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    I have several different sharpening systems that cost a lot of money to buy and they have cobwebs on them because I have shifted to hollow grinding and hand sharpening for blades & chisels. I have been asked if I want to sell them but I wonder if there are any situations that I might need a precisely set angle and would then regret not keeping at least one. Has anyone else been down this road?

    If I was honest it is as much about selling tools as much as I might need them one day and regret the whole thing. I have only ever bought the tools I needed for specific purposes and I am definitely not a tool collector so to sell some is a bit strange to me.
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    Chris, it may help to mention the sharpening systems you have.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I deliberately did not do that in case someone thought I was trying to sell them via this thread. They are a Worksharp and a Veritas Mk2 system. The only think I might think I can use the LV system for is very narrow chisels for which I have the holder but I have not used that since I bought it just after its release.
    CHRIS

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    Chris, you know I have the Torment and an A&A with CBN's. The Torment is used regularly for turning chisels and rarely for reshaping damaged carving/bench chisels.

    I also have the MkII, which I use to establish the bevel at a certain angle. Other wise freehand sharpening, including my skewed chisels and plane blade. I actually find it quicker to freshen the edge on the #6k & #8K stones freehand then set up the guide.

    The guides and electron burners have their place and uses, but freehand sharpening is a skill well worth learning and maintaining proficiency with.
    Pat
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    Pat, I only use flat blades as you know and using the hollow grind approach to establish the primary bevel negates the need to use a jig, something I found out after spending a not inconsiderable amount of money buying this stuff and the accessories that go with both systems. Others may not feel so confidant in sharpening free hand as I didn't at that time in my sharpening journey but now I simply don't have the day to day need to use them. I was talking to a friend one day and he mentioned he would buy them from me if I ever decided to sell them thus the conundrum, to sell or not to sell and will I in future regret selling them.
    CHRIS

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    Chris, either one of those machines would be useful for flattening the backs of blades. That would be valuable if you rehabbed or build blades/planes/chisels.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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