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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
 

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #150 on: January 19, 2022, 01:51:04 pm »
Look look, my Work Sharp Precision Adjust is mobile and a ''complete'' sharpening system  :biggrin:
 
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #151 on: January 19, 2022, 01:51:35 pm »
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #152 on: January 19, 2022, 02:26:30 pm »
Mox you will never look back
I have got 1 at home and one st work and will get a spare one
Obviously I get them a lot cheaper in the States
Never liked sharpening knives, now you will never find me with a dull knife
 

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #153 on: January 19, 2022, 02:35:05 pm »
Yes Tom it is a great addition to an already great piece of kit. It is easier to use than my KME though the KME can do more. The Work Sharp is the fraction of the cost and personally I think my KME will gather dust until special project days.

I like the fact that the case has space for some bits and bobs and a note book that I have started on each knife I own with angles and service dates.

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #154 on: January 19, 2022, 03:37:55 pm »
I kinda like sharpening my knives on the oilstone. Like the rhythm and satisfaction from getting it right just by feel and judging the angle perfectly. But then, in the kitchen the Warthog V-Sharp diamond sharpener is just fantastic. Every time before I use a kitchen knife, it gets a few swipes on it (medium grit), ensuring I'm always working with a sharp edge. Simple and efficient.
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #155 on: January 19, 2022, 08:10:35 pm »
Post some pictures, please?
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #156 on: January 19, 2022, 08:24:20 pm »
Post some pictures, please?

Not sure if you want pictures from Roxenz oilstone sharpening or the 'Worksharp' bud?
Anyway, here is one of the worksharp - the angle is fully ajustable
The diamond stones on the standard version are 350 grid and 600 and then hone.
I hone one a leather strop though.
 
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #157 on: January 19, 2022, 08:33:48 pm »
Jis Tom daai 20 grade loop mooi ne.
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #158 on: January 19, 2022, 08:42:32 pm »
Jis Tom daai 20 grade loop mooi ne.

Yes Cappie, ek re-profile meeste van my lemme na 20 grade.
 
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #159 on: January 20, 2022, 08:56:37 am »
For @Wooly Bugger     Warthog V-Sharp (they have other models as well, but this one is the best. Usually around R750 to R800.
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