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Edge-On-Up Industrial Edge Tester

Edge-On-Up Industrial Edge Tester

Item # PT50A
Price: $269.00
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  • Now With New Test Fixture and Knife Fulcrum
  • Precision 1 Gram Resolution
  • Ready to Test Sharpness, Right Out of the Box
  • Includes Test Media and Test Clips


A Standard Test for Sharpness

How sharp is the edge? That is both the most important question a sharpener can ask, and possibly the hardest to answer. There are tests like cutting paper or shaving hair that are often used to demonstrate sharpness, and they are helpful to a point, but they lack the precision and standardization required to truly answer the question. However, a precise and standardized testing method is available. It is achieved using the PT50 Series Sharpness Testers from Edge-On-Up.

Measure and Quantify

The PT50 Series of Edge-On-Up Sharpness Testers give the ability to measure and quantify the level of sharpness of any given edge. They work by measuring the force in grams required to cut through a standardized, calibrated medium. The result is a number that can be used to compare the relative sharpness of edges.

Industrial Precision and Quality

There are three models of PT50 Sharpness Testers. The Edge-On-Up Industrial Edge Tester (PT50A) is the most precise. It is a crossover product with the industrial world, and of the three models of PT50 testers, it is the only one that is warranted for commercial/industrial use (3 years).

The Edge-On-Up Industrial Edge Tester Features:

  • 25 measurements-per-second processor
  • Very Fine 1 Gram Resolution
  • Maximum Load Rating of 3000 Grams
  • Heavy Steel Measurement Platform
  • Industrial Strain Sensor
  • Portable Lightweight Design
  • 3 Button Operation
  • 2 AAA Batteries Included

Test Medium Included

The Industrial Edge Tester includes both the New Aluminum Test Fixture and the Disposable Clip System (Test clips have not yet received full BESS certification) giving manufacturers, and those sharpeners who will have only the best, maximum latitude in measuring both standard and non-standard cutting tools and edges.

  Industrial Edge Tester Professional Edge Tester Home Edge Tester
Model PT50A Industrial PT50B Professional PT50C Home
Resolution (Accuracy) 1 Gram 5 Gram 25 Gram
Measurement Speed 25 Per Second 10 Per Second 5 Per Second
Batteries 2 AAA Batteries Included 2 AAA Batteries Included 2 AAA Batteries Included
Test Clip Base
Test Clip Base
Included - Included
Test Clips
Test Clips
25 Included - 25 Included
New Aluminum Test Fixture
Aluminum Test Fixture
Included Included -
Test Media
Test Media
Included Included -
Knife Fulcrum Included Included Included


Q. Which test methods come with the PT50A Industrial Edge Tester?

A. This one comes with everything you need to use BOTH the Aluminum Test Fixture with the Test Media and the Disposable Test Clips with the Clip System. It essentially comes with everything possible.

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