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Thread: Work Sharp WS3000 Tool Sharpener

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Alpharetta GA ( Metro Atlanta)

    Work Sharp WS3000 Tool Sharpener


    I pickup one of these from the local Rockler store.

    I also got an extra Glass disk and 2 packages of paper disks.

    After mounting all of the disks I have 120/220 400/1000 and 3600/6000.

    I read the instructions 1 time.

    I did read the part about flattening the backs of your chisels. so I did that also.

    For the 1st time I have REALLY sharp chisels and planes.

    What a difference.

    I have all the water stones and accessories but for the time I get to spend, I can now have sharp tools very quickly enjoy using them.

    I have not tried the slotted disk thing yet.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    I looked at one this weekend also, almost picked it up, with your tool report, next time i am at WC I most likely will get one

    Thanks Tom

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    That was my dad's reaction too. Even though he is only about an hour away, I may still pick one up.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    You guys keep posting reviews like this, I may have to start watching for a good price on one. I've got a decent scary sharp setup, but it always seems like a project just to get it all out and use it, so I tend to keep putting it off. (I still haven't sharpened the new Hock iron I got for my Bailey, and my cheapie Craftsman bench chisels are in need of another touch-up.)

    Congrats on the new tool, Bartee.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Alpharetta GA ( Metro Atlanta)
    From what I have seen, there is only one price. $199

    I think they are selling so well, that no one needs to reduce the price.

    I found a nice place of my Worksharp to live where it can stay out all the time so I can just change the wheel and start sharpening.

    Now that I have done an initial sharpening, I am think that a touch up with the 1000 / 3600 / 6000 will work just fine.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Waterford, MI
    They work amazingly well and make it very simple. I can get a whole bunch of chisels sharpened in the amount of time it takes to do one or two by hand. The biggest bummer is that I can't do my wider plane blades on it. Other than that, it's great.
    Link to my ongoing ClearVue DC Install on CV's site: http://www.gallery2.clearvuecyclones...s-Mini-CV1400/

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean

    I keep posting how much I like my WorkSharp 3000. People are going to think I have some interest in the company. I don't even know anyone there. So now I say again---Buy one!

    I have never had tools this sharp. My son, Glenn, has a Scary Sharp. He brings his tools down to my place everytime he visits so he can sharpen them. I'm going up to the Woodworker's Show tomorrow in Pomona. I am going to pick up Glenn on the way. His comment, "Be sure to bring your WorkSharp."

    I have some real high class chisels that I purchased for rough work (I think it was $7.95 for 5 of them at Harbor Freight). I keep using these chisels on any thing rough or on questionable wood because they work great and I don't have to worry about them. My "good" chisels are now exclusively for good wood on good projects.

    Purchase the 3000 not the less expensive model.


    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

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