A skate blade – like
any other machine – performs best when it is tuned properly.
Skate sharpening is based on creating a radius of hollow (RoH) in a skate blade, which enables the skater to skate on two sharp, square edges. There is not one magic RoH for every skater. Each hollow has its advantages and disadvantages, and each skater makes an evaluation as to which is best for them. The profile of a skate blade hollow is not limited to a radius – there is an infinite number of shapes that can be transmitted onto a skate blade.
The shape that is imparted upon the sharpening wheel is
created by a dressing tool. Blademaster® has developed a
dressing system that can create alternative dressings – including “flat bottom” skate blades. As the industry
leader, we have the experience and expertise to design and deliver the
most robust high precision dressing system on the market. Fortunately, Blademaster®’s dressing system will be independent of the
finishing head, and thus is available for all existing table top skate
sharpening machines. Therefore, each finishing head will have the
flexibility of a traditional radius or any ‘alternative’
wheel dressing. Would you buy a new car just to try a new set of
tires? Alternative wheel dressing (or ‘form dressing’) has
been in the machine tool business for decades. As a leader in the
machine tool business for 77 years, we know the critical path for
imparting an alternative shape onto a sharpening wheel and then onto a