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#1 posted 05-08-2013 03:06 AM

I have both a Worksharp and waterstones. If I had to choose only one, I would probably opt for the Worksharp. Its fast, consistent and less messy. There are issues however. For one thing, the discs don’t last very long and get expensive after a while. Second, if you’re going to use the WS for flattening/polishing the backs, you need to be REAL careful. I’d suggest getting a foot pedal for it so you can use both hands to make sure the blade is flat on the disc when you start it. I rehab/sell quite a few planes and the WS saves me a LOT of time flattening, but I use the stones to hone most of the plane irons. Good luck!!

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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