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Forum topic by Iggles88 posted 07-11-2013 10:09 PM 756 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-11-2013 10:09 PM

Hey all, I have a worksharp 3000 (have had it for over a year) but in the past month or so I’ve been having problems with it. The wheel doesn’t turn on a perfect path to wobbles a good amount. This is causing me to have very uneven blade backs. The wheels have never turned perfectly straight and I’ve never gotten good backs from the worksharp but it’s gotten worse over the last month making it unusable. I am getting a replacement from worksharp but am wondering if I should just sell it and get a different method of sharpening. I have tried lapping film but have never been able to get a very good polish on the blades from it. I am very good at holding the blade at a fixed angle so I’d feel comfortable using stones. I’m just not sure what the best method is. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you everyone.

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#1 posted 07-12-2013 12:42 AM

Your worksharp definitely has an issue, maybe a bent shaft. I’d try the replacement and if it doesn’t suit you return it. I have the 3000 and use it to establish the angle and flatten the back of my chisels. But I use water stones to polish the surfaces, the norton 800, 1000 and 8000 are good bargains. Like you said it’s easy to hold the angle once it’s properly ground and the worksharp is great at that job. When I use up all the sanding disc that came with mine I’m going to follow Stumpy Nubs advice and make MDF disc charged with buffing compound to do the job. Check out Stumpy’s vid on the Worksharp work station if you haven’‘t seen it yet.

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#2 posted 07-12-2013 12:53 AM

Once you have the flat faces flat they’re very easy to maintain. Sharpening can be quick and easy.

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#3 posted 07-12-2013 02:58 AM

I built the worksharp stand that stumpy had in that video. It has helped immensely. I’m not sure if I even want to take the new worksharp out of the box, I might just sell it the way it comes and buy some shapton stones, I just got a variable speed grinder with a Norton 3x wheel so I can establish the bevel on there. I’m thinking 1000 and either 8000 or 16000 grit shapton stones to hone. I’ve gotten sharp edges with my worksharp but I know that they can be sharper so I think I need to try a different method.

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#4 posted 07-12-2013 03:08 AM

Scary Sharp
Water Stones

Green compound and leather for stropping
Green compound and MDF for stropping.

Sharping is a lot of fun. Good luck on your journey.

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