Greetings! I am looking at getting a sharpening set up as dull tools are way
too plentiful here. I have compared water / oil stone sets and am now wondering
about sharpening centers (ie: motor driven )
My question for you is what systems seem too work well? I have heard good things
about the worksharp3000, but am also interested in delta's 23-710 unit.
I appreciate any input!
For what it is worth, I really like the worksharp 3000, it is great at
sharpening, chisels, plane blades and such. It does not do a good job
on knives ot planner blades.
Dont know much about the delta unit.
I have been pleased with my Tormek system. Sharp edges were hit and miss for
me prior to the Tormek. I'll be ordering the jointer planer jig soon. I also
sharpen all our kitchen knives and scissors with ease. The first time I
washed dishes after sharpening our kitchen knives I brushed against a knife
edge and cut myself! I had never had a knife so sharp.
I am a handyman by trade and the cost of a Tormek was a huge investment for
me. I talked to the manager at my local Woodcraft store and he said he would
refund my money if I was not satisfied. That was 6 years ago and I still
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firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on 4/19/08 9:34 PM:
I've got and use india and arkansas stones, japanese waterstones, grinder
with Norton wheels and Wolverine Jig, Tormek with most of the jigs and
shaped leather strop, Jool Tool and WorkSharp 3000 - oh - and a 1" belt
sander sharpener - and slip stones. Not one does EVERYTHING and there are
things none do well enough - for me - like planer/joiner knives.
(go here to see the sharpening station cabinet for all the sharpening
crap I've accumulated)
For things with straight, single bevel cutting edges - up to 2" wide,
which covers most handplane irons, bench chisels, butt chisels, turning
gouges and chisels and all outside radius beveled carving chisels and
gouges - I'd recomend the WorkSharp 3000 - with a couple of extra
slotted wheels and an extra glass plate, along with extra abbrassives
No water and slurry to deal with.
Seldom if ever any flying sparks
Fast enough to regrind a chipped bevel on a 2" wide plane iron
but slow enough to give you time to check how you're doing
BEFORE you've ground 1/8" off your tool - or got a nice skew
edge going. Almost no risk of overheating the tool.
For bevels 20 to 35 degrees it's a no brainer. Set the angle
slide the tool into the holder, tighten the fence and push -
the machine does the rest.
For sharpening curved edge turning and carving tools work
from underneath the slotted wheels. Takes a little bit of
practice - black felt tip the bevel - grind off the "black"
(you can see through the spinning slotted wheel). If you
have even decent eye hand coordination you'll be able to
do it in a few minutes - 15 minutes max.
Relatively small footprint - though not as small as the
Jigs to use on the Bar Tool Rest are finally starting to
come out, though you CAN make your own out of ply and
Here's more I put together on the WorkSharp. You can
back up to the all text menu and find the link to
info I did about the JoolTool
Hope this helps.
On Sun, 20 Apr 2008 14:52:20 -0700, charlie b
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DAGS didn't find me any jigs for the WS3000. Do you have a reference?
BTW, I agree that it is a quick clean way to get nice sharp edges on
chisels and plane irons. I've not been lucky sharpening knives on it
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