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An affordable wet sharperner

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Review by b2rtch posted 1451 days ago 3479 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I received tonight my new wet sharpener.
I have been working with it for about one hour and it is working extremely well for me.
I sharpened chisels, and planes blades and kitchen knives.
I read on another forum that all the Tormek accessories mount right on this sharpener.

-- Bert




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#1 posted 1451 days ago

It wouldn’t surprise me if this did work with Tormek accessories. Grizzly makes another Tormek clone similar to this one and it can also use Tormek accessories.

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#3 posted 1450 days ago

The Grizzly is identical and little bit cheaper but you have to pay shipping.
One can buy accessories from Grizzly, knowing that they will fit.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 1450 days ago

Nice, looks like the only difference from a Tormek/Jet/Grizzly is it’s 8” instead of 10” (assuming it’s still 2” wide?) so the wheel may not last as long. That being said, I maybe use my Grizzly once every few weeks, so I expect my wheel to last me close to forever, the 8” would probably last me just a little shorter than forever :) It looks like the trough is big enough that you could replace it with a 10” wheel when you wore it down though.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#5 posted 1447 days ago

A follow up.
I sharpened and honed every knife in the house this morning.
They are very sharp.
The stone seems to wear quite fast, which is not really a surprise since this a water stone.
So far I am very satisfied with this wet sharpener.
Bert

-- Bert

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#6 posted 1380 days ago

how do you do your truing???

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#7 posted 1380 days ago

I have a diamond “thing” that I mounted on the sharpening bar.

-- Bert

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#8 posted 837 days ago

Thought you may like to see my video of the Upgrades I made to the Work Sharp including one that allows you to use Tormek jigs AND how to use cheap buffing compound instead of sandpaper instead of diamond wheels and compounds:

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#9 posted 837 days ago

StumpyNubs, I watched last night on youtube and I left you a comment.
I really like what you did.
Thanks for sharing
I am going to do the same modification to mine and then may be I shall use it.
Happy New year in your shop by your gas furnace and with your dog, having a cool one at the end of the day.

-- Bert

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