Not sure if Karl or Leon would be interested in a sharpener, but thought to bring this sale to their attention, since it's more convenient for them. If Karl or Leon would have an interest, I'd pass on bidding against them. http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/view?auctionId ’37752&convertToUSD
If not us, would either Karl or Leon have a machinist/hobbyist friend that might be interested in these sharpeners? Give them this auction info.
I contacted Darex about their SN 110 sharpener. Darex said that sharpener (the olive green one) is discontinued and replacement parts (except for the stones) are no longer available. The model is an M3 model, vintage 1983-2 001. The auction write-up says it was funtional, when removed from service , but ones never knows its exact condition, unless inspected & tested. Dar ex said its value is about $700, if in good working order.
The Lisle is worth about $700, also, if in good working condition, as per m y online research. I don't know if its a discontinued model or whether pa rts are still available.
I'm not sure if sharpening my bits is more feasible than buying new. I do a poor job sharpening, by hand. I don't suppose either of those sharpener s will sharpen auger or brad point bits.
Do any of you have/use a sharpener, hand sharpen or buy new, when need be? I'm trying to judge whether a sharpener would be best for me. I suppose a machinist would have more use for this kind of dedicated sharpener, than a woodworker, so it may be impractical for me.