Worksharp 3000 – Repeatable Sharpening
I received a WorkSharp 3000 for Christmas, and so far I am very impressed. Since the Worksharp has been reviewed to death in woodworking magazines, this will be a short post.
I’ve tried a number of sharpening methods and most recently converted from water stones to the "Scary Sharp" method. I have been very happy with the Scary Sharp method (as well as the water stones before them), but both method methods required setup time and labor.
The Worksharp seems to be a good way to implement a Scary-Sharp-like method as a faster "power sharpening" method. Because of its integral jig, it has a totally repeatable sharpening angle. This makes it very, very fast. You can quickly sharpen a chisel without setup, etc.
I don’t think that the Worksharp makes my tools quite as sharp as water stones, but they are very sharp, and more than sharp enough for general woodwork.
My only real complaint is that the Worksharp can only sharpen plane blades up to 2", so my larger plane blades will not fit in the jig.
For around $199, I think that this is a good machine at a good price.