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Forum topic by carbon posted 07-21-2019 11:56 PM 695 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-21-2019 11:56 PM

Let me know if you have one that you don’t use.


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#1 posted 07-22-2019 01:25 AM

I just ordered one from Indonesia. The link is below. If you want, wait and PM me to see how it went. Payment went through PayPal, so I’m not concerned about getting ripped off. Besides, it’s only $24.73.

It’s funny, when I hit the button to calculate shipping to Arizona, I had a choice of 3 week delivery time for free, or DHL shipping taking 8 to 10 days for $305. That’s right, $305. Guess which one I picked?

http://www.tool-on-store.com/products/Work-Sharp-Wide-Blade-Attachment-for-Item%23-3353000-—-Model%23-WSSA0002020.html

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#2 posted 07-22-2019 01:34 AM

Have you ordered from them before Rich? They have good prices even on the sandpaper.

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#3 posted 07-22-2019 01:51 AM


Have you ordered from them before Rich? They have good prices even on the sandpaper.

- corelz125

No I haven’t. Yeah, their prices are ridiculously low. I paid $68 on Amazon for the Ken Onion blade grinding attachment and they have it for $28.25.

Could be a scam, although the web site seems legit. Payment is through PayPal, so I’m confident I won’t get ripped off for the money. I’ll follow up on how it goes. Hopefully I’ve found a good source for Work Sharp disks and belts. Heck, even their glass plate is $7 and the fine and coarse media kits are $5. I can wait three weeks for shipping to save that kind of money.

Keeping my fingers crossed.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

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#4 posted 07-22-2019 10:27 PM

I might have to give it a shot also for that price for the sand paper. Few years ago I got the glass wheels for a pretty good price on ebay. I dont rely on paypal anymore to protect me from being ripped off after an experience I had with them a few years ago,

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#5 posted 07-24-2019 07:40 PM

I read on another forum, sawmillcreek(?) that someone tried that Jakarta site and never got their stuff. For what it’s worth…let us know anyways. So irritating that I kept my Work Sharp in an unopened box for 5 years and the second I open it and realize how awesome it is, Work Sharp goes and discontinues all the accessories. I’ll bet they’re working on a system where you’re more fully locked into buying their consumables. I’m sure they’re seeing a decline in revenue as the knowledge leaks out that one can use sharpening compound or diamond plates instead of their very expensive sandpaper.

That’s why Tormek’s are so expensive and their accessories are affordable (opposite from Work Sharp). Rarely does one buy another Tormek wheel, and reasonably priced accessories keep people in the fold. WS operates more like a razor blade company; cheap handle but $$$ blades (i.e. sandpaper or accessories)

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#6 posted 07-24-2019 07:57 PM


I read on another forum, sawmillcreek(?) that someone tried that Jakarta site and never got their stuff. For what it’s worth…let us know anyways. So irritating that I kept my Work Sharp in an unopened box for 5 years and the second I open it and realize how awesome it is, Work Sharp goes and discontinues all the accessories.

- carbon

My order is still in the “awaiting fulfillment” status. I won’t be surprised if it never ships. Speaking of accessories, I watched an auction for the tool bar attachment go up to $305 just a few days ago. Starting price was $35. Someone must have really wanted that. I have a Tormek 2000 besides the Work Sharp, so the tool bar wasn’t something I needed anyway. That wide blade attachment would come in handy though.

I’ll give the order from Jakarta a couple of weeks and if it hasn’t shipped I’ll cancel it through PayPal. I also have the email I sent the payment to and will contact them in a few days.

I’ll follow up here.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

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#7 posted 07-24-2019 08:17 PM

For most of the grits I don’t buy the ws discs.

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#8 posted 07-25-2019 02:27 PM



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My order is still in the “awaiting fulfillment” status. I won t be surprised if it never ships. Speaking of accessories, I watched an auction for the tool bar attachment go up to $305 just a few days ago. Starting price was $35. Someone must have really wanted that. I have a Tormek 2000 besides the Work Sharp, so the tool bar wasn t something I needed anyway. That wide blade attachment would come in handy though.

I ll give the order from Jakarta a couple of weeks and if it hasn t shipped I ll cancel it through PayPal. I also have the email I sent the payment to and will contact them in a few days.

I ll follow up here.

- Rich

Holy Crap!! Guess what WS accessory I have that I never use that will be going on Ebay… I also have the wide blade attachment and it is fantastic. Good luck finding one to the OP. It makes the machine much more versatile IMO. And the honing guide that comes with it is by far the best one I’ve ever used. I can’t see why they quite making the Wide Blade attachment. I read a long while back that they were forced to quit making the tool bar attachment due to a patent infringement lawsuit by Tormek. Can’t imagine what prompted the discontinuation of the Wide Blade attachment though.

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#9 posted 07-28-2019 03:36 AM

I hear ya Ken. I have one too, and find the Stumpy Nubs MDF plate with a storage box works much better. I think they got stuffed with a bunch of them after the Stumpy fix went out.

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#10 posted 07-28-2019 06:40 PM

My order status has changed from “Awaiting Fulfillment” to “Pending.” Whatever the hell that means :)

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

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#11 posted 07-28-2019 07:43 PM

good luck getting this order complete. I tried the same a number of months ago and they finally cancelled it without giving a reason. This was the only place in the world I found selling the wide blade attachment. Too good to be true? My order was cancelled. Maybe they were out of stock? If your order goes through and you receive the item, let us know!

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#12 posted 07-28-2019 08:16 PM


If your order goes through and you receive the item, let us know!

- Holbs

Not holding my breath. I do think it’s interesting that the status changed.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

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#13 posted 08-03-2019 12:35 AM

full business week has passed. any updates to your status?

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#14 posted 08-03-2019 12:50 AM

Nah, still pending. Technically, it said 3 week shipping, so I’ll give it two or three more and then request a refund through PayPal.

I’m sure it isn’t going to happen though.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

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#15 posted 08-03-2019 12:54 AM

They talk a good game on the home page though.

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