Wetstone Sharpener with Reversible, Variable Speed, Permanent Magnet Motor
Wetstone Sharpener with Reversible, Variable Speed, Permanent Magnet Motor
£219.99
inc. vat
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Key Features

  • 3 Year Warranty
    If the sharpener fails due to a material or manufacturing defect it or its component will be replaced free of charge
  • Premium Performance Sharpener with a Wide Range of Jigs
    Shape, sharpen and hone any type of edge tool to a mirror finish
  • Reversible, Variable Speed, Permanent-Magnet Motor
    As used on the latest Tesla electric vehicles
  • Motor Maintains the Ideal Speed
    Regardless of load applied
  • Low Speed Range
    No risk that the edge becomes overheated and loses its hardness
  • Aluminium Oxide Grinding Wheel
    Efficient steel removal, smooth surface finish and long stone life
  • Leather Honing Wheel
    Removes the burr, prior to honing and mirror polishing the edge
  • Reversible Motor
    Makes the honing and polishing processes easier and faster
  • Water Trough has an Extra Wide Mouth
    To prevent spillage when sharpening long edge tools
  • Rated for Continuous Use
    Add consistent and exact cutting geometry to fine edge tools
  • Complete with a Diamond Truing Tool
    To dress a worn stone to its original profile

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This Item: Wetstone Sharpener with Reversible, Variable Speed, Permanent Magnet Motor
£219.99

Product Details

With this premium performance sharpener and wide range of jigs, you can shape, sharpen and hone any type of edge tool to a mirror finish. It is powered by a reversible, variable speed, permanent-magnet motor, as used on the latest Tesla electric vehicles, which will maintain the ideal speed regardless of load applied. The low speed range means there is no risk that the edge becomes overheated and loses its hardness, giving you full control of the sharpening process, so that you do not remove more steel than necessary, making your tools last much longer.

The 220 grit aluminium oxide grinding wheel, which is cooled in a bath of water, offers the most effective combination of efficient steel removal, smooth surface finish and long stone life. When you need to refine an edge, you can use the stone grader to convert the surface of the stone to 1000 grit. Having shaped and created the edge on the stone, you finish the sharpening process on the leather honing wheel, using the honing compound to gently remove the burr, prior to honing and mirror polishing the edge. The reversible motor makes the honing and polishing processes easier and faster.

The body of the sharpener features a carry handle, is rust proof and made from impact-resistant ABS with vertical and horizontal steel bushes to provide firm support for the universal jig holder. The water trough has an extra wide mouth to prevent spillage when sharpening long edge tools and can be removed without tools for cleaning. The sharpener comes complete with a diamond truing tool to dress a worn stone to its original profile, universal jig holder, straight edge jig for chisels and plane irons, angle measuring & setting jig, stone grader and honing compound.

Rated for continuous use this is a premium wetstone sharpener that allows you to add consistent and exact cutting geometry to fine edge tools including chisels, turning tools, carving tools, knives, and plane irons. This sharpener has a 3 year warranty, in the event that it fails due to a material or manufacturing defect the component will be replaced free of charge. ©
With this premium performance sharpener and wide range of jigs, you can shape, sharpen and hone any type of edge tool to a mirror finish. It is powered by a reversible, variable speed, permanent-magnet motor, as used on the latest Tesla electric vehicles, which will maintain the ideal speed regardless of load applied. The low speed range means there is no risk that the edge becomes overheated and loses its hardness, giving you full control of the sharpening process, so that you do not remove more steel than necessary, making your tools last much longer.

The 220 grit aluminium oxide grinding wheel, which is cooled in a bath of water, offers the most effective combination of efficient steel removal, smooth surface finish and long stone life. When you need to refine an edge, you can use the stone grader to convert the surface of the stone to 1000 grit. Having shaped and created the edge on the stone, you finish the sharpening process on the leather honing wheel, using the honing compound to gently remove the burr, prior to honing and mirror polishing the edge. The reversible motor makes the honing and polishing processes easier and faster.

