I have the Tormek and love it. I figured if I was going to get it I might as well get both the turning kit and the hand tool kit. I use it to sharpen everything from my wife's scissors to the pruning shears. Her kitchen knives and steak knives are extremely sharp. The turning outfit will put a edge on that will last at least double or longer than the edge off a dry grinder IMHO. I also have the bar that fits my dry grinder so I can use the accessories to shape without taking a long time on the Tormek. Yep it is expensive but to me worth it. The neighbor got a Grizzly clone and it was junk. He sent it back. He has the Jet but not satisfied with it but did keep it.
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and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home – forever.”
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