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    Would you pay 2.5k for this?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMel View Post
    Ha!! That's hilarious.Probably cost him about $50.00 to put it together from some scraps he had lying around.
    $2500.00 my @ss.
    What's he calling it? "The hillbilly pro sharpener" ?? :-D

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    Only if I had just bought a $20,000 Kramer on eBay that needed sharpening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    Only if I had just bought a $20,000 Kramer on eBay that needed sharpening.
    Lol. Puts that into perspective

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    Only if his furry fella friend is included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shankster View Post
    Ha!! That's hilarious.Probably cost him about $50.00 to put it together from some scraps he had lying around.
    $2500.00 my @ss.
    What's he calling it? "The hillbilly pro sharpener" ?? :-D
    Gizmo supreme. Its actually not a terrible design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shankster View Post
    Ha!! That's hilarious.Probably cost him about $50.00 to put it together from some scraps he had lying around.
    $2500.00 my @ss.
    What's he calling it? "The hillbilly pro sharpener" ?? :-D
    You got to give the guy some credit. 2.5K is a stretch, but his setup is better than electric grinders and one can mix and match belts. This system is perfect for sharpening German or other low-end knives with convex grinds. Belts conform to a convex edge, so you can blend the bevel pretty well.
    You get a knife 'sharp' is 3 min and even if you charge $5 per knife, you can make $100 an hour (mathematically speaking). Not bad at all.

    I wont' be surprised if the design is cloned and used in some 'pro' sharpening setup. I for one am going to bookmark this page.

    If I were to suggest an improvement to Mr. Jackson it would be to add a VFD to his setup and tune up the components so the grinder doesn't make as much noise. Too much racketing noise for my taste.


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    Hmm, I was looking at getting a grinder/polisher for some knife handles anyway. Now I know I can attach some pulleys and some aluminum oxide belts and make a sharpener too. I'm SOLD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    You got to give the guy some credit. 2.5K is a stretch, but his setup is better than electric grinders and one can mix and match belts. This system is perfect for sharpening German or other low-end knives with convex grinds. Belts conform to a convex edge, so you can blend the bevel pretty well.
    You get a knife 'sharp' is 3 min and even if you charge $5 per knife, you can make $100 an hour (mathematically speaking). Not bad at all.

    I wont' be surprised if the design is cloned and used in some pro sharpening setup.


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    OK I'll give him credit for design,but not for charging $2500.00.
    I'm sure that's just the prototype,the finished product will be much more refined..

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    Its not a new design. The local sharpening shop has been using and selling the same design for years.


    http://www.knifesharpest.com/Grambo.html

    They charge the same for a higher quality system. They can sharpen a knife in less than 3 minutes. They do enough business in knives and sharpening to have 3-5 employees.
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