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Forum topic by Scott posted 04-25-2009 01:59 AM 1079 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Scott

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04-25-2009 01:59 AM

Hello all,

I’m gearing up my shop, and just received a Worksharp 3000 unit after reading so many favorable reviews. One minor negative I did find is that the 400 grit paper on the tool port should not be used since it will scratch your chisel/iron back once you start using the finer grit wheels. Instead, the burr should be remove using the 3600 or 6000 grit wheel with the machine turned off.

This all makes sense to me, but I just thought I would double check with any Worksharp owners here…

-- Scott


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#1 posted 04-25-2009 04:00 AM

I don’t use the micromesh for my chisels, and really there is not a huge need to go over 400 grit for the back at all, the back just needs to be flat and the bevel edge loses the hair edge while using 1000 grit. Anything further will make it sharper, but only for the first cut, after that it’s only as sharp as it would be if you stopped at 1000.

That’s the way I see it, and that works well for me.

-- -JimmyC...Clayton,NC- "Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave"

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#2 posted 04-27-2009 05:25 PM

Thanks Jimmy-

I started to use the Work Sharp last night. Very pleased with the results so far. I just have to figure out how to impart a camber on my irons…

I began to sharpen my plane irons using the tool port, and then switched to the wide blade accessory that I bought. I seem to prefer the wide blade accessory. The tool port just seemed to have too much grab, my iron was even getting scratches on one side. Also, the port’s paper wasn’t taking the burr off entirely and the port alignment isn’t dead square yet. I am going to make some adjustments, but switching to the wide blade accessory bypassed those problems for now.

I will probably end up using the tool port for chisels, and the wide blade accessory for all irons.

-Scott

-- Scott

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#3 posted 04-28-2009 03:00 PM

Scott,

I like the port alot for chisels, but haven’t bought the wide attachment, so I gather that it’s easier to use for plane blades ? I’ve been looking to purchase the wide attachment, but hadn’t heard any reviews.

-- -JimmyC...Clayton,NC- "Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave"

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