|Review by Iggles88||posted 07-24-2013 07:51 PM||5285 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
When I first got this sharpener about two years ago I did not like it too much, I didn’t know too much about sharpening and wasn’t getting the results I thought I would, I did some research and understood better what needed to be done to get a sharp edge, I only used the sandpaper that was included in the worksharp which is Norton sandpaper, I was pretty happy about that. They sell a honing kit that includes a 3600 and 6000 grit that I considered buying but since it came with the 3600 out of the box I figured that was fine enough. After getting the best edges I’d ever gotten I still thought it could be better so I bought the leather hone that worksharp sells. I cannot recommend the leather wheel enough, what a difference! I could not believe how sharp the edges I was getting were, it was almost scary how sharp they’d get. I have read a ton of times that this isn’t the be all end all for sharpening and that more equipment would be needed to get the best edges but I firmly disagree. All I sharpen are plane blades and chisels and for those two things there isn’t anything this tool can’t accomplish. You’ll see in the picture that I built the stumpy nubs stand so that I could sharpen my wider plane blades on the top of the disks. I really recommend checking out his video at stumpynubs.com if you do happen to get this tool register the warranty online and they will send you free abrasive disks, I’ve had to deal with their customer service a few times and they have been great. Overall I’d say this tool cannot be beat for the money, don’t forget to get the leather wheel with it.