About a year ago I bought a 1" Henry Taylor HSS skew to replace the El Cheapo and yard sale specials I had been using.
For a while I wasn't sure this was a step up. I do know the Taylor was about $50.00 and the other two were $5.00 each.
However, after enough use to be sure, I have come to the conclusion the only step up was cost.
I'm sure the no-name El Cheapo (bought on-line) lasted longer between sharpenings. Same with the Buck brand 'cast steel' garage sale special.
I sold the El Cheapo for $10.00 so that is some consolation.
I still have the Buck and may go back to using that as my regular.
Right now, I'm making some bottle stoppers from scrap walnut. One stopper requires two to three sharpenings for the Taylor. Methinks it should be more like two or three stoppers per sharpening.
Color me unhappy.
Last edited by Frank Fusco; 05-29-2010 at 07:34 PM.
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