|Review by Craftsman on the lake||posted 01-04-2009 02:48 AM||3543 views||1 time favorited||18 comments|
In reviving my shop after many years I got a workshart 3000. I used to sharpen my chisels by hand on sandpaper and stones and got marginal results because you really have to work at it to get them the way you want. This worksharp really makes it easy. I mean really easy. Old dull chipped chisels took maybe 15 minutes each and I’ll be able to touch them up in a few seconds anytime I want to now.
The unit is not cheap but not as expensive as some units. I got mine from Sears for $189 but you can find it lots of places for $199. I think it retails for $249. It’s well built and easy to use. The only small quirk I can think of is that some levels of the sharpening paper that comes with it get dull quickly. Then again maybe I’m complaining too soon. I brought a dozen chisels up to speed and some of them really needed some work badly. From now on it won’t take too much wear on the consumables I’d think. Tools like this make woodworking someone like me do and look a lot better than i am in the shop.
Here’s a link to the manufacturer’s promo.
-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.