Features & Specs

Wissota 911 Skate Sharpener

100% MADE IN USA

  • - Length: 23”
  • - Height: 12”
  • - Width: 17.5”
  • - Weight: 60 lbs.
  • - Power: 115V, 60Hz, Single Phase 3450 RPM Motor (other voltages available)
  • - Distance from tabletop to center of wheel: 4-5/8” 
  • - One year standard warranty on all new machines


What separates Wissota Skate Sharpeners from the competition?

Table Top

Wissota Table Top

The Wissota table is a massive 36 lb. iron foundry casting. It is carefully sized to be compact and easily portable, but NOT so small as to restrict the good inswing and outswing follow through needed for smooth, even grinding.

This casting is furnace treated to 1000 degrees to stress relieve it before we perform any machining. It is then ground and Starrett gauge tested to a precise flatness tolerance and surface polish. Our customers use simple automotive wax on our table top to provide unsurpassed glide. NO table top at any price point is more accurate or will out perform the gold standard of a precise cast iron table.

 

Electric Motor

Wissota Motor
The Wissota 115 volt motor is totally enclosed, dust shielded, and designed for continuous use as a grinder motor. Foreign voltages are available as well. Many of our commercial customers run 115+ pairs of skates through the machine EVERY DAY during the season. The shaft and lower wheel flange are precision machined. The lower wheel flange is press fit on the shaft and machined “in place” to tenths of a thousandth of an inch to completely eliminate any chance of wheel run out , hop or wobble. Our system is DIRECT DRIVE and we do NOT use or need belts, pulleys, hubs, shaft collars or adaptors. The Wissota motor turns 3450 RPM which produces excellent surface feet per second speed with our 7” grinding wheel. Remember that it is the achieved “surface feet per second” that is meaningful, not motor RPM. Some competitors have a higher motor RPM but that is because their wheel size is so small that they need this to approach decent surface speeds. Some use belt and pulley ratios to achieve the same thing. The Wissota induction motor weighs 14# all by itself, and uses the very best industrial quality (oversize # 6203) bearings fitted with rubber dust shields on both inside an outside bearing races.

NO SKATE MOTOR ON ANY SKATE SHARPENER AT ANY PRICE POINT IS MORE ACCURATE OR WILL OUT PERFORM THE WISSOTA INDUSTRIAL DUTY MOTOR. In fact many of the most expensive machines are using CHINA motors…ask before you buy!

 

Skate Holder

3-D Three Dial Skate Holder

Every new Wissota Model 911 machine comes with our new Model 3-D "Three Dial" Skate Holder. We believe it to be the most RUGGED, ACCURATE, and USER FRIENDLY skate holder on the market today. The "Half Turn Quick Release" skate clamp has unsurpassed holding power and it is not fooled by skates with blades of different thickness. The upper and lower jaws are steel investment castings, and are designed so that skates can be checked in the holder for even edges without the need for a gauge (see "Learning about even edges"). The three dial positioning system is infinitely adjustable. The dials have magnetic labels that can be positioned to show a "ZERO" setting, and they can be locked in place. The dial labels allow an operator to keep VISUAL track of any changes. If a change becomes permanent, the labels can be repositioned to read ZERO at that new position. Easily replaceable felt wear pads are on the bottom of the skate holder.

 

Diamond Dresser

Diamond Dresser

The Wissota dressing system is precise, rigid, and infinitely adjustable. The diamond has ruler markings on it and a Wissota operator can instantly see what radius the machine is set for. Within seconds, and without tools or the need to buy extra dressers, the operator can change from one radius to ANY other.

Wissota sharpeners come with a detailed Operators manual which covers procedures, setups, theory, and principles of skate sharpening. Our instructional video can be seen anytime on our website's "Understanding Skate Sharpening" page. Both are written for the beginner and both are based specifically on the 911 machine. We have been perfecting our literature for over 63 years.

A dust collector hood is available as an accessory for easy hook up to a vacuum system.

The 911 skate sharpener is portable and is an ideal machine for hockey parents/teams (travel or otherwise). For serious travel teams, a deluxe Travel case is also available.

Please feel free to contact me personally with any questions you may have on our product or on Skate Sharpening in general.