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Thread: Rotary blade sharpener

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    Senior Member borntoquilt's Avatar
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    Saw one @ LQS today and wonered IF they work. any body out there experienced with this tool???? thx!

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    i have both the basic type (circles with emery paper - completely manual) and the fancy shmancy yellow & black sharpener that uses sharpening stones (also manual, but supposed to be less effort).

    i find that, for me, the basic type takes more muscle but works better. neither makes blades like new, but they can help you get more use out of them.

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    I had one a long time ago (I think it was blue) and it didn't work worth a hoot!

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    I did not even know that such a thing exists. Jim bought me a package of five for Christmas. I just put in the first one last week.

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    I have the blue manusl one and it has truly saved me money on buying new blades as often. Works just fine for me.

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    I've got one, as far as I'm concerned they're not worth the money or the time and effort to sharpen the blades. My 2 cents worth.

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    I have one & believe it does extend the use of your blades. I will buy another one when this one no longer works!

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    I think that if you are on a budget and willing to put a little umph into the sharpening process, then the sharpening stone is worth it. If you are not on a budget, changing the blades is the easier way to go. I have the sharpener, and it dies extend the life of my blades.

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