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The Work Sharp is simple to use. Just set the adjustable angle and sharpen!

Work Sharp™ WS3000 Tool Sharpener with FREE Gift Card

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Air-cooled, dry sharpening system eliminates the mess of a wet system and delivers higher material removal rates without affecting the steel temper. Unique design allows for fast and easy reshaping of new or damaged chisels and planes (up to 2" wide), and fast honing of a micro bevel. Bevel angles are adjustable and are set in the sharpening port (not in a fixture or jig) so switching between angles is simple and fast. With maintenance-free tempered glass grinding wheel. No calibration is required for changing wheel diameter, and there's no need to change between fixtures, grade wheels, or move from machine to hand sharpening to achieve a razor-sharp edge. Coarse grinding for rapid shaping and micro-fine honing is in one port!


  • The system's repeatability allows you to sharpen multiple tools at any combination of angles and abrasive type without extra setup
  • Routed airflow and heat sink system keeps tools cool without the mess of a wet system
  • Sharpening port enables you to select desired bevel angle and sharpen precise, repeatable angles of 20°, 25°, 30° and 35° for chisels and plane irons up to 2" wide
  • Sharpening port lapping surface features "plunge-pull" sharpening technique
  • Sharpening port abrasive increases burr removal and speeds sharpening
  • Adjustable top tool rest makes freehand sharpening easier and more precise
  • T-slot mounting system lets you mount the top tool rest and other accessories
  • 150mm tempered glass grinding wheel provides a maintenance-free, always flat and true grinding surface on which to adhere PSA abrasives
  • Skew cam adjustment controls bevel-edge for squareness
  • With bench mounting tabs for easy installation to benchtop
  • Industrial grade power connection switch with safety lockout
  • Grounded 6-foot power cord
  • Cast-aluminum top; sheet metal housing; impact and vibration-resistant tool-grade plastic base

With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more.
(1) Work Sharp Sharpening Unit
(2) Tempered Glass Wheels
(1) See-through slotted wheel for underside sharpening of carving and lathe tools
(1) Top tool rest for easy freehand sharpening of larger tools
(1) Crepe stick for cleaning abrasives
(1) PSA abrasive kit (150mm to be adhered to glass wheels: P120 ceramic oxide, P400 aluminum oxide, P1000 aluminum oxide, Micro-Mesh™ 3600 honing abrasive; slotted abrasive kit with P80, P400 and P1200); and 2" x 2" abrasive P400 ceramic oxide for the heat sink/lapping surface.
More Information
Brand Work Sharp
Manufacturer Part Number WS3000
Weight 15.2000
Tech Spec
  • 1/5 HP motor with 580 RPM wheel speed
Technical Documents
Wheel Speed 580 RPM
Style Grinder
4.7 / 5.0
108 Reviews
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I have been using this tool for about one and a half years now and I really like it. I use it to sharpen all my chisels. In the past my chisels were a in different stages of sharpness, now they are all uniform and when I pick up a chisel I can count on it being sharp.
August 14, 2019
8 months ago
work Sharp WS3000
Great purchase, allows us to sharpen our chisