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    Sorby -- on ebay

    wood lathe turning tools robert sorby

    http://cgi.ebay.com/wood-lathe-turni...#ht_720wt_1167

    AT $900.00

    Do you need all of these??
    buy and resell ?
    Last edited by Paul Gallian; 03-30-2010 at 04:02 AM.
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    At $33.75 per tool, I'd think someone could buy as good or better tools new for about the same price. They might not say Sorby on the handle, but still.
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    Much too much -- many other things I would like -- ie Bernie's Vacuum system.
    Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it
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    I agree with Vaughn. Way to much money for used tools and could buy better than those.
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    Having Sorby for a lot of my tools, you don't need half that many and the price is high for used.

    Bruce
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    After a closer look, only 8 are Robert Sorby! I have seen the "Sorby" tools at a woodworking show and in MY opinion they were more the quality of Harbor freight's set.

    They even show that the 8 pieces are a boxed set. Woodcraft sells it new for about 420.00 used they ahould go for 210.00. The rest are NOT worth 680.00!

    Bruce
    Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)

    "The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"

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    Current bid is $900.00 and from 38 bids. Several people disagree with what has been expressed here.
    I agree with the disagree-ers. Way too much, especially for used. And, IMHO, all those are not needed.
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