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Rikon 82-100 8'' Wet Sharpener

Slow rotation and a continuous water bath ensure that your tool stays cool for an extraordinarily sharp and durable edge.
Item #
55683
Rating:
70% of 100

Thanks to its slow-turning abrasive wheel and water basin, the Rikon 82-100 8'' Wet Sharpener puts a keen edge on a wide variety of cutting tools, without the overheating that can ruin your edge. After grinding, you can reverse the motor and the leather wheel strops away any burrs, and then hones the edge to its final sharpness. Ideal for chisels, plane blades, turning and carving tools, knives, axes and more. A tool holding jig and angle guide are included to make putting the right cutting angle on your tools easy and consistent, every time.


Features:

  • Slow rotation speed of 115 RPM prevents overheating the edge
  • 8'' vitrified aluminum oxide grinding wheel for efficient removal of tool steel
  • Deep water trough continuously bathes the grinding wheel during use
  • Leather wheel removes burrs and brings the edge to final sharpness
  • Reversible motor lets you strop without having to rotate the machine
  • Support arm allows user to mount a variety of jigs
  • Powered by a 1/4 HP (1.6A) motor
  • Accepts many aftermarket jigs
(1) Rikon 82-100 8'' Wet Sharpener
(1) Universal ''F'' Support Tool Rest
(1) Blade/Tool Holder Jig
(1) Angle Guide
(1) 8'' x 1-9/16'' 220-Grit Wet Grinding Wheel
(1) 8'' x 1-1/8'' Leather Strop Wheel
(1) Tube of Honing Compound
More Information
Brand Rikon
Manufacturer Part Number 82-100
Weight 26.2500
Tech Spec
  • Motor Horsepower: 1/4 HP
  • Amps: 1.6
  • Volts: 120V, 60 Hz
  • Speed (No Load): 1,750 RPM
  • Stone & Strop Speeds: 115 RPM
  • Stone Wheel Diameter: 8''
  • Stone Wheel Width: 1-9/16''
  • Arbor: 12mm
  • Grit: 220
  • Leather Strop Wheel Diameter: 8''
  • Leather Strop Wheel Width: 1-1/8''
  • Tool Rest ''F'' Support Rod Diameter: 12mm (0.472'')
  • Arbor: 12mm
  • Overall Length: 17''
  • Overall Width: 10''
  • Overall Height: 12''
  • Footprint: 11-1/2'' x 10''
  • Net Weight: 23 lbs.
Discountable No
3.5 / 5.0
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This was a Christmas gift for my husband. He absolutely loved it. It was pleased about how quickly he was able to sharpen his tools.

