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  • Hi_Ho_Sliver
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    In my opinion for what its worth, is that all of these machines should be reversable!

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  • BobD (Archive)
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    I saw the jooltool sharpening knives, and it wasn't bad at that. Tom Matus loves it for knives.

    It took me a bit to figure out how to sharpen knives without catching the edge. It turns out that you hold your knife at parallel with the rotation of the tool...and it doesn't catch.

    The Worksharp that I uses is the low speed one, and I did notice a bit of "vibration" when using the see-through discs (due to the slotted wheel), but it didn't bother me too much. They have a new high speed one that they are also sending me. It comes out in the end of June; I'll let you know what I think of that one.
    From the advance information they've sent me, it looks like it is set up specifically for carvers; the focus is on the see-through wheel. There is only one setting for flat tool angles (instead of 3 or 4 with the original), and it is faster...

    I'll let you know.

    Bob

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  • xsailer
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    Has anyone compared the two different tools, Jool and WoodSharp? I'm beginning to get interested. I've seen the Jool demo'd and worry about the disk catching on the sharpened tool once in while. The Woodsharp looks like it would be more stable. I really don't need the Straight chisels sharpening device as I would be mostly sharpening Wood carving gouges and similiar. Neither look good for sharpening knives Am I wrong?

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  • muddler
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    I have read some posts (here or elsewhere) on the Jool system and one of the things that was mentioned was that there was a problem with the Jool system when it came to sharpening knives. There seemed to be a problem that the users were having (with the Jool) when they tried to sharpen a short bladed knife, the blade would catch the abrasive paper and cut/tear the sheet when the blade was turned over to do the second side. The cutting edge was turned into the direction of the abrasives rotation. From what I can tell this would not be a problem with the Work Sharp. I like what I have seen in the demo video it seems to be what I have been looking for. The system sells for about $200, I figure about $300 after you get a few extras to make changing a little easier. Garrett Wade is showing "Back Ordered" right now so there must be a good number of folks that like what they have seen and are willing to plunk down the cash.

    Muddler

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  • BobD (Archive)
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    I've gotten one to review...and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Little preview of my review (too many views there <GRIN>)...

    I sharpened all of my regular bench chisels (the ones I use for cutting through nails, knots, and all sorts of other things I shouldn't use it for) in less then 1/2 hour...from nicked and bunged up to slicing across the end grain of pine.

    That was with the integrated sharpening guide and the glass wheels. When I went to restore some old carving tools (gouges, etc.). I switched to the see-through wheels...and it worked great there too.

    I like the fact that you can go from sharpening a plane iron to stropping your knife without a lot of hassle.

    Bob

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  • Mitchell
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    Looks similar to Tormek....

    I don't know anything about it.

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  • muddler
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    Worksharp sharpening system

    Has anyone here got any feed back on the WorkSharp sharpening system that is being sold through Garrett Wade?

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