|Forum topic by Purrmaster||posted 03-23-2014 05:56 AM||960 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
03-23-2014 05:56 AM
I was thinking of posting a fairly negative review of this accessory for the WS3000. But I thought I should at least make a good effort to correct the problems I’m running into.
I love my WS3000. I’ve had it for a couple of years now. For my smaller blades and chisels it works beautifully.
I wanted to be able to use the Work Sharp to sharpen the blade of my Veritas jack plane. Doing it by hand was getting was getting tedious but the blade is too wide to fit into the built in sharpening port.
So I got this thing. And it’s been nothing but trouble.
The primary problem is that I cannot get the table to be level/co planar with the glass wheel. I can get the table to the point where it seems level but the bevel it creates in the plane iron isn’t straight. Also, if I don’t press down hard on the table with my hand the table moves upward a bit. Which totally screws up any leveling I did.
I’ve also noticed that sharpening on it is not repeatable. I used the exact same setting on the honing guide but the second time I tried to sharpen my plane iron I couldn’t even get close to a repeatable geometry.
The table itself is flat. The instructions are pretty good. It just…. doesn’t work.
Has anyone else who has this accessory run into problems with it? Is there something I’m missing?