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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #140 on: October 28, 2021, 07:05:46 pm »
I put the diamond stone on the PM2 and now it is sharper than ever.
All you need now is a strop from Rich Knives. Does what it needs to do. Will post pics tomorrow

I have one on order.
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #141 on: November 11, 2021, 06:45:41 am »
Looks like the worksharp upgrade is available. Not sure yet if i even need it.
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #142 on: November 11, 2021, 03:52:49 pm »
I want to need it  :biggrin:
 
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #143 on: January 10, 2022, 08:05:06 am »
Has anybody seen any of the 8 - 10" Tormek style water cooled sharpening systems in SA?  I can buy 8" wheel machines on Amazon for about R4k landed. but I actually think a 8" wheel is to small.  Can't seem to get a 10" that is 220V.
 

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #144 on: January 10, 2022, 08:25:00 am »
I have one. Fancy piece of equipment, but still prefer 2x72 belt grinder and a slack belt. Do use the leather stropping wheel of the Tormek though

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #145 on: January 10, 2022, 09:35:53 am »
I have one. Fancy piece of equipment, but still prefer 2x72 belt grinder and a slack belt. Do use the leather stropping wheel of the Tormek though

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I'm not willing to go into the R8k range for a Tormek, but the Jet and Wen jobs are about R4k, which is fine for a machine.  I normally also use the 2x72, but mine runs rather fast, so I burned a blade.  That essentially ruined a completed knife.  I know, I know, buying a machine to compensate for me stuffing up is sort-off dumb.  But I like machines...
 

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #146 on: January 10, 2022, 09:46:23 am »
I have one. Fancy piece of equipment, but still prefer 2x72 belt grinder and a slack belt. Do use the leather stropping wheel of the Tormek though

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I'm not willing to go into the R8k range for a Tormek, but the Jet and Wen jobs are about R4k, which is fine for a machine.  I normally also use the 2x72, but mine runs rather fast, so I burned a blade.  That essentially ruined a completed knife.  I know, I know, buying a machine to compensate for me stuffing up is sort-off dumb.  But I like machines...

I must just clarify: the big stone is worn so small, and I won't part with R4k for new one.
My 2x72 is equiped with VFD so I run at a low speed.
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #147 on: January 10, 2022, 09:52:18 am »
Looks like the worksharp upgrade is available. Not sure yet if i even need it.
I see the upgrade kit is available in SA now. At around R1700 I donít think I really need it.
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #148 on: January 10, 2022, 10:50:59 am »
Looks like the worksharp upgrade is available. Not sure yet if i even need it.
I see the upgrade kit is available in SA now. At around R1700 I donít think I really need it.

It is considersbly cheaper in the states at R1225. (Usd 79)
Personally I think it will come in handy.
 
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #149 on: January 10, 2022, 11:55:52 am »
I have one. Fancy piece of equipment, but still prefer 2x72 belt grinder and a slack belt. Do use the leather stropping wheel of the Tormek though

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I'm not willing to go into the R8k range for a Tormek, but the Jet and Wen jobs are about R4k, which is fine for a machine.  I normally also use the 2x72, but mine runs rather fast, so I burned a blade.  That essentially ruined a completed knife.  I know, I know, buying a machine to compensate for me stuffing up is sort-off dumb.  But I like machines...

I must just clarify: the big stone is worn so small, and I won't part with R4k for new one.
My 2x72 is equiped with VFD so I run at a low speed.

I feel your pain