BG Manual Leather Splitter & Skiving Bench-top Machine
Working area: 6" inch blade, 1.2cm opening height
Opening height: Adjustable up to 0.5" inches (~1.2cm)
This splitting machine has two adjustable height screws on either side of the machine to adjust blade height. There are also millimeter etchings for depth so that you can ensure accurate thickness on both sides. This gives you the ability to do 'lap skives' (tapered skives) and 'level skives' (same thickness on both sides).
These blades are hand sharpened by hollow grinding making the blades razor sharp. They are then heat treated to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 65-68 which insures that the machine will hold an edge over many hours of use.
The lever handle has a spring action allowing the handle to recoil back after opening and inserting leather.
There is a cam brake on the right hand side of the machine that allows the user to lock the handle in place for using both hands to pull the leather through.