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I'll start, you guys add to the thread with some of your favorite purchases.

Worksharp Elite Sharpener

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So I have been drooling over one of these things for a couple years, finally saved enough ration stamps to get one. One of my smartest tool purchases yet.

I've been sharpening my knives and axes with everything over the years. Wet stones, fancy articulating arm Japanese wet stone things, belt sanders, mini angle die grinders, heck I even have an antique treadle stone if the mood hits right.

This thing is dummy proof and makes super quick work of sharpening tasks when you have a lot of something to go through.

Our kitchen knife set has been neglected and abused for years. I really wish I had taken before and after pics. I sat down and used every grit belt that comes with it, hit all the steak knives, about 30 mins later they're all razor sharp. Then hit my daily driver pocket knife with the last three belts, 5 mins and same results.

They offer three styles. The basic, the "Ken Onion" edition, and the Elite. I got the Elite as it will be more versatile with a few other tools like my axes and hatchets, but tonight I only used the Ken Onion version (elite kit is basically the Ken Onion with an elite attachment thrown in) and it did outstanding.

I'll get some before and after pics next time I fire it up, and I'll post some more tool stuff here later on.

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Interesting. Thanks for posting.


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Originally Posted by oldskool73
Interesting. Thanks for posting.

Yes sir, gotta have a nice sharp cutter in the pocket at all times. I'll share some more goodies down the road.


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Cool!

One of my favorite tools is a Franklin stud finder that "shows" you the stud by lighting a series of LEDs.
I bought it years ago for around $50.
It was pricey, but it paid for itself on the first project.
I practically threw my trusty Zircon away afterwards.


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Originally Posted by Rusty_Pancelode
Cool!

One of my favorite tools is a Franklin stud finder that "shows" you the stud by lighting a series of LEDs.
I bought it years ago for around $50.
It was pricey, but it paid for itself on the first project.
I practically threw my trusty Zircon away afterwards.

I've got a low to mid grade Zircon and I HATE HATE HATE that piece of garbage. I get hits all over the darn wall with it. I do better with a string and a magnet finding the sheet rock screws/nails.


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Oh, no.
That's terrible.
This Franklin one is so good that you'll want to play with it.



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Originally Posted by Rusty_Pancelode
Oh, no.
That's terrible.
This Franklin one is so good that you'll want to play with it.


Ordered! I had to use my Zircon three times this week hanging pictures, and I cursed like a sailor each time. Done with it.


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I was a GC / finish carpenter for 35 years. Those Franklins were a godsend when they came out.


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Love that sharpener.

These threads always cost me a lot of money

here is a similar one, 212 pages of temptation!

It's from the UK but almost all of the stuff is available in USA

Tools you wish you'd bought sooner


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