My only negative was that the shipping box was not covered and it showed was was in it. Especially during the holidays the nature of what is in the box should be disguised.
January 3, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Rikon Wet Sharpener
Stone grade is a bit courser and softer than the big name competitor. Can't beat it for the price. Accurate right out of the box.
December 27, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Pleased to say, this grinder is a win for the money paid!
Pleased to say, this grinder is a win for the money paid! Don't expect a $400 swedish made grinder, this one does just fine for most carpentry sharpening tasks. Fast to use and the jig that comes with it works great for chisels and other blades too, but Veritas makes good sharpening jigs too. I used my Veritas jig with it and now I can sharpen 4 3/8 " planer blades, I'm sure I could take out nicks from my 6" jointer if I need to, but hopefully I will never have to do that.
July 31, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Easy to setup and use
July 21, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Needed a sharpener. This looked just about as good as the Tormex so I got it. Now to get the jigs. Is Rikon going to make those or do I have to buy the ones for Tormx??
December 27, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Sharpener
This is a GREAT competitor to the very expensive Tormek. I wish the stone was a little finer grit, but this works well if you finish off with a fine stone and strop.
January 30, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good for price
When I received this Rikon 82-100 it made some noise and vibration. I was not happy. I rechecked for wheel to make sure it was centered. I took the bottom off and fould the bottom plate not centered when install, causing the motor to rub on the bottom plate and make noise. After reinstalling the bottom plate it worked much better.
January 29, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Wish it had a finer grit wheel with it.
If the Tormac jigs work with it I will be a happy camper
December 1, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Wet Grinder
I have always sharpened my tools on wet stones but having this low speed grinder is just great. It never burns my tools and gives a great hollow for sharpening. Love the Machine.
November 30, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
not quite exceptional, but very good
If you are a professional wood turner or carver, you might want to spend $1000. I find this Rikon to perform as well as the EXPENSIVE ones, for 20% of the cost. This unit does not come with the sharpening jigs that the Tormek or Jet does, but if you are a little handy, you can make your own, I have, for a whole lot less than $800
November 26, 2019
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
On sale
Robert L on Dec 22, 2019
It looks like a good product. I have had a Tormek in the past, which I liked, but it is too expensive, in my opinion.
Robert E on Dec 21, 2019
On sale
Robert L on Dec 22, 2019
I'm a hobbyist and can't justify the price of a professional unit. <br />This is far and away the most affordable price I've seen.<br />That said, it doesn't change the basics - tools have to be sharp.
Dave Orson D on Dec 21, 2019
It looks like a good product. I have had a Tormek in the past, which I liked, but it is too expensive, in my opinion.
Robert E on Dec 21, 2019
I have many tools which I manually sharpen. This may be a time saver.
Arthur R on Dec 17, 2019
I have been wanting one for a long time. Price reasonable.
joseph s on Dec 15, 2019
Rikon seems to be a good product and I need a sharpner
AL on Dec 12, 2019
Great price. Free shipping with code
Nancy W on Dec 11, 2019
Best value for money on market. Ricon makes great tools.
Dennis C on Dec 6, 2019
I wanted a powered strop to improve my knife sharpening.
Joseph H on Dec 5, 2019
After recent research and owning other expensive sharpening systems in the past I felt for the cost of this that I would give it a try. I already own the Rikon 8" Low Speed Grinder that has been a great addition to my shop. This should be a great addition as well.
Eddie on Dec 3, 2019
This is a gift for my husband. He asked specifically for this item.
Daniela L on Nov 30, 2019
Good product at a good price.
Gina S on Nov 29, 2019
As a carver I found .this item to be what I wanted with the reversible feature.other machines cost a lot more and perform the same. I know I tried them!
Bob on Nov 7, 2019
I really wanted a sharpening system, but didn't want to pay a lot of money. The price is good, so we will give it a go.
Jeff M on Jul 30, 2019
I have been looking for a water wheel sharpener just like this. Turning tools are very expensive and a regular grinder wears down the tool too fast. This also keeps the edge from overheating so stays sharp longer.
William R on Jul 18, 2019
Price and reviews posted
Robert S on Jul 17, 2019
review in Fine Woodworking
Bernard M on Jul 16, 2019
Needed And was a good price.
Mel H on Feb 25, 2019
Price too good to pass up!
Gustavo V on Dec 8, 2018
This mahine is on sale for a good price and the reviews I've read on it are good so I purchased one to see if it will do the job.
DON F on Dec 7, 2018
price versus performance
Vincent Z on Dec 5, 2018
Looks like a bargain after I researched the price on line from other vendors
Emilio S on Dec 4, 2018
price and it accepts Tormek jigs
mike on Dec 3, 2018
More economical than the top brand T-4. I expect this will meet my needs.
Stan W on Dec 1, 2018
present
Nelly S on Dec 1, 2018
Looks like a good value compared to similar sharpeners.
Larry on Nov 29, 2018
Economical sharpening and compatibility with Tormek jigs.
Nathan P on Nov 26, 2018
Thought it would do a good job.
William L on Nov 23, 2018
Economical sharpening solution
Kent R on Nov 23, 2018
I'm a hobbyist and can't justify the price of a professional unit. <br />This is far and away the most affordable price I've seen.<br />That said, it doesn't change the basics - tools have to be sharp.
Dave Orson D on Dec 21, 2019
I have many tools which I manually sharpen. This may be a time saver.
Arthur R on Dec 17, 2019
Can I use Tormek jigs with the Rikon?
MICHAEL Z on Nov 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Tormek jigs fit the tool rest on the Rikon.
Are finer grit stones available?
John W on Nov 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can use a stone grader to change the grit of the stone on there. The Tormek 250/1000 grader works well with this.
What accessories are available for this unit ???
Tim N on Dec 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The support arm is 12mm in diameter which is the same as Tormek uses. So I would think there are plenty of accessories for this unit available.
What material are the drive gears made of?
Daniel on Jan 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It has a pinion design drive it is a positive drive unlike its competitor which makes its slightly more noisy but my opinion this makes it a better sharping tool. I have looked at the drive gears and as i remember one looks like it is nylon and the other is metal but if your asking what kind of metal or plastic your should call tech support.
Can a tormek grader be used on the stone?
rockler on Aug 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Here is a statement from a a customer last year:
About: Rikon 82-100 8'' Wet Sharpener
Are finer grit stones available?
John W on Nov 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can use a stone grader to change the grit of the stone on there. The Tormek 250/1000 grader works well with this.
Reply Inaccurate Nathan P on Dec 7, 2018 Purchased on Nov 25, 2018
Is this a dry sharpener also?
Sara B on Nov 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is not intended to be used without water.