclers with chipping knives.