Posted December 16, 2013
Initial product had a slight issue with plastic inside that was getting hit by the motor, so I called Darex and spoke to Harmony. While calling, I was in the process of 'searching' for the culprit plastic piece inside, and Harmony apologized and asked for my address, telling me not to worry about trying to fix it and that they were going to mail me a new unit. 4 days later... Bam! New unit! Simple and durable, makes FAST work of sharpening chisels! Thank you, Harmony!
Let me start out by saying...
Posted October 20, 2012
Let me start out by saying I wanted to like the WS2000. I read the reviews here and elsewhere and was sold on the idea that it was going to make sharpening of plane irons and chisels easier. Previously I have practiced the "scary sharp" method of sharping on progressively finer grits of sandpaper utilizing an inexpensive honing guide. My biggest frustration with the honing guide was the poor ability to obtain consistent results. I will say this in the WS2000's favor. It seemed to be a well constructed machine. The fit and finish was very good. I unpacked it, read the manual and spent an afternoon trying it out on various chisels and irons that ranged in condition from good shape to seriously messed up by either my own abuse or that of a previous owner. All told I spent upwards of eight hours over a few days in front of the WS2000 trying to figure out what I was doing wrong. I tried various grits, I rewatched the videos on worksharptools.com and youtube. NOTHING I put through the process was even approaching what I would consider acceptably sharp and the backs of every iron and chisel had deep scratches. On day seven I purchased new more sophisticated honing guide for about half of what the WS2000 and Fine Abrasive Kit that I purchased cost and spent a considerable number of hours reworking my previous attempts. In the end I have razor sharp tools, but the WS2000 had nothing to do with it. I wanted to like it, and I think I gave it a fair try. But I cannot recommend it and would not use one if it was given to me for free. I packed it back up and returned it.
I'm finding this WorkSharp WS2000 is...
Posted June 23, 2012
I'm finding this WorkSharp WS2000 is an outstanding equipment. Awesome!!! It is a real investment to my workshop. It helps in restoring my sharp tools. It's much greater performance and the way it makes my tools clean, sharpened, allowing me to perform and achieve my work woodworking projects. Many thanks!!!
Best tool purchase I've made in...
Posted September 4, 2011
Best tool purchase I've made in many years. I used to own a commercial furniture and cabinet shop, and used a service for routine sharpening. I had a pile of old chisels and plane irons which thanks to previous employees, had edges I wouldn't even consider trying to rebuild. Too expensive from the service and too time consuming for me. I bought this tool and 3 hours later I had about $1000 worth of razor sharp tools saved from the trash can! Now that's what I call a good investment! Stop reading reviews and buy one, you won't regret it.
Love it but...I have used this...
Posted December 22, 2010
Love it but...I have used this model and it serves it purpose however even in a small shop the WS3000 will serve you better. I wish I had waited a little and purchased the bigger model.