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02-28-2010 02:21 PM

I finally ran the 3000, I’m not getting hair trimming results. Any body with experience on this, what am I doing wrong…Thanks in advance…Kirk

-- Kirk..... " Hope I die before I get old "

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#1 posted 02-28-2010 04:24 PM

Can you describe the process your using?

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#2 posted 02-28-2010 05:11 PM

what is the finest grid sandpaper you’re using?


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#3 posted 02-28-2010 05:26 PM

UMMM, did you read the directions? One of those books that come with it. I did that once and it actually helped…........................ I had to ask…..................;}

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#4 posted 02-28-2010 07:00 PM

Timely question. I picked up the WorkSharp yesterday and ran my cheap Craftsman chisels through the process. Without a doubt, they’re much sharper then when they started, but they don’t shave. My issue could certainly be with the tool I’m trying to sharpen, but any tips would certainly be welcome. (And, yes, I read though that book thingy that was in the box, but only to the point where it changed over to Spanish. Am I missing something by not reading the Spanish or French sections?)

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#5 posted 03-02-2010 07:38 AM

I have had the WS 3000 for several months now and should have bought one sooner.

Part of the problem could be that you are using the high grit sand paper to grind the entire bevel of the chisel. What you should do is to increase the angle of the port to hone the edge. Example, if the chisel is a 25 degree chisel set the port to 30 degrees and hone the very edge.

Make sure you grind the back of the chisel with the highest grit you have to completely remove the leftover burr.

If that isn’t good enough invest in the leather hone set. It’s $30 and does a great job, just ask my thumb.

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#6 posted 03-02-2010 03:47 PM

I’ve used my Worksharp for over a year. It does a pretty good job of giving me an “almost sharp enough” edge. Usually I accept the result off of the Worksharp, but sometimes, if I want a really sharp edge, I will finish the sharpening on 2 water stones (1000 & 6000 grits) using an angle guide.

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#7 posted 03-06-2010 02:34 AM

Same here as richgreer. When i started using the worksharp it was not as sharp as my best oil stone sharpening but was certainly sharp enough to go right to work with. I also am used to shaving the hairs off my arm to test a chisel. It should only take a little amount of sharpening on the stone to finish it up.

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#8 posted 03-06-2010 02:40 AM

Are you using the leather wheel and honing compound or just highest grit paper?

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