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Forum topic by Eagle1 posted 03-27-2010 12:10 AM 946 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2010 12:10 AM

I’ve been thinking about getting one of these, Woodcraft has one now for 199.99 with free shipping. Just wondered what everyone thought about the equipment..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened


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#1 posted 03-27-2010 12:11 AM

go ahead

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#2 posted 03-27-2010 12:30 AM

I’ve got one.. it’s been reviewed by myself and a few others here. It works and it works well. Mostly it’s success oriented. look at the video they have about how to sharpen chisels and do it. You can’t miss.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#3 posted 03-27-2010 12:44 AM

Thanks Craftsman:

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 03-27-2010 01:05 AM

I use it with good success. I just upgraded mine with the platform and jig for sharpening my plane blades as the tool rest that came with it was so-so. Works well.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#5 posted 03-27-2010 01:36 PM

Thanks guy’s for your imput. I think I’m going to the woodcraft store and pick one up today. I haven’t been out there for a while, need to get out of the house..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 03-27-2010 02:39 PM

I have one and it works good at what it was intended to do – Sharpen flat chisels and plane irons. It does a good job of getting them acceptably sharp but not super sharp. Also – in my opinion, it does not work well on curved cutting tools – but it was not really intended for that.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 03-28-2010 06:58 AM

I use mine all the time for chisels and lathe tools. The slotted disc works great for lathe tools. You sharpen them from underneath and you can see exactly how the tool is being sharpened if you color the bevel with a marker first.

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Eagle1

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#8 posted 03-28-2010 12:16 PM

Well I went yesterday and bought it. The best thing that I bought for my chisels. Sharpened one of my sets, was able to shave the hair off my arm..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#9 posted 03-28-2010 12:39 PM

See, I told you so. Didn’t I tell him? ;-)

I’m glad you like it and I’m glad our comments led to a good purchase. I’ve got no complaints. The abrasive is a little pricy but after I did all my chisels, and it was a bunch of them, I got a new set of abrasives and they’ve lasted over a year now just doing a quick touch-up when I need it and still going strong.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#10 posted 03-28-2010 01:12 PM

Thanks craftsman on the lake, you were right. It does a great job. It took quite a while to my first set of chisels. Now just got to do the others. Today i’m going to try doing my lathe tools..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#11 posted 03-28-2010 04:13 PM

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This is gonna sound pretty funny. I keep reading the reviews on this thing, and everyone says it is a good sharpener.

I am pleased, because I bought it on sale locally about 4 months ago, and recently upgraded it with the plane jig. But I havent’ used it yet…..(-: The reason is simple enough, I haven’t done anything requiring a hand plane, and my chisels are new, but came with a good edge, and I haven’t used them much on my shop projects, which is what I am up to at this time. I have been the route of trying to hand sharpen planes and chisels, and I found I just wasn’t willing to spend much time on it. Since I am still working, although less now than I used to, time is important.

A few years ago my wife bought me a set of good kitchen knives, which I requested for Christmas. The following year she bought me the Chef’s Choice sharpener, which I requested. Boy can I keep those knives sharp with that, and in no time flat. In fact every knife in the house is always sharp since I got that. I sits out on the pantry counter, under a wood lift off cover I made I made from some purple heart and nice 1/4 inch birch ply. Made that before I decided to get into woodworking as a hobby, but it keeps the sharpener handy.

Moral of story. Once I get going with that Worksharp, I am going to make it a cover and keep it out where I can use it in a flash. Because then I know I will keep the planes and chisels sharp. Just like I do with the kitchen knives.

Gotta know your own failings and proclivities…........

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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