Cost Comparison

An independent test was recently conducted by a reputable cabinet shop in Victoria. Two identical saw blades (Dimar 80 tooth ATB) were purchased to determine the difference in cutting ability between blades sharpened with our older hydraulic sharpening machine (similar to those used by the other sharpening companies) versus blades sharpened with our new precision CNC machine.

Here are the results:

Hydraulic

CNC

Increase

Linear feet cut per sharpening
(Based on actual cutting results)

(Hydraulic)

1,000

(CNC)

1,500+

(Increase)

50%

Maximum number of sharpenings per blade (Calculated based on measuring carbide tips before and after sharpening and calculating # of sharpenings possible)

(Hydraulic)

10

(CNC)

20+

(Increase)

100%

Cutting Capacity
(linear feet)

(Hydraulic)

10,000

(CNC)

30,000

(Increase)

200%

Putting it another way… here is the cost to cut 30,000 linear feet of melamine:

Hydraulic

CNC

Saw blades required

(Hydraulic)

3

(CNC)

1

Total blade cost ($130 per blade)

(Hydraulic)

$390

(CNC)

$130

Sharpening cost
(Using $27 per sharpening)

(Hydraulic)

$810

(CNC)

$130

Labour cost to change blades
($18 per hr. allowing 5 minutes per change)

(Hydraulic)

$45

(CNC)

$30

Total Cost

(Hydraulic)

$1,245

(CNC)

$700

Cost Savings

(Hydraulic)

(CNC)

$545

In conclusion, when using the CNC sharpening machine versus the hydraulic sharpening machine you:

  • 1. Sharpen your blade less often.
  • 2. Cut more board feet of wood before you have to sharpen your blade.
  • 3. Sharpen your blade more times before having to buy a new one.
  • 4. Cut more board feet of wood before you have to replace your blade.
  • 5. Save significant money using The Edge Sharpening’s precision CNC sharpening machine versus hydraulic sharpening.

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