Morbark signs contract with manufacturer

Precision Sharpening Devices is now exclusive OEM for Bevel Buddy chipper knife.

April 2, 2014
CDR Staff
Equipment & Products Wood/biomass

Morbark Inc., a Winn, Mich.-based manufacturer of wood waste reduction equipment, has signed a contract with Precision Sharpening Devices Inc. (PSDI), Erie, Pa., to become the exclusive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to sell the Bevel Buddy chipper knife sharpener through its authorized dealer network.

Since 1988 Precision Sharpening Devices has been manufacturing counter grinding/back beveling equipment for knives used by a variety of industries, mostly for the pulp and paper, sawmill, plywood, and whole tree chipping markets. The sharpener allows the knives to be re-sharpened without needing to be removed from the machine. The knives can be re-sharpened this way two to three times, reducing customer downtime.

"The partnership between Morbark Inc., and Precision Sharpening Devices, with their line of Bevel Buddy Chipper Knife Sharpeners, will offer our customers a product that helps them operate their equipment at the highest levels of efficiency," says Mark Mills with PSDI. "The results are fuel savings, meeting production quotas, less downtime, and greatly reducing their overall costs while maintaining a quality product and a safer work environment. Both parties view this as a 'What's best for the customer' focus."

"We're always looking for ways to make our customers more productive, more efficient and more successful," says John Foote, Morbark’s vice president of sales and marketing. "Partnering with Precision Sharpening Devices to offer the Bevel Buddy through our worldwide network of authorized Morbark dealers gives our customers easy access to another tool to help them be more productive, and ultimately, more successful."