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Forum topic by TomRetired posted 03-21-2010 05:09 AM 5800 views 1 time favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TomRetired

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03-21-2010 05:09 AM

I really have two questions, has anyone used this sharping system and can you give a quick review and is there a lot of difference between a wet and dry sharpening system?

-- No matter how much money you have, you can't buy time, Retire Early.....TomRetired


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#1 posted 03-21-2010 02:59 PM

The ProEdge system has an odd sized belt, which isn’t all that difficult. A number of suppliers will make custom belts at a reasonable price. I think you can do better for less money by looking at a Kalamazoo. If you just want the belt, look at:
http://www.machinetools4sale.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=1896
or if you want a grinder and belt grinder look at:
http://www.machinetools4sale.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=1991
There are other suppliers out there and you can probably find a better price with a search. The belt of the Kalamazoo is a 2 X 48” belt that’s a standard size. Kalamazoo is the brand many knife makers seem to prefer.

Unlike Kunk, I find the Tormek excruciatingly slow and fiddly. I’m too old to waste that kind of time tinkering around with one. The Kalamazoo grinder/belt grinder and some good sharpening stones will let you spend your time wood working rather than fiddling around with all the accessories and water involved with a wet grinder. Put a coarse wheel on the grinder and use a single point dresser to keep the wheel fresh and true. Then all you need is to learn some basic grinding technique to eliminate problems with over-heating. It’s all very simple and easy.

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#2 posted 03-21-2010 04:50 PM

Thank you both for the reviews, I am leaning towards the Tormek 2000 now.

-- No matter how much money you have, you can't buy time, Retire Early.....TomRetired

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