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Forum topic by JohnnyBoy1981 posted 04-03-2017 09:48 PM 455 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JohnnyBoy1981

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04-03-2017 09:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: worksharp ws3000

I bought a Worksharp WS3000 yesterday and kind of regret it. I already have several DMT diamond bench stones and a Veritas Mk II jig. There was nothing wrong with the bench stones but I felt like I was spending more time sharpening plane irons than actually, you know, planing wood (I’ve alluded to this in a previous post).

My local woodworking shop had these WS3000 sharpeners that seemed to be a cool idea. They are clever, but I can never get the bevel (which I mark with a permanent marker to track the grinding) to be straight. It’s either the left or right end that doesn’t get touched.

The lady I spoke to from the parent company was great. She said to tweak the skew lever to get it straight. I’ve made some progress, but I’ve also noticed on a few A2 irons, it takes forever and a day to grind it. Is that normal for this machine? The loading ramp is easily jammed up when trying to place an iron or chisel. They seem to get stuck easily. I also managed to mangle a 1/4” chisel in it too.

I’ve read to choose one sharpening system and learn it inside out. Is that accurate, or is this Worksharp worth hanging on to?

-- Mistakes aren't mistakes if you still have all of your fingers!


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corelz125

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#1 posted 04-03-2017 10:18 PM

I use it for my sharpening. to speed up the process for irons in bad shape i use course sandpaper like 80 grit

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#2 posted 04-03-2017 10:41 PM



I use it for my sharpening. to speed up the process for irons in bad shape i use course sandpaper like 80 grit

- corelz125

Any problems keeping the bevel or grinding symmetrical?

-- Mistakes aren't mistakes if you still have all of your fingers!

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#3 posted 04-03-2017 11:43 PM

at first i would skew the blade but using the coarse grit helps keep it straight you can also fine tune it to help keep it straight. It’s a little frustrating at first but can sharpen fairly quickly. You can buy psa discs from other places to save money. I bought a few extra glass wheels off ebay so you can use more grits.

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JohnnyBoy1981

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#4 posted 04-04-2017 12:18 AM

Thanks for the eBay idea! How can you fine tune the device to keep it straight? I have been messing with that scew lever but it seems really touchy!

-- Mistakes aren't mistakes if you still have all of your fingers!

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#5 posted 04-04-2017 02:36 AM

Yes it is real touchy. Takes some getting used to fine tuning. Stumpy nubs has a video how he made a sharpening station with the worksharp to use the top plate

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#6 posted 04-04-2017 10:37 AM

try using a piece of metal with a known, square, sharp end and using a lighter grit to see how the scratch pattern starts to develop across the top edge

maybe some cheap putty knives or similar flat stock (metal ruler?)

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