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     Armstrong introduces the ShapeUp grinding wheel truing and shaping attachment for all Armstrong band and sash gang saw sharpeners. This attachment will eliminate out-of-round conditions and will perfectly reproduce nearly any wheel shape.
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"Trues" the Grinding Wheel

The ShapeUp maintains the wheel rim concentric to the grinding wheel arbor.  The wheel grinds with the entire periphery for faster stock removal, better finish and less vibration.

Same Gullet Shape Every Sharpening

The wheel is shaped exactly the same every time, so saw after saw is ground exactly the same. Full sized wheels are shaped the same as worn wheels. The night shift will shape the wheel exactly the same as the day shift. The newest filer will be able to shape the wheel exactly to the head filer’s specs.

Saves Time and Reduces Grinding Expenses

Saws can be sharpened in less time with a wheel that has been shaped and trued with a ShapeUp. Grinding wheels and saws both last longer.  Expect up to 1/3 more resharpenings from every Cobalt Chromium Alloy tipping or swaging.  Cobalt Chromium Alloy expenses may be reduced by 25%.

Makes for a Cleaner, Safer Work Area

Only a thin layer of abrasive (about .001" or .025 mm) is dressed away with each pass of the diamond. Less dust is released into the filing room for a safer, cleaner work area. The resinoid ceramic wheels from Armstrong seem to give the best results.

Versatile Performance

Both metric and American wheel sizes can be shaped with the Armstrong ShapeUp. No cams or templates are required. The shape can be changed and then "locked in," so different shapes and different wheel thicknesses can be used.   Even frost notches can be added later with a diamond dressing tool.

To Order

Specify model number and hand of the Armstrong sharpener. Each ShapeUp comes complete with a wheel shaper, replaceable diamond point, heavy-duty wheel guard and installation and operating instructions in both video and printed formats. A dial indicator and straight edge are helpful for proper installation.  A star-type dresser is recommended for "sharpening" or "opening" the wheel after shaping and truing. 

For more information on the Armstrong ShapeUp grinding wheel truing and shaping system, contact Armstrong or your local Stocking Distributor/Service Center today.

Actual units shipped will be the latest design which may vary from illustration.

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