Stuart Batty UGS Large Round Platform 2" with some modifications
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A grinding platform for use on almost any wheel grinder. The SB Universal Grinding System pivots at the face of the wheel, making tool sharpening easier and safer. Its rigid design provides improved accuracy in sharpening and shaping tools. Made in the USA.
UGS Platform Improved Design As of Sept 2020
The arms are closer together by 3/4" making the Platform compatible with more grinders.
We kept the large round platform the same size but eliminated the gaps next to the wheel giving more support to the tools when using the sides of the CBN wheels.
The pads are now made of delrin® a crystalline plastic which offers an excellent strength, creep resistance and toughness.
We have provided a knob with a longer shaft to be placed on the out side providing an easier grip to tightening the platform in place.
Sorry, the 1" Version is no longer available.
I tried this platform out at Ashley Harwoods shop and I was sold! I immediately got home and sold my Wolverine system and bought 2 platforms for sharpening freehand. I love that the platform is large to keep your tool stable while sharpening, it's sturdy, looks nice but most of all that it pivots up close to the wheel so you never have to adjust in in/out from your wheel. LOVE all of the SB tool products I've bought!
I have been grinding woodworking & woodturning tools for over 40 years and these tool rests are the best on the market. They are fully adjustable and use a yoke pivot design which keeps the front edge of the tool rest in the same position as you change the angle. Absolutly brilliant. They come in a range if sizes to suit all tools.
This is a great platform, solidly built. I bought the one-inch version and ground the opening wider to accommodate 1 1/4" CBN wheels. I also ground the back to match the existing grind. I also had to rout 4 small channels into my grinding platform table to get the UGS-to-Wolverine adapter to fit close enough to the grinder wheel. WELL worth the extra effort to fit this platform into my setup. Wow! Dead solid, plenty of size for support. Great job, Stuart!!!
Quite honestly I must say this is the best platform on the market. I've used a large variety of platforms/rests and this one is the most stable. Other competitor rests are either not large enough to get a stable platform, especially while sharpening large scrapers, have too much play/wobble in the preset angle settings, and are challenging to adjust. This platform has two knobs to tighten, of which secure nicely with no play/wobble. Although it's higher dollar than the competitor rests, you'll find it's money wisely spent after you use it.