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Robert Sorby ProEdge Deluxe Sharpening System

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26342
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Robert Sorby ProEdge Deluxe Sharpening System
The Sorby ProEdge Deluxe does just what its name implies - puts a consistent, professional-quality edge on almost any hand tool, whether a turning tool, chisel, plane blade or knife. And don't be fooled by its compact size - weighing in at over 30 lbs, with a 1/4" steel plate, this is a true industrial-quality sharpener. The patented angle setter ensures that the most popular bevel angles can be set time after time, and the thick steel backing plate ensures a dead flat sharpening surface. The abrasive belts can be quickly changed for anything from rough sharpening to fine honing, and because the grit can be chosen for the quickest possible sharpening, there is far less risk of overheating your tools and damaging the steel. The ProEdge Deluxe includes a skew jig, a gouge jig, fingernail profiler and three different belts. Fixed detents for the most popular bevel angles: 90°, 80°, 60°, 45°, 35°, 30°, 25°, 20°, 15°.

Features:
  • User can easily bypass the presets and set a custom angle
  • Sharpening is extremely rapid, so there is no fear of over-heating and consequently damaging your tools
  • Sharpening surface can be easily tilted back at any angle for maximum user comfort
  • No complex assembly required; the ProEdge is ready to use right out of the box
  • The ProEdge is a compact, well-engineered unit that can be located anywhere in the workshop
  • Use ProEdge aluminum oxide sharpening belts for bench and carving chisels, knives and plane irons
  • Use ProEdge zirconium sharpening belts for HSS turning tools, drill bits and router bits
  • Use ProEdge ceramic sharpening belts for rapid, heavy-duty sharpening

To make sharpening even more accurate, the ProEdge Deluxe includes these accessories:
  • A skew jig to give the correct presentation angle for turners' skew chisels.
  • A gouge jig in the format of a V-block to prevent pivoting when sharpening a turners' gouge. This also works as a square jig for presenting square tools at 90 degrees to the sharpening belt.
  • A fingernail profiler to create swept back wings on a turners' gouge.

