Work sharp 3000

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Blog entry by Dullchisel posted 11-28-2015 02:08 AM 1381 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been researching sharpening systems and wow are they expensive. I had an old Delta sharpening system that everything even the wheels where obsolete what a total waste of money. I have been looking at the work sharp 3000 because it seems as if its an easy cheaper alternative but also seems like a good sharpening system. Any body with experience please share any ideas or tips

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 11-28-2015 02:29 AM

I have been able to get razor sharp edges on my chisels and plane irons with a belt sander running a worn 150 or 180 grit belt followed by a strop board for years.

Recently I traded a bunch of credit card points I had amassed with Amazon and used them to get the WorkSharp and a bunch of accessories. If it had not been for the points built up on my card I would never have spent the money on it before.

But now? I think it is amazing and am recommending it as one of the most effective machines to start out with for getting razor sharp edges with the least amount of effort.

SERIOUSLY! It has my recommendation!

I could go on with many more points and opinion, but let’s just go with that for now-

Good luck with your decision!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 11-28-2015 03:02 AM

For planes and chisels.

I went to Home depot, spent a little time on purchasing a couple of granite tiles, a couple of belt sander belts (80 grit and 120), and some stick-on grits from Rockler (1200 and 1800) along with a honing guide. Total about $30.

So far it’s been great, though I occasionally have to replace the 1200/1800 strips because I forget to draw back only while finalizing the sharpening).

But. I’m an amateur, the blades perform at the tolerances I’m happy with, and I like simple solutions….

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#3 posted 11-28-2015 03:54 AM

Here is a thread might want to read.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#4 posted 11-30-2015 05:45 PM

I use a Work Sharp 2000 and love it. Brought it off of Craig’s List.

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Don Broussard

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#5 posted 12-01-2015 03:52 AM

Here is the thread referred to in WoodNSawdust’s earlier post.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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