...Robert Sorby release a new and improved version
Robert Sorby has released a new and improved version of the fingernail profiling arm for its popular sharpening systems.
As the name suggests the profiling arm allows woodturners to easily create a range of fingernail sweeps on bowl and spindle gouges.
Ready to use straight out of the box, the new arm offers elegant and purposeful design incorporated in a robust steel build. A large positive grip locking wheel delivers smooth and effortless tool positioning, with a precision engineered brass clamping bar ensuring tools are held securely without any damage to high speed steel fluting.
The aluminium locking wheel has the added feature of a machine knurled grip and is anodised in distinctive Robert Sorby burgundy colours.
Notable features to the new design include a machined ‘V’ for positive and repeatable sharpening – the head machined after casting for precision fit, a steel thread insert into aluminium increasing lifetime and guarding against ‘threading’, and a shorter precision turned shank. The shank doesn’t require any setting and slips easily into standard and long grind jigs for Robert Sorby ProEdges and Universal sharpening systems.
The arm can be adjusted for personal sharpening angles and is easily returned to factory settings by the alignment of three horizontal notched grooves on the front of the head and shank.
As with all Robert Sorby products it comes with our standard lifetime guarantee for peace of mind.
"We’ve been looking to develop the profiling arm for some time now and are delighted with the results. We’ve taken on-board comments from users and incorporated them into the design," said product manager, Clive Brooks.
The arm is available as a single unit or as part of a number of sharpening kit alternatives including the ProEdge and Universal Sharpening systems. It is not yet available in the USA.
Price including VAT: £50.77
See the Robert Sorby website for more details
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