AV-40 Saw Blade Sharpening Machine
This carbide and steel saw blade sharpening machine has a diameter capacity from 7″ to 30″. It allows you to face, top and side grind saw blades. The AV-40 is one of the fastest grinders to set up and easy to use. When changing from face to top grinding and from one diameter to the next, just loosen a lever and rotate an arm. This machine will save you 25% of the set up time over other saw blade sharpening machines, AND is less costly.
This carbide and steel saw blade sharpening machine has a capacity from 7″ to 30″in diameter . It allows you to face, top and side grind saw blades. The AV-40 is one of the fastest grinders to set up and easy to use. When changing from face to top grinding and from one diameter to the next, just loosen a lever and rotate an arm. This machine will save you 25% of the set up time over other saw blade sharpening machines, AND is less costly.
The AV-40 has the reputation of sharpening saw blades sharper than a new blade.
When looking into a saw blade sharpening machine, make sure the machine is able to face and top grind a saw blade. If you only face grind a saw blade you are only doing half the job and you will not get professional sharpening results. Top grinding is more important than face grinding. When you top grind an alternate bevel saw blade, this allows to sharpen every tooth to the same height making sure the blade is balanced. Even a brand new alternate bevel saw blade from the factory can be 3 to 5 thousandths different from the left to the right cutter teeth. The higher teeth will do more of the cutting than the lower teeth. By top grinding and balancing the blade properly, each tooth will be cutting equally through the wood and the saw blade will cut better than new.
Looking for professional results, the AV-40 saw blade sharpening machine will deliver!
Thorvie International has earned the reputation as a “world leader in saw and tool sharpening equipment” for two primary reasons – we manufacture superior equipment and provide you, our customer, with the knowledge needed to become a success in the saw and tool sharpening businesses.
Read our testimonials to hear for yourself.
When you call Thorvie International for information you will talk directly to Rick Shefchik, an expert sharpener. If you should purchase Thorvie’s equipment, you will receive help, not from novices but from the experts, and you won’t have to wait days for a call back. We help you and answer your questions at the time you call.
The AV-40 saw blade sharpening machine includes:
- Heavy duty TEFC 110 volt motor, (220 volt 50hz motor upgrade available for foreign countries)
- 6″ resin bond wheel
- Face grind diamond wheel – 6″ 400 grit
- Top grind diamond wheel – 6″ 400 grit
- Ultra-thin rim face grind diamond wheel – 6″ 400 grit
- Roundness gauge
- Machine light
- Angle finder
- Instructions booklet and training DVD’s
- National average price sheet
- Supply and tool vendors
- Customer service 7 days a week
Optional fixtures for saw blades: small cup and cone fixture for saw blades 1-7/8” to 6-1/2”, large cone for saw blades with arbors from 1-1/2″ to 3-1/4″.
I first started looking for circular blade sharpeners about a year ago. The guy who used to sharpen my blades had retired and sold his machine. I figured that I could learn and at least keep my own blades sharp. All I could find were ones from China and they looked really cheap. I wanted something built in the good old USA. I saw sharpeners that were way over my price budget. But then I found a unit from Thorvie International and it looked promising. I talked to Rick and he told me all about the machine and I got to watch videos. It looked easy enough. So I finally took the plunge and bought just the AV-40 saw blade sharpener. I watched all the how to videos several times and did my own. I was impressed on how easy it was to set up and sharpen. I hung out my business sign and started sharpening saw blades the first part of August 2015. The business and clientele grows with every passing month. At this point February 2016, I am half way of paying my savings account back for the investment. The machine is so heavy duty and is solidly built. I am totally impressed with how it works and sets up. My customers are very satisfied with how sharp their saw blades are when they get them back. I hope to add to my sharpening shop in the near future. The numerous phone calls to Rick were always taken with professionalism and my questions were answered on the spot. I hope to visit the factory sometime soon. I believe the AV-40 is a very well made machine and will hold up well past my lifetime. Thank you to the Thorvie team!
Mike in WY
I have had my AV-40 sharpening machine for 3 years now. The new AV-40 instruction booklet you e-mailed me, Wow! It is great. You really went overboard to make it thorough and easy to understand. The picture illustrations are clear and well composed. Excellent job! We know that it will be a great help to all Thorvie AV40 owners.
Thanks again for all your hard work.
Tom in FL