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  • #46
    Re: Worksharp sharpening system

    Hi All, I have had the WS 3000 for about a month now and it is the best machine I have used. It lets me bring my tools almost to Rick sharp which is how I guage sharp. It lets me get my gouges sharper than anything else I've tried, and I've looked at most of them. My Tormek is gathering dust. My only complaint is, as some of you have pointed out, it is almost useless on knives. I have some good knives and honing is all they require so I guess I can live with this problem. For everything else this is a really good tool. Mike

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    • #47
      Re: Worksharp sharpening system

      I guess most of the sandpaper based sharpeners whether it is a wheel or a belt type are only supposed to be used with the edge facing away from the direction of rotation. It would be nice to have it run in reverse.
      How fast does the Jool tool run? I bought the 2000 at at for 94 dollars at ACE Hardware.

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      • #48
        Re: Worksharp sharpening system

        ChuckT-- I tried the 2000 on some knives and was less than excited about that. You have to hold the right side of the blade tangentially to the wheel and even then I found it difficult to get a good job. That said, I love it for my carving chisels. At $100 it is hard to beat. I still have to strop after the 2000 but that is probably going to be true on anything.

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        • #49
          Re: Worksharp sharpening system

          Doug, did you buy any extras with the machine or just the basic machine. It looks like some extra plates would be nice to keep form changing the sandpaper when you want to change grits.

          Herb--I didn't get the extra wheels but they would be nice to have. However, once you get all your tools gone over you won't have to use the 2000 very often, just strop.

          Doug

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          • #50
            Re: Worksharp sharpening system

            Sam-- You said-
            I found lots of companies online that sell slotted wheels and slotted paper for the machine at extremely good prices even considering shipping.

            Clue me in on some companies that sell slotted wheels and sandpaper
            that will fit the WS 2000.
            Doug

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            • #51
              Re: Worksharp sharpening system

              Hi Doug, others,

              Here are a couple of the sites:
              http://www.tools-plus.com/woodworkin...harpening.html

              http://www.mcfeelys.com/product/1529...000-Micro-Mesh

              You can do a search in Google or Yahoo and find more. Just look for '150mm abrasive slotted disc' or '6" abarasive wheels'. I think the WS2000 and the WS3000 take the same wheel, but maybe you can check that out on the worksharp site.

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              • #52
                Re: Worksharp sharpening system

                Hey Dundee -

                Sorry for the slow reply, but you asked how my Woodcraft horizontal wet stone is working out. Well, I haven't even unpacked it yet. <blushes with shame> My garage became temporary storage (despite having purchased a storage shed this fall) while the interior has been undergoing some rennovations. I haven't had time nor room to get it out and set up my sharpening area. <sigh>

                I have actually been worried about setting it up in my garage since it is an unheated space. I am imagining that the use of a wet wheel in a space that could potentially freeze can't be healthy for the stone. No? So I may have to wait until I can get the "carving area" of the basement cleared enough to set it up there. This freezing problem (and the potential for mess) is why I am still interested in the Worksharp type system. I'll have to see once I get it set up how I like it.

                Cheers
                ChuckT

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