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    Richard Proenneke
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    Great buy - Scanslib 150 wet grinder

    Left work 1/2hr early today so I could pop into the bank on the way home.
    Anyway, after paying suitable homage to the local parasite (read bank manager) I headed home, but on the way passed a house holding a garage sale.
    "Interesting' day to be holding a garage sale" sez I. So I stopped & wandered down the drive for a gander.
    Had a bit of a chat to the woman conducting the sale & as it turns out the family are in the process of moving overseas & must do so rapidly as hubby has been promoted/transferred.
    So - "everything must go fast".
    "Great" methinks, might be an opportunity for some haggling & such like if there's anything worth buying (thinking the odd axe head, hammer, saw, etc).
    Then my eyes lit up - low & behold there sat a lovely little Danish 'Scanslib 150' wet grinder.
    Had a chat with hubby as laid back as I could be (whilst bursting with anticipation).
    He wanted $150 for it. I had a look at it & picked a few little things (nothing really just nit picking of course).
    In the end, after some suitable haggling, I got it for $80.
    WhooHoo & Hot Damn - score of the year for me I reckon.
    These are normally a brilliant little tool grinder that usually go for around the $300 mark new.
    Have to invest in a few accessories for it but she works a beaut & should get a fair bit of duty with me.

    Anyway, here's a pic of one (not the one I bought but same same).

    Bill

    Scanslib 150 wet grinder.jpg

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    Top buy !

    Are you going to offer to sharped everyones knives now ?

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    Lofty Wiseman
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    my old work had 1 of them it worked great on chiesles

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    That is a top score Bill, ive looked at this type of sharpening system for years but could never justify the expense.
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    Richard Proenneke
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    Yeah I've also been in that same position - wanting one for a fair while but just not being able to justify the cost to buy a new one.
    However, I definitely wasn't going to pass this one up at that price.
    'Wrapt' is a fair description I reckon.
    As far as sharpening anyone's knives is concerned 1st I have to learn not to bugger me own ;-)

    Bill.

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    Lofty Wiseman
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    get the jig mate makes it **** easy

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    Thats a great score bill! Well done!

    Really keen to hear how it goes if you get a change to do a sneaky review some time
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