The Cardinal® model 548 is our most commonly used round knife machine.

It is available in a number of different blade sizes and gear combinations, and is designed with a lightweight, powerful motor to provide the best cloth cutting configuration.

Eastman round knife machines are ideally suited for cutting large radius curves, straight lines and are applicable for a wide range of difficult to cut materials.

Accuracy

Eliminates cutting distortion due to the narrow silhouette standard and extremely low base plate
Stability

Vibration-free cutting with smooth and easy maneuverability
Efficiency

Simple handling of the machine due to its low center of gravity

Single-hand engaging of power supply via the Patented Uni-Safe Terminal Block and Attachment Plug

Ability to reduce speed to eliminate fusing, provided by the dual speed option
Durability

Built with the highest grade materials available

  • US Warranty 6 Months Parts and 90 Days Labor Service on defects in material and workmanship.
  • Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
Specifications
The Cardinal® model 548 is Eastman's most widely-used round knife machine. It is available in two different blade sizes, and it is designed with a lightweight, powerful motor to provide optimum cutting configuration.

Eastman round knife machines are ideally suited for cutting large radius curves, straight lines and are applicable for a wide range of difficult to cut materials.

Available with two different blade sizes
Powerful motor provides versatility for cutting a wide range of materials
Blades are available in carbon steel, high speed steel, grooved and PTFE coated

Motors
110v, 1ph: Available
220v, 1ph: Available
220v, 3ph: Available

Single Speed: Low speed (1800/1500 RPM)
Standard

Horsepower
0.34hp, 1ph 0.48hp, 3ph

Dual Speed
Not Available

Blades:
Standard: Carbon Steel Optional: High Speed Steel, Grooved, PTFE Coated

Weight
21 lbs. 9.52 kg.


Horsepower
.34hp, 1ph; .48 hp, 3ph


Blade Size
5.25" 13.3cm
6" 15.2cm



Cutting Capacity
3.125" 7.95cm
3.5" 8.89cm


Sharpener Stone Grits
120 Heavy: Available
150 Medium: Available
220 Fine: Available

Options
Knife lubricator, stationary base plate

Disclaimer
All indicated specifications, dimensions, weights and performance data are approximate and subject to change without notice.

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icon In Operation: Eastman 548 Standard Cardinal Round Knife Cutting Machine 2 Gears, 5-1/4"(52H) or 6"(6H) Blade

icon Blade types