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Thread: Have you tried this blade sharpener?

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    Super Member Lakeview Quilting's Avatar
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    Would love to hear any feedback on this item. Is it a must have or not? TIA.

    True Sharp Power Sharpener

    Sharpens any brand 28mm, 45mm, or 60mm rotary blade
    Long lasting, high quality sharpening stone
    Non-slip bottom surface
    No batteries required, plugs into wall outlet
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    Thought about buying one. Like you I didn't know anyone that had purchased though.

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    I have the one by Grace that is a straight sharpener. You don't have to take the blade out. I use it before and during a project. So fast and easy.

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    I would like to know if they work also.

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    I purchased this recently and I like it.
    You won't get "new" sharpness on the blades, but it does give them a nice edge and it seems to be extending the life of the blades. I haven't tried this on extremely old or nicked blades yet. I first tried it on a blade that was getting dull and after about 30 seconds, it cut very nicely.

    The one complaint I have is that it is L-O-U-D!!! I mean, really LOUD! This is louder than my vacuum cleaner. But, it generally takes less than a minute to sharpen.

    I believe PatriceJ has also mentioned having one. Maybe she will chime in on how it works for her.

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    With a $59 price wouldn't it be better just to buy blades?
    http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp27942.html

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    With the price of blades these days - I'd be happy to be able to "touch them up" once in a while. If the price is really $59 - and it works well - that's only a little more than two (5) packs of blades in my neck of the woods. I'm looking forward to hearing more about y'all's experience with it.

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    you can buy a lot of new blades from harbor freight for $59. personally don't like any blade sharpeners.

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    I have one, and finally used it, it seemed to work fine for me....

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    I have a manual sharpener and use it pretty regularly. It sharpens only one size blade, which is limiting. I sharpen a blade only once or twice then toss. But I didn't pay so much for my sharpener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    I purchased this recently and I like it.
    You won't get "new" sharpness on the blades, but it does give them a nice edge and it seems to be extending the life of the blades. I haven't tried this on extremely old or nicked blades yet. I first tried it on a blade that was getting dull and after about 30 seconds, it cut very nicely.

    The one complaint I have is that it is L-O-U-D!!! I mean, really LOUD! This is louder than my vacuum cleaner. But, it generally takes less than a minute to sharpen.

    I believe PatriceJ has also mentioned having one. Maybe she will chime in on how it works for her.
    I believe you have covered it nicely. :thumbup:

    I save up my blades to sharpen in batches ... wearing ear plugs. :lol:

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    ear plugs, that is funny

    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    I purchased this recently and I like it.
    You won't get "new" sharpness on the blades, but it does give them a nice edge and it seems to be extending the life of the blades. I haven't tried this on extremely old or nicked blades yet. I first tried it on a blade that was getting dull and after about 30 seconds, it cut very nicely.

    The one complaint I have is that it is L-O-U-D!!! I mean, really LOUD! This is louder than my vacuum cleaner. But, it generally takes less than a minute to sharpen.

    I believe PatriceJ has also mentioned having one. Maybe she will chime in on how it works for her.
    I believe you have covered it nicely. :thumbup:

    I save up my blades to sharpen in batches ... wearing ear plugs. :lol:

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    the noise - have you ever heard someone sharpen a mower blade or knife on a big old grinding wheel in the shop? That is LOUD!! So I can imagine that this little thing is noisey too!

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