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Bandit introduces knife-sharpening service

August 1, 2012  — Bandit Industries has announced a new knife-sharpening service for hand-fed and whole-tree chipper knives. The service covers most major chipper brands and knives, and in the event knives cannot be sharpened, customers can conveniently purchase replacement knives without the added hassle and downtime of contacting other companies or placing new orders. Bandit’s sharpening service promises quick turnaround time, competitive pricing, and excellent customer service throughout the process.


August 1, 2012
By Bandit Industries

August 1, 2012  — Bandit Industries has announced a new knife-sharpening service for hand-fed and whole-tree
chipper knives. The service covers most major chipper brands and knives, and in
the event knives cannot be sharpened, customers can conveniently purchase
replacement knives without the added hassle and downtime of contacting other
companies or placing new orders. Bandit’s sharpening service promises quick
turnaround time, competitive pricing, and excellent customer service throughout
the process.

“Bandit
continues to be the manufacturer that focuses on lowering operating expenses,
not just for Bandit owners, but for all chipping professionals,” said Mark
DiSalvo, Bandit Industries knife and wear parts manager. “Our exclusive
partnership with Zenith Cutter last year was a big step in that direction,
and now our sharpening service for any knife brand allows us to be a
convenient, one-stop shop for anyone running a chipper.”

Bandit’s
premium sharpening process begins with a thorough cleaning and inspection to
check for any damage that could render the knife unsuitable for sharpening,
including a spray process to help detect cracks. Rockwell hardness testing is
done to ensure knife edges aren’t being machined into softer steel. A precision
wet grinding system is then used to machine the knives, maintaining the proper
temper and cutting angle with edges receiving an 80 per cent grind unless otherwise
specified. This is done to increase overall knife life while not affecting
chipping performance. Once the process is complete, knives are re-inspected and
gauged to estimate their remaining lifespan. This information is notated on the
form, packaged with the knives and sent to the customer. Pricing for this
service is a flat-rate 90 cents per inch.

“By
choosing Bandit to service your chipper knives, you gain almost 30 years of specialized
factory knowledge and experience from those who know the importance of proper
knife sharpening and maintenance,” said DiSalvo. “Companies running Bandit
chippers will love the convenience of having their sales, parts, service, and
knife maintenance all under the same roof, but the convenience doesn’t stop
with Bandit owners. Knife maintenance is vital for any chipper, and our partnership with Zenith combined with on-site
knife sharpening lets us offer that convenience to anyone with a chipper. We’ve
already had great feedback on this new program and we’re excited to be serving
so many new customers.”

Related links

www.banditchippers.com