Veritas MkII Power Sharpening System
A question for owners of Veritas MkII Power Sharpening System: I just bought one used and discovered the capacitor on the motor burst. However also noticed that the bearing for the platter is stiffer than what I expected. It will turn, but with resistance. With the belt off so the platter is not connected to the motor, if I give the platter a hard spin, it will go 1/2 to 2/3 revolution before stopping. Again, this is with the drive belt removed.
Is this normal?
I can replace the capacitor, but want to know if the bearing is also shot. It looks like it is pressed in place and that is beyond me.
I’ve not had the belt off but can confirm the platter turns quite easily by hand, no stiffness in the bearing.
Thanks. Seemed way too stiff, but wanted to make sure.
If you don’t have a puller, you should be able to find a business that can pull and press a new one for you. Again, I’ve not looked at the bearing, but if it has a rubber seal, you might be able to use a pick and pull the rubber seal of and clean, add grease to the bearings. I’ve done this many times on off road motorcycles.
It’s a good machine, but always surprised at how much metal / abrasive ends up on my bench and surrounding area. I now only use it for initial bevel and use water stones for honing. All the best.
The core of the power sharpening system is the combination of modern abrasives with a stable, flat 650 rpm turntable. The system lets you accurately set the tool rest to sharpen any straight-edged tool at a bevel ange.