The body of the sharpener features a carry handle, is rust proof and made from impact-resistant ABS with vertical and horizontal steel bushes to provide firm support for the universal jig holder. The water trough has an extra wide mouth to prevent spillage when sharpening long edge tools and can be removed without tools for cleaning. The sharpener comes complete with a diamond truing tool to dress a worn stone to its original profile, universal jig holder, straight edge jig for chisels and plane irons, angle measuring & setting jig, stone grader and honing compound.

Rated for continuous use this is a premium wetstone sharpener that allows you to add consistent and exact cutting geometry to fine edge tools including chisels, turning tools, carving tools, knives, and plane irons. This sharpener has a 3 year warranty, in the event that it fails due to a material or manufacturing defect the component will be replaced free of charge. ©

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Specifications

Brand Rutlands®
Voltage 230V
Power 90 watt
Speed Range 120 - 200rpm
Motor Type Permanent Magnet
Grinding Wheel 200mm x 40mm x 12mm
Honing Wheel 180mm x 30mm
Weight 10kg
L x W x H 300mm x 200mm x 330mm

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Customer Reviews

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Steve Gray

I delayed buying this for far too long. Took a while to figure out how the jigs need to be moved around to get the grinding angles right (and how much water is enough in the trough!) but the results are excellent.

Steve Gray

Farewell blunt tools! I put this off for far too long, mucking about with stones and blocks and clamps. Ugh. Nice one.

Robert Varns

Lovely piece of kit.
It's lightweight and extremely quiet.
I like the speed control and reversible action as well.
Shame it doesn't come with more jigs but at the price it cannot be sniffed at.
Compared to other model on the market it is a bargain. Particularly with the price reduction.
Other makes without reverse and speed control sell for over double the price. This is a winner for all the above reasons.
I had been wanting one of these for years as I sharpen all my tools by hand and it takes so long. This has speeded up sharpening 10-15 fold. Wish I had purchased one sooner.

Ron Tocknell

I love the almost instant gratification of getting my grinder the day after I ordered it! It came ready assembled. It took a few minutes to figure out how the various jigs work and then I spent a blissful afternoon sharpening my carving gouges and my woodturning gouges.
I have, in the past spent hours trying to get the perfect edge by hand on a series of stones (including a diamond stone and a set of Albuquerque stones). Never have I enjoyed sharpening so much and never have I achieved such a keen edge.
Thank you 'Rutters'. You done me proud.

Jerome

It's a fair sharpener for the price - bought on sale with the master jig pack to sharpen chisels, gouges and whittling knives. It has a 200mm stone wheel.

It took a little while to set it up - a small square with spirit level is very useful here in checking the level of the jig arm, whether the wheel is truly perpendicular to the jig arm, as well as whether the chisels/gouges are true in the jigs. If not, you won't get an even grind. Took a few goes to get right, but mostly there now.

I like:
- The number of jigs in the pack to cover most tools - the knife jig is in between a Tormek large and small knife jig in size so does both well. I bought a separate tormek jig to do small whittling knifes (SVM-00) like the Pfeil Kerb 1.
- It runs quiet
- It has a reverse switch on it unlike many others at this price point.
- It gets a good edge on when it's finally set up... which leads me to:
- Once the tools are in, the jigs don't move about or wobble much at all.
- The honing wheel really does get knives wicked sharp and is very quick vs a hand strop for maintaining edges.

I don't really like:
- It has a plastic body rather than metal. It feels sturdy, but the supplied magnetic angle finders don't stick to it like with other brands.
- The supplied angle finders have poorly printed numbers on them which make it difficult to read and they feel like they're going to fall apart.
- There is a raised edge on the honing wheel where the 2 lapping edges of leather have been glued together which bangs against the tool on every rotation. Not a huge deal, but not great. Could probably be filed down (not sure what that would do to your warranty..)
- I'm not sure the stone wheel runs perfectly true. It's mostly there, but there's a definite wobble on the sides that you can see. The grinding edge is flat after some dressing.

