Does anyone have the Work Sharp 2000 with the Knife Sharpening system? Do you like it

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In my email inbox today came a link to a power tool from Work Shop. Looking around a bit, I found a knife sharpener attachment for it, and also a video. Looks good to me, but I'd like to hear from someone who has one, and what they think about it. Here's a link to the youtube video on it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue_5DjcW4xk

The price overall for the WS 2000 plus the knife sharpener attachment comes in around $135. The fellow in the video sure makes it look easy to get razor sharp edges with this tool.

Any advice/suggestions about all this will be most appreciated.

Thanks.

Folderguy
 
Well...

I have no doubt you can get a sharp knife with this setup. It looks simple to use with minimal chance of messing up a knife. However, there doesn't seem to be any way to adjust the sharpening angle. Did he say the attachment is fixed at 27.5 degrees per side? That would be a 55 inclusive angle. :eek:

No ability to adjust the angle would make it a no-go for me.
 
Well...

I have no doubt you can get a sharp knife with this setup. It looks simple to use with minimal chance of messing up a knife. However, there doesn't seem to be any way to adjust the sharpening angle. Did he say the attachment is fixed at 27.5 degrees per side? That would be a 55 inclusive angle. :eek:

No ability to adjust the angle would make it a no-go for me.

Yep, that's what he said, 27.5 degrees per bevel.

Sounds plenty steep.

Perhaps someone has the outfit and can tell us if it can be modified to produce narrower bevels...
 
were you looking for a powered setup to sharpen numerous knives in a short ammount of time?
 
the angle is actually inclusive.

i have one given to me by someone at work. after some trials on a cheap knife, i decided i won't use it for anything other than very cheap machetes and similar.

your money is better spent on an edge pro product.
 
were you looking for a powered setup to sharpen numerous knives in a short ammount of time?

Not exactly. It just looked to be an interesting setup that would do a decent job rather quickly. I could certainly sharpen lots of kitchen knives lickety-split with it, but not being able to change angles on it is a definite downside, especially when it comes to the knives I normally sharpen with stones, and diamond and ceramic sharpeners.
 
the angle is actually inclusive.

i have one given to me by someone at work. after some trials on a cheap knife, i decided i won't use it for anything other than very cheap machetes and similar.

your money is better spent on an edge pro product.

Thanks for the advice.
 
Hey guys, "the guy in the video" from Work Sharp here.
Yes that system works well and is easy to use. But you guys were not the target.

We have a new and improved blade sharpening system that will better meet your needs.
And yes, this one has two sharpening guides with inclusive angles of 40° and 50°.
The convex grind it creates is incredible. Restore a blunt dull knife to shaving sharp in about 60 seconds!

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I guess the combined experience of the guys here have given you the best choices of sharpening equipment. The worksharp isn't one of them.
 
I guess the combined experience of the guys here have given you the best choices of sharpening equipment. The worksharp isn't one of them.

However.... this is a new item... not the one I started the thread with.

And watching the video of the fellow, it's pretty clear that a much shallower edge can be given a blade with this outfit.

P.S. Yesterday, I worked on my Benchmade 755 MPR, using the Norton coarse stone, followed by the fine one, and then a DMT extra fine. Plenty sharp. But... that took me 45 minutes to do. If this tool will do a convex grind and bring it to razor sharp in a matter of a minute or two, I can definitely save some time, and finish up with a DMT... catch my drift?
 
i agree with singularity35. with the wheels, you dont have the hassle of buying more belts that might be expensive and might not last too long. i have a set of wheels that are going on 19 years old and still going. you do have to regrit the wheels but all you need is some elmers glue to keep the grit on the wheel. the grit, wax for the grit wheel and rouge come with the wheel.
 
if you have a lot of convex edge knives, they dont take much to sharpen and they can be touched up on the slotted wheel. if they need a burr worked up, some sandpaper on a phone book or pad a little firmer than a mousepad will work ok. you remove the burr and polish the edge in a few minutes on the slotted wheel and you're done.
 
However.... this is a new item... not the one I started the thread with.

And watching the video of the fellow, it's pretty clear that a much shallower edge can be given a blade with this outfit.

P.S. Yesterday, I worked on my Benchmade 755 MPR, using the Norton coarse stone, followed by the fine one, and then a DMT extra fine. Plenty sharp. But... that took me 45 minutes to do. If this tool will do a convex grind and bring it to razor sharp in a matter of a minute or two, I can definitely save some time, and finish up with a DMT... catch my drift?

This is an excellent resource for knife and knife related info. The combined experience of the most experienced people here must run into hundreds of years and this experience is yours to draw on if you wish. or not.
 
Folderguy, you have had some heavy hitters in terms of sharpening skill and knowledge chime in, try listening to them instead of the guy trying to sell you the machine. EDGE PRO and its over. Also as a Man and a knife enthusiasts you need to learn how to sharpen free hand, it is one of lifes blessings. Yes it takes time but once you master it makes you feel, well good.
 
i agree with singularity35. with the wheels, you dont have the hassle of buying more belts that might be expensive and might not last too long. i have a set of wheels that are going on 19 years old and still going. you do have to regrit the wheels but all you need is some elmers glue to keep the grit on the wheel. the grit, wax for the grit wheel and rouge come with the wheel.

Thanks Richard! I sent you a PM a few minutes ago. I'm planning on going with the wheels, and look forward to speaking with you.

Much appreciate your assistance!
 
This is an excellent resource for knife and knife related info. The combined experience of the most experienced people here must run into hundreds of years and this experience is yours to draw on if you wish. or not.

Thank you! I'm planning on drawing even more on the experience of the people here. I've already drawn quite a bit on it... and appreciate all the assistance, and will be speaking with Richard, hopefully sometime tomorrow evening.
 
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