48 HD Knife Grinder

Built for efficiency and longevity, the Morbark knife grinder is designed to provide years of reliable service while providing independence from the costs and delays from outside sharpening companies.

Knife Grinder Fine Thread T Handle

Fine-threaded T-handle

Fine-threaded T-handle angle adjustment allows for easy fine adjustment to grind knives at the proper angle and set angle for multiple sets of knives.

Knife Grinder Access Grinding Wheel

Grinding Wheel Access

Access to the grinding wheel is simple with the removal of a couple of shields, making routine maintenance simple.

Knife Grinder Control Panel

Control Panel

Easy-to-access and operate control panel

Knife Grinder Motor


115/230V single-phase or 208-230/460V 3-phase motor options


Weight (approx.): 1,200 lbs (544 kg)

Height: 33″ (83.8 cm)

Width: 86″ (218.4 cm)

Depth: 42 3/8″ (107.6 cm)

Grinding Wheel: 10″ x 4″ x 8″ (25.4 cm x 10.2 cm x 20.3 cm)

Motor: Dayton 115/230V, 1-phase, 60 Hz, Electric

Horsepower: 3 HP (2.24 kW)

Coolant Concentrate (50:1): 1 gallon (3.78 liter)

Bearing geometry is specifically designed to handle loading created by the cutting forces for longer bearing life.

Heavy-duty coolant system with submersible pump

Automatic traveling head

Automatic ratchet infeed system

Heavy-duty stop/ start switches

Heavy-duty frame guards and slide rails

Thompson linear bearings

Adjustable knife bar designed with knife clamps

Parallels necessary to grind 3″ to 7 5/16″ (7.6 cm to 18.6 cm) wide knives

Magnetic angle finder

Honing stone


  • Part #40073-971: 115/230V single-phase
  • Part #40078-971: 208-230/460V 3-phase
  • Part #40060-971S: Heavy-duty grinder stand
Specifications may vary with equipment options.
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