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Standard Cardinal® 548

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.



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


Vibration-free cutting with smooth and easy maneuverability


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


Built with the highest grade materials available

Technical Specifications

  Standard Cardinal® Technical Specifications
Motors 110V, 1ph, 50/60Hz // 220V, 1ph or 3ph, 50/60Hz // 380V, 3ph, 50Hz, High speed (3600/3000 RPM), Low speed (1800/1500 RPM), Note: Low speed option is not available for Model 534, Note: 380v, 3ph, 50Hz is not available for Models 534 or 548
Horsepower .34hp, 1ph -.48hp, 3ph
Weight 21 lbs. (9.52kg)
Weight w/strip gauge No
Blades Standard: Carbon Steel, Optional: High Speed Steel, Slotted, Grooved, PTFE Coated, Note: Slotted is not available for Model 534 or 548
Sharpener Stones Standard: 120 Heavy. Optional: 150 Medium, 220 Fine
Standard Features No
Options No
Blade Size 5.25 in. (13.3cm), 6 in. (15.2cm)
Cutting Capacity 3.125 in. (7.95cm), 3.5 in. (8.89 cm)
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