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Forum topic by jetsaw posted 09-29-2016 01:14 PM 653 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-29-2016 01:14 PM

Birthday coming up and the wife has asked what I want for it. I have been looking at the Tormek T4 but now I see that Worksharp is offering a tool bar that is compatible with Tormek jigs. Has anyone purchased this bar and used it with any Tormek jigs? If so, which ones and how pleased are you with the performance.

Also, I have 5 draw knives. What is your opinion on using the Worksharp 3000 for sharpening draw knives?

The Worksharp would seem to be less messy and definitely cheaper even with the new tool rest and a couple of Tormek jigs than the Tormek. I sharpen mostly turning tools, plane irons and chisels.

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#1 posted 09-29-2016 03:02 PM

This isn’t exactly an answer to your question, but may help. I have a Tormek bar on my 8” dry grinder, just to use for turning tools with the the Tormek jigs, and it works great…I see no reason it wouldn’t work just as well on a WS 3000. With the tool bar on the WS, you wouldn’t need to buy the WS platform and jig for irons and chisels, instead use the Tormek ones. I don’t have/use draw knives so have no opinion on that.

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#2 posted 09-29-2016 05:10 PM

I love the Worksharp for sharpening drawknives. I’ve mostly stopped using the WS3000 for planes and chisels, preferring to hollow grind on a regular HS grinder and then hand sharpen. But I use the Worksharp for two tasks that I find it really excels at: drawknives and card scrapers.
I bought the tool bar and find that it works OK, have used it with carving gouges (but tend to do them by hand now) and turning tools (works pretty well for that). I like it for ax-sharpening. Of course my experience with yours might be different depending on which Tormek/Jet jigs you get. One thing I find frustrating is that it’s a bit tricky to find the angles, given that the height of the bar, the angle you have it at from the table and where you position your jig on the bar all affect the sharpening angle.

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