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Forum topic by WAWoodButcher posted 11-14-2009 04:59 AM 9372 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WAWoodButcher

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11-14-2009 04:59 AM

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Has anyone used this sharpening system or know anyone who has. I would love to sharpen up some of my tools and I like the wet systems but I can’t drop $600 on a Tormek (the wife would make me use her nail file before letting me do that) and the Grizzly is on sale as part of their Christmas sale. So if anyone has heard anything, good or bad, I’d appreciate it. Thanks

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#1 posted 11-16-2009 06:09 PM

Harborfreight has a $99 8” horizontal grinder with a drip system that I’ve been looking at for sharpening my chisels. It is at http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=33867

I too have been looking at the Grizzley system at http://www.grizzly.com/products/searchresults.aspx?q=wet%20grinder and it is $159 plus you need the kit that comes with it for another $54.

Since I am not working commercially I’m thinking that Harborfreight is going to suffice for my turning and wood chisels and slicks.

Just my frugal opinion. Let us know what you get and how it works for you.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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#2 posted 11-17-2009 07:41 AM

I think Scheppach in Germany makes the Grizzly T10010 and T10097 wet sharpeners or supplies the parts. The Grizzly product descriptions say they’re made in Germany. Here is a link to a long Tormek vs. Scheppach thread with lots of opinions, and also some other links that show the Scheppach sharpeners.

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=29214

http://www.powertooldirect.co.uk/scheppach_tiger2500_supergrind_sharpener_240v-p-78557.html

http://www.powertooldirect.co.uk/scheppach_tiger_2000s_wet_dry_grinder_sharpening_system-p-78556.html

http://www.amazon.com/Scheppach-Vertical-Grinding-Sharpening-System/dp/B000BOLGE4

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#3 posted 11-17-2009 03:22 PM

I have the Jet system which is half the price of the Tormek and it is very usable after figuring out how to get everything squared up. I would rather have the Tormek but the price… The Jet does produce the “Scary Sharp” edges. Oh, a note of caution, if you put your wet sharpening system in an unheated shop and it freezes so will your grinding wheel and it may well shatter.

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#4 posted 12-31-2009 07:33 PM

I just got the Grizzly T10010 for X Mas w/ accessory kits 1 & 2, after a little tweaking to line up the universal rest it works very nice. this is my first wet sharping system so it is hard to say if it is as good as some of the higher priced models but it does do a good job and i have the cuts to prove it! I’ll try to post again after i play a little more with it.

-- Dave, I wood if I could but I can't so I woodknot

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#5 posted 12-31-2009 07:41 PM

yes.

it’s actually reviewed right here on lumberjocks – in the review section . you should go check it out.

I have the smaller 8” version made by Sheppach. it’s a great grinder for the homeshop. elevated the sharpness of my blades (and I used to think they were sharp BEFORE….)

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