One of my regrets is that I didn't grab my Dad's Simplicity tractor when
he died. He had the reel and sickle bar mowers for it, as well as the
brush saw, plow, and a few other accessories. That was a nice piece of
equipment that I didn't really appreciate until it was gone.
I was mostly caught up in the vicissitudes of life a thousand miles
away--I really should have rented a truck after the funeral but I didn't
think to do that until I was back home, and by that time my mother had
hired somebody to empty the house for her and . . .
While I'm thinking about it... The WS3000 does require some maintenance.
I keep a brush next to the other glass disks to clear the metal particles
when I change grits. (I've seen those metal particles start to heat and
glow--gotta clear them!)
I've had to take the machine apart a few times to clear out debris that
was keeping the spindle from turning at the proper speed. If they had
installed a felt pad or something, it'd probably solve that problem. I'd
be willing to admit the generic paper may be compounding the problem, so
if anyone keeps buying genuine WS paper and doesn't have to do this, I'd
like to know.
When you need more of the super fine paper, here it is:
On Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 4:11:08 PM UTC-6, dpb wrote:
IF you really want a Tormek and, like me, cannot afford it, you might try building your own. Here is a jib I made that does, essentially, the same thing. The only down side is, you need a mini-lathe to power it. (more details upon request.
Clever...unfortunately, I don't have the lathe; never was much of a
turner and didn't move it from TN as there wasn't any place dry when we
came back to the farm until we got the new roof on the old barn other
than a small corner that wasn't room enough for what did bring, even...
Have regretted the decision a few times, however...
I did not get it and some of my posts are not showing up. I AM having
internet issues but the technician is suppose to show up this afternoon.
When resounding to my e-mail take "dot" our and insert "."
I am interested in selling the whole set up.
So, dpb, here's a pretty thorough and honest account of a hands-on shootout
between a woodworker's Tormek and a Grizzly knock-off over an extended
period of time, during which it's interesting to see how his opinion
evolved. Check it out and see what you think.
As for myself, I have a Tormek that's about fifteen years old that I bought
used in 2005. In my opinion It's one of the best pieces of gear in my shop.
Actually, it's the Jet rather than Grizzly but that's a "no-never mind"
in many ways.
Thanks, appreciate the link; it basically confirmed for at least the Jet
what I figure is more than likely true for the Grizzly (and other clones
as well) -- there's a reason the Tormek is as expensive as it is (altho
I still think it's overpriced for what it is).
Some of the amenities Jet included would be good enhancements for
Tormek; no idea whether they've done so but I do know there are at least
three or for incarnations since that article.
As said, still appreciate it -- it's basically likely what the Grizzly
review would've said, too, altho perhaps with some slightly different warts.
Looks like moot point as guess Leon and I have come to an agreement
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