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ALDI Multi Function Sharpener 65W $24.99

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Sharpens drill bits, knives, scissors and chisels with a 51mm sharpening wheel 6700rpm

The perfect tool for rejuvenating drill bits, chisels, planers, scissors and knives

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  • +9 votes

    That’s some sharp pricing Aldi has.

  • +6 votes

    The perfect tool for rejuvenating ruining drill bits, chisels, planers, scissors and knives

    Fixed it for you :)

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      Can I ask why do you say that? What is better for sharpening if I'm no good at using a sharpening stone?

      • +4 votes

        Can I ask why do you say that?

        Largely because of this: a 51mm sharpening wheel 6700rpm

        but any of these cheap powered sharpeners are probably going to do more harm than good to the object being 'sharpened'.

        A better alternative depends on what you're sharpening:

        For knives maybe an un-powered pull through sharpener based on abrasive wheels, fingers or rods.
        For chisels and planer blades a stone with a jig to hold the angle.
        For drill bits either an expensive dedicated sharpener or learn to do it freehand on a wheel.

        But for knives even if you're 'no good with a stone' you should be able to do a better job than this thing with a little practice, as long as your knives aren't too abused already (in which case I'd recommend starting with a belt sander!).

        • +2 votes

          But for knives even if you're 'no good with a stone' you should be able to do a better job than this thing with a little practice, as long as your knives aren't too abused already

          For knives that are abused that badly I'd just pay to have them professionally sharpened and then do it myself from there.

      • +1 vote

        The sharpening stone is very coarse which will leave the blade unsmooth, it would be ok to get the shape but you’ll have to follow it up with a finer sharpening stone or two.

    • +1 vote

      They're a revenue generating item. People end up buying replacement knives etc. far sooner than if they hadn't used one.

      Sharpening things isn't hard and things like scissors very rarely need sharpening (a hammer or screwdriver is usually all that's needed).

      • +1 vote

        You sharpen your scissors with a hammer or screwdriver?!

        • +16 votes

          "Blunt" scissors usually can't cut because there's a gap that's developed between the blades. Most scissors are riveted together. A few light taps with a hammer on that rivet will close the gap. Sometimes it looks like there's a screw but usually it's a rivet with a slot that does nothing.

          Good scissors will have a very slight curve in each blade so that they only contact at the cutting point rather than have the blades rub all the way along, so sometimes very lightly bending them will also help.

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        How does one sharpen scissors with a hammer :).

        Ps I get what u ment.

      • +5 votes

        Instructions unclear. Now have sharp hammer.

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          Don't waste it - become a geologist!

  • +1 vote

    I would've thought 6700rpm is way too fast for sharpening blades

  • +12 votes

    Can't resist those Aldi special deals , went in once to by a litre of milk , ended up with a trumpet.

    • +3 votes

      ended up with a trumpet.

      A trumpet is a lot less likely to ruin your good kitchen knives than this :)

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        Could ruin a couple of lives though if the trumpet playing renders you homicidal

    • +1 vote

      Reminds me of this article

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        +10 for the source.

  • +3 votes

    reviews seem pretty bad
    https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/workzone-aldi-mult...

    also there is a Ozito one at bunnings for only $5 more. Probably not worth lining up for I suspect.

    • +1 vote

      I suspect the Ozito one will drop in price when this Aldi deal starts….

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        It already did at my local. I was kind of considering it but I think I'll get a bench grinder instead. More useful and I don't think these sharpeners do a good job considering what all the reviews are saying.

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    Only ozito I can see is $44.98

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    Pretty much a toy. There are some video reviews which show how the guides work, including this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaoVCelzCY4 Reviewer reckons the duty cycle is something like 90 secs on 8 mins off.

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    I cringe when I see the brand name Ferrex. Thanks but no thanks!