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  • dogcatcher
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    There is a guy on the engraving forum that posted a nice how to build a 45RPM reversible sharpener. I sent him an email telling him he needed to post it on here, hopefully he will.

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  • Gulf Coast Handyman
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    For me it's my Tomz, great tool and price. Slow speed and reversible!

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  • carver33
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    I use the Worksharp 3000, and it has done pretty much everything that I need. I cut away the guard along one side to allow a flatter access to the surface, as well as access to the under side of the wheel (see attached photo). Although I believe that they sell a stropping wheel, I made my own from scrap materials. I have used the slotted wheels to re-edge a couple of gouges - by coating the bevel with magic marker, you can see exactly where you are removing material. I also like the fact that with 2 double sided wheels, you can easily switch from coarse to extra fine grits.

    While I mostly use it for gouges (and wood chisels), I have shaped and sharpened a number of knife blades with it. You can sharpen both sides of a blade on the top of the wheel, while stropping one side on the bottom.

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  • mpounders
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    You can sharpen a knife on a Tomz, because the motor can be put in reverse. The WS takes a special knife sharpener attachment, thats like a sanding belt. The WS has the slotted wheels that will let you see the edge as you sharpen, but that is not a feature I have ever had with any of my other sharpening methods. You might need to buy extra glass wheels for the WS, so that you don't waste your sandpaper (removing it to change grits).

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  • Buffalo Bif
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    I use a Tomz with diamond laps and a little water as lubricant. I've made a couple hundred knives and haven't worn out a diamond yet.

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  • bwj
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    Sharpeners

    Did not want to hijack the post of what type of power sharpener. So, I started a new thread.

    I am looking at two power sharpeners at the present time: the Tomz sharpener and the Work Sharp 3000.

    If anyone has experience, in particular, with the Work Sharp 300, please provide both pros and cons.

    I have watched videos on both.
    Leaning toward the Tomz because of the slower RPMs; however, the Work Sharp has several disk options included.

    Of course, gouges, v tools, etc. are a concern.
    Would appreciate information concerning either product and/or other suggestions.
    Thanks in advance.
    BWJ
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