That said, it seems like a fair amount of machine for the price, comes with a few features that you don't get on others at this price point.

A Johnson

This is my first wet stone grinder and I have to say that the ease of use and the finished of the cutting edge on chisels,wood turning tools and hand plane blade is amazing.
I do also own a Robert Sorby Pro edge but it is in my opinion
no a patch on the finish or ease of use of the wet stone grinder. Well done Rutlands and thank you for the service.

Jane Bloom

Great Wetstone Sharpener. With comprehensive advise from Rutlands, further to the manual, I set it up no problem. Great little machine. I've rated it 4 because it can be very slow and I find the variable speed is mostly needed full on. Thanks Rutlands.

David P

I have used this whetstone sharpener with the straight edge jig for plane irons and chisels. It is straightforward to set up, and produces good even bevels. The design of the water bath seems to collect all of the water even on wide blades.
It is light and compact enough to move around easily if you are short of space in the workshop.
The motor slows noticeably when grinding wider blades even with very light pressure, so you do have to adjust the speed control knob whilst grinding. The gear box also rumbles a bit more than I would have expected.
I am a joiner, and this sharpener gives good results on all the tools I have used it on.
It is good value for money and produces good results.

M Norris

I bought the wet stone sharpener and master jig set for my workshop. It's ideal for my little workshop as it doesn't take up much space. Prior to doing this I looked around at the competition and frankly you can't beat it on price alone. I also got a comprehensive set of jigs. Thus far I've been sharpening up my chisels, and plane blades. Next will be carving tools. I'm chuffed that it's so good and would recommend for anybody.

Barry

Been looking at other makes got other Rutland tools and happy with the quality This came with all the things I need and more used today I'm a joiner by trade gave a good edge on all tools very happy would recommend

James Orpington

I bought this sharpener to put a perfect edge on my turning tools. It works really well. The variable speed allows you set the correct rotational speed for the tool in hand. The slow speed range means the stone stays cool, and you never have to worry about taking to much steel off. I still manage to splash water over the bench though. The honing wheel is great for adding that final polished finish. My rouging and bowl gouges have never performed better.

Joseph Winters

Runs very quietly and smoothly. The variable speed control is a real advantage as you can start slow and gradually build up speed once you have determined that your sharpening angles are correct. Diamond sharpening tool is a must if your working on HSS tools as the stone soon wears - if like me you have over 20 turning tools to sharpen. Overall very pleased with this wetstone and would recommend.

John P

I looked at a number of wetstone sharpeners on the market including the Scheppach, Record and . I choose this one because it runs very smoothly without hardly and noise and the jigs to not judder or wander under load. It also has a powerful motor which I need because I will be sharpening plane irons which are up to 50mm wide and can be extremely hard.

Peter Wright

As a woodcarver I need to maintain the cutting profiles and edges on my chisels at all times, particularly when working on hardwoods. This wetstone sharpener has proved to be a good choice. The sharpening stone is of a high quality and does not wear as quickly as others I have used. The rotational speed in acceptable and does not cause the water to spill over the trough. The motor is very quiet and vibration is minimal. The cast aluminium plate holds the jig arm rigidly in place minimising movement when working on long neck tools. So far I am impressed.

Simon Trott

Good all round sharpening machine that I use on a regular basis in my workshop. Happily recommend it to any fellow woodworker. Excellent range of jigs available is an advantage as well.

James Elgar

Superb looking machine to have in my workshop, it is almost a shame to use it. Would recommend as a sharpening product, the results that I have been getting on plane irons and chisels are second to none.

Henry Ashmore

What a truely lovely machine, it is so smooth running and quiet. Excellent results as well, especially if one purchases the jig sets to aid sharpening. I honestly believe this is comparable with the top of the range Tormek machines, yet half the price. The included out of the box accessories are well thought through and useful, especially the diamond truing tool to ensure the wheel is perfectly flat.

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Wetstone Sharpener with Reversible, Variable Speed, Permanent Magnet Motor

Rutlands®
Part No. R7550
£219.99 inc. vat

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