M&R - Blade Shapers

squeegee blade shapers for textile screen printing

BladeShapers are M&R's precision squeegee sharpeners, and they're available in three sizes: BladeShaper SC, BladeShaper MC, and BladeShaper LC. All employ virtually indestructible square-cut diamond wheels to sharpen all squeegee materials, including single and multiple durometer types. They're warranted for five years against diamond wear in normal use.

BladeShaper SC is M&R’s precision small-format manual sharpener for squeegee blades up to 51 cm (20”). Portable tabletop design makes BladeShaper SC easy to move, and its compact size allows it to fit almost anywhere in a screen printing shop. M&R’s manual small-format BladeShaper MC precisely sharpens squeegee blades up to 97 cm (38”). Portable tabletop design makes BladeShaper MC easy to move, and its compact size lets it fit almost anywhere. M&R’s freestanding, midsize, fully-automated BladeShaper LC precisely sharpens squeegee blades up to 95 cm (37”). It's perfect for busy screen printing shops because the operator does not need to remain with the machine during the squeegee sharpening process.

  • BladeShaper SC is M&R’s precision small-format manual sharpener for squeegee blades up to 51 cm (20”)
  • M&R’s manual small-format BladeShaper MC precisely sharpens squeegee blades up to 97 cm (38”)
  • M&R’s freestanding, midsize, fully-automated BladeShaper LC precisely sharpens squeegee blades up to 95 cm (37”)

OPTIONAL WHEEL PROFILES

  • CENTER-BEVEL (220 grit)
    Two angles available (70° or 90°) for beveling standard 3/8" (10mm) squeegees.
    Improves printing on rough or uneven substrates.
  • CENTER-SHARP (220 or 360 grit)
    Includes 60° angle for beveling 3/16" (5mm) squeegees. 
    Improves printing on rough or uneven surfaces.
  • CHISEL (230 grit)
    Includes 30° angle for chisel profiling 3/8" or 3/16" squeegees. 
    Improves printing on 3-D substrates.
  • HOLLOW-GRIND (230 grit)
    Hollows center of standard 3/8" (10mm) squeegees to help eliminate streaks and improve definition in fine line printing and coating applications.
  • ROUND (120 grit)
    Rounds edges on standard 3/8" (10mm) squeegees for heavier ink deposit.
  • ROUND/SHARP COMBO (120 grit)
    Rounds only one edge of 3/8" (10mm) or 3/16" (5mm) squeegees for variable ink deposit applications.
  • SQUARE/STRAIGHT (60, 120, 230 and 360 grit) 
    Sharpens standard square-edge squeegees.
  BladeShaper SC BladeShaper MC BladeShaper LC
Blade Height Tolerance +/- 0.15 mm (0.006") measured from end to end +/- 0.15 mm (0.006") measured from end to end +/- 0.15 mm (0.006") measured from end to end
Diamond Wheel Grit 120 grit supplied standard (other grit sizes available) 120 and 230 grit supplied standard (other grit sizes available) 120 and 230 grit supplied standard (other grit sizes available)
Dimensions (L x W x H) 30 x 12 x 14.5 inc 48 x 12 x 14.5 inc 60 x 27 x 48 inc
Electrical Requirements 115-120 V, 2 A (220-230 V, 1 A optional) 115-120 V, 2 A(220-230 V, 1 A optional) 115-120 V, 2A (220-230 V, 1 A optional)
Material Removal Recommended rate 0.05-0.10 mm (0.0025") Recommended rate 0.05-0.10 mm (0.0025") Recommended rate 0.05-0.10 mm (0.0025")
Maximum Sharpening Length 20 inc 38 inc 37 inc
Sharpening Profile One straight/square-edge wheel supplied standard(other profiles & custom wheels available) Two straight/square-edge wheels supplied standard(other profiles & custom wheels available) Two straight/square-edge wheels supplied standard (other profiles & custom wheels available)
Shipping Weight 33 kg 47 kg 133 kg