Hardness tester

Discussion in 'Knife Dogs Main Forum' started by Rick Otts, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Rick Otts

    Rick Otts Well-Known Member

    Has anyone checked out the hardness tester at Grizzly? under 1000.00 was wondering wat people thought.
  2. KenH

    KenH Well-Known Member

    Yes, several of have that hardness tester - it's a HR150A clone and works good. Nice thing replacement diamond penetrators are available for $10 to $15 that work really good. Highly recommended.
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  3. Rick Otts

    Rick Otts Well-Known Member

    Thank you Ken I was hoping it would be ok I didn't want to get the files.
  4. opaul

    opaul Well-Known Member

    I'd really like to get one.
  5. Rick Otts

    Rick Otts Well-Known Member

    Yes you really need one to be on point with the correct hardness.Now my truck and plow been naughty and taking my money from me so I got some catching up to due.
  6. Kevin R. Cashen

    Kevin R. Cashen Super Moderator

    It is good to know that those Chinese HR-150’s are still less than a thousand. One needs to remember that they are a Chinese knockoff, but I used one for well over ten years without any issues at all, and I really use hardness testers. If I was down and out and needed a tester I don’t think I would hesitate to get another one. But when it wore out on me there was no getting it back in calibration, so even though it was good for the long haul it was, in the end, disposable.

    Not everybody can score a cheap Wilson unit, but when I did mine was pretty old and out of calibration, but the difference was that it took very little to refurbish the Wilson have it back to spot on, and I will probably be using the rest of my life.

    In no time at all I went through two expensive, brand name angle grinders. The second one gave out when I was strapped for cash and needed to get a job done, so I swallowed my pride and got a Harbor Freight cheapy, knowing it was only good for a couple of months. That Harbor Freight piece of junk has now outlived both the brand names several times over. o_O

    Like all tools, there are cheap ones and there are really good ones, but sometimes cheap will get you by quite well.
  7. Gliden07

    Gliden07 Well-Known Member

    Check Craigslist! That's where I found mine! Granted my Wilson was a steal! I still need to get a test block for mine.
  8. Rick Otts

    Rick Otts Well-Known Member

    I did the Craigs list thing and found some but I am not lucky with used things and these were old plus a couple hr drive.
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  9. Gliden07

    Gliden07 Well-Known Member

    I drove 4 hrs round trip to get mine. Made a day of it with the Girlfriend! Out to get tester, hit some antique shops, Dinner etc... I got the deal of a lifetime and Brownie points too!! LOL!!

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