Worksharp 2000 or 3000 or new Knife sharpener?

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Forum topic by nubby posted 12-30-2010 03:52 PM 1627 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-30-2010 03:52 PM

I do not have a sharpening service but I do sharpen alot, I mean a lot, of knives for friends and family.. by hand.
Occasionally I sharpen my own chisels, axes, hoes and lawn mower blades. I do not have a lathe…right one comes along I might get one, don’t know.
I’ve watched the videos on the Worksharp site and my opinion is the 2000 seems to lean more to what I am doing and the 3000 leans more towards lathe chisel sharpening. (just the drift I got) For knives I would have to invest in the knife sharpening attachment.
Now, I am even more confused as to which to purchase as Worksharp has added a dedicated, self motorrized knife sharpener.
Anyone have any comments on the 2000, 3000 or this new knife sharpener?
I appreciate the help folks. Have a SAFE Happy New Year

-- Ben,in Dixie,

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#1 posted 12-30-2010 04:03 PM

Check the OPEN thread that has over 122 replies thus far. It is getting the attention, mostly about availability but ask over there because someone should be able to help you.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 12-30-2010 04:29 PM

the thread mentioned above only discusses one of the big box stores that probably had posted the 3000 model at the wrong price (forgot the leading 1 for the 162 price) but does not really discusses any of your questions.

the 3000 model replaced the 2000 simply as the newer model with some upgraded features and improvements- both are aimed at the same purpose – woodworking chisels and plane irons of all sorts (flat work and turning). I have not yet heard or seen their dedicated knife sharpener so I don’t have much to say about that, but if you plan to use it also for woodworking, I’d go with the all in one vs. ending up with several of them, but if it’s only for knife sharpening, you’ll probably get better results from a dedicated machine.

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#3 posted 01-01-2011 04:57 AM

I have the 2000 and wish I had the 3000. Great machines.

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