Drill sharpener discount deal from Kitagawa

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Kitagawa Europe has launched an introductory 20 per cent discount offer on its top-of-the-range Darex XPS-16 CNC drill sharpener.

The XPS-16 combines sophisticated CNC 4-axis sharpening of a wide range of twin flute drill point types with simple, one-touch operation. Suitable for conical, four facet, split point and radius split point bits with angles from 118° to 150° as standard – with a 90° to 118° add-on option also available – the XPS-16 will sharpen HSS, cobalt and carbide drills from 3-16 mm diameter and 50-220 mm long. It has been designed specifically for heavy duty use within busy machine shop environments and is easily capable of sharpening more than 400 drills per day. The machine is equipped with CBN and Diamond wheels that are designed to sharpen 2,000 to 4,000 drills. Metal removal is set at a minimum to extend drill life. However, this can be overridden by up to 0.50 mm if necessary, to compensate for gouges or nicked drill edges. The XPS-16 allows user-specific drill sharpening programmes to be created easily and stored for future use. It also incorporates Darex’s latest ‘Grind Motion Control’ system, which detects excess material on the blunt drill bit. This enables the grinding feed rate to be adjusted automatically, both to prevent burning and to provide optimum sharpening performance.