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Tandy High Tech Leather Splitter on sale $129 today only is it worth it?

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Sonydaze   

$129 is a low price for a splitter.  I haven't used this model but I had their better one and didn't like it.  It is doubtful that it will be sharp out of the box, plan on doing a serious sharpening before you can use it.  The width of it is ok for belts and straps but will limit you on doing some other things.

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I would bet a pinky toe that it will need sharpening out of the box. But we should all learn to sharpen stuff. At that price I would try it. It won't get any cheaper.

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OLDNSLOW   

If you are looking to skiving belt ends it is ok, but as those above have said you'll need to keep a strop handy to strop the blade after a few belt ends.  I do have one and I think it is the same as that one, if your lookin at splitting leather after a just a few, no more than 4,5 you will definitely need to sharpen the blade, one thing that can help to make it last is to not use the same area of the blade, keep moving around so the blade will last a little longer.

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24VOLTS   

I have one.  I use it all the time.  It Is sharp out of the box.  I have not had to strop or sharpen the blade yet.  It has a basic blade that is easy to sharpen or have a saw filer sharpen for you.  For the price it is good entry level skiver.  My recommendation is on the adjustment screw that you put a indicator marking on it so that you know how far you are adjusting the rollers.  I did had a wood handle for easier opening.  Other then that I have no complaints.  Overall good unit. 

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Guess I owe somebody a pinky toe.

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I have this one too. It was sharp out of the box. I do wish the wider ones were not so expensive though. Sometimes I like to make holsters with full exotic outsides. These are always wider than 4".

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