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#1 posted 03-24-2017 04:04 PM

Wow! This is almost like asking what religion you should practice or whether your should buy an Apple or Windows computer. The are believers in all camps, and many of them are strongly committed to their choice. Like many things, it seems to be a matter of personal preference and what works best for you. I was fortunate in having access to a class that had all the different choices (sand paper, wet stones, oil stones, ceramic, diamond, Worksharp, etc.) that we could take for a test drive.

Most of my sharpening is for turning tools, which is a whole different topic. For other tools, I seem to have followed the same path as MikeUT, scary sharp and then Worksharp. I have a friend that went one step further and moved up to a Tormek, but that is really getting pricey. At the moment, I use the Worksharp mostly for its speed and convenience. If I wanted something really, really sharp I’d probably use the scary sharp method.

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