With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more. Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 12 months.
(1) ProEdge Deluxe Sharpening Unit (PED01)
(1) Skew Chisel Jig
(1) Standard Gouge Jig
(1) Fingernail Gouge Profiler
(1) 60 Grit Zirconium Sharpening Belt
(1) 120 Grit Aluminum Oxide Sharpening Belt
(1) 240 Grit Aluminum Oxide Sharpening Belt
More Information
Brand Robert Sorby
Manufacturer Part Number WPED01C
Weight 33.1500
Tech Spec
  • 1/2 hp (375w) motor
Technical Documents
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A must have.
June 16, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
EXCELLENT FOR SCRAPERS !
May 16, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Good tool. It’s a shame Rockler doesn’t stock all accessories that are available for this wonderful machine.
Very well made and easy to use. Grinding my lathe gouges has never been easier.
May 10, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
You need this now!!
I am so glad I purchased this. It is very easy to use and I couldn’t be happier with the results. My tools have never been so sharp. Buy it , you won’t regret it.
January 29, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Robert Sorby ProEdge Plus
I was not sure which sharpening system to buy for my turning tools. The staff at Rockler gave me some good advice and I chose the Sorby system for its easy of use. Brought it home, took it out of the box and I was ready to sharpen tools in just a few minutes. It is very easy to use and worked on all my tools with the attachments included with the unit. I highly recommend it.
December 3, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Excellent sharpener
This is a fantastic and very easy piece of equipment to use! Wish I had gotten it years ago!
October 3, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Robert Sorby ProEdge Plus Sharpening System
The product arrived on time and in good shape. I have only used it to sharpen my lathe tools but it has done an excellent job. Much better that a sharpening wheel where you can get the angle wrong. I have sharpened a number of bowl gouges and scrapers and they have all came out sharper then using a wheel. I highly recommend this product.
April 7, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy and fast! I would rather spend my time at the lathe than the sharpener.
March 29, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great sharpening system
Works great for sharpening my turning tools. Go ahead and get the pro set jig, makes it a lot easier to sharpen gouges.
May 29, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Fulfilled Expectations
I was worried because of the cost that I might be disappointed in the value of the sharpening system. However, after I got it set up and used it, I see that it is an essential tool in the wood turning arsenal. It works as promised and, though priced a little higher than it needs to be, yet it is a great tool.
March 27, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
needed a reliable repeatable system for sharpening my woodworking tools.
George N. Shaw J on Dec 28, 2018
Want a quick and easy way to sharpen lathe chisels with quick and easy angle adjustments.
Kenneth W on Mar 25, 2018
needed a reliable repeatable system for sharpening my woodworking tools.
George N. Shaw J on Dec 28, 2018
Sharpen turning tools
LOREN A on Nov 11, 2018
Want a quick and easy way to sharpen lathe chisels with quick and easy angle adjustments.
Kenneth W on Mar 25, 2018
Have had several outstanding recommendations from friends who have used this system.
Dan H on Mar 25, 2018
Seemed like the most versatile product for sharpening all types of woodworking tools, especially lathe tools.
Jeff B on Mar 22, 2018
easy to use
ki h on Mar 22, 2018
I am always trying to get the best edges on my tools quickly.
Scott R on Mar 4, 2018
After thorough review of all the many different sharpening systems I selected this item based on my experience with Sorby products that I own and the thorough reviews of this sharpening system I viewed on the Rockler website.
Rod A on Mar 3, 2018
Need to sharpen lathe tools. This system gets very good reviews. I like the fact that a lot of people that own it, comment on how well it is made and how easy and well it actually works. I like the fact that I won't need to buy a lot of adapters, that other systems require and also the replacement belts are not excessively expensive.
Kenneth B on Jan 7, 2018
I have a Robert Sorby oval skew chisel that I do all of my pen blank turning with and I have not found a satisfactory way of sharpening it with any other sharpening system except the Pro-Edge sharpening system
DuWayne M on Oct 31, 2015
Best reviews, good YouTube demo.
Mike R on Jul 5, 2015
I exclusively use Sorby chisels and gouges, and I care about maintaining their edge. This is expensive, but seems very versatile and not much more than a few quality stones and a diamond board to keep them flat. I prefer the electric option.
Matt H on May 18, 2015
This is a great tool, easy to use and works with many different tools.
Duane B on May 18, 2015
Sharpen turning tools
LOREN A on Nov 11, 2018
Have had several outstanding recommendations from friends who have used this system.
Dan H on Mar 25, 2018
can I sharpen lawnmower blades with this machine?
tim t on Oct 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely!!
Can you reverse the direction of the motor?
Leonard T on May 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, the motor does not reverse and it is important that the belts are installed the right direction.
Thinking about buying this sharpener but need to know if it will sharpen small carving knives? This is what I would be using it for is all my carving tools would this be a good choice for me?
jim s on Mar 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, with the right jig. Rockler has them in stock.
Can this unit be used to sharpen machine tool bits, such as used in a mill or metal lathe?
Paul L on Mar 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, absolutely, if you are talking about sharpening high speed steel tooling. No, if you are thinking of carbides. I would rough out the general shape of the tool on a bench grinder and then move over to the Sorby to finish off rake and side relief angles and put sharp edges at the corners of adjacent faces. You'll get a much smoother, more refined surface with the available belts for the Sorby which should result in less heat buildup and longer wear. I do not think that this would be a viable way of sharpening milling cutters like slot or keyway cutters or face end mills. Those all require special jigs and holders that would be difficult to adapt to the Sorby. But, for any kind of single-point HSS tooling it will work fine.
Is a knife sharpening jig available for this?
Jon F on Mar 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they have a small knife and a large knife jig.
I own a number of router bits with both 1/4" and 1/2" shafts. I currently have no really good way of sharpening them. The Sorby ProEdge ads mention router bits but provide no information on how. Will this pricy tool sharpen router bits and drill bits? Show me how. Can Rockler stores answer my questions?
William B on Jan 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: While I have not personally tried to sharpen router or drill bits on my Sorby ProEdge, I don't see any reason that could not be accomplished. It does a Great job on my kitchen knives and my lathe tools and chisels. It would just be a matter of getting the bits at the proper angle and making a jig to safely hold them due to their small size.
Is this a common belt size or are all the belts that will fit a proprietary thing? It looks to be about 2"X42" is that right?
Cameron W on May 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The belts are proprietary to this machine and their quality is better than any after market belt.
diameter of shaft that holds the fingernail jig on the body of the pro-edge machine?
Bernard W on May 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The diameter of the “fingernail boss bar” that is attached to the body of the ProEdge is 12.5 mm. The diameter of the shaft on the fingernail jig is 12 mm.
Is the belt at least 2" wide. In other words will it sharpen the full width of a large plane iron?
Craig on Mar 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: it is just about 2 inches but you also have the ability to move it back and forth if your tool is wider...
IS CERAMIC OR ZIRCONIUM BELT BEST FOR HSS ?
GENE S on Mar 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Gene, I have used aluminum oxide, zirconium, and ceramic and for the extra cost I prefer ceramic.
How do you sharpen small carving tools ?
Mark O on Oct 26, 2017
Hi, is it possible to Sharpen consistently large butcher knives 12"- 14" inches?
glenn c on Jul 19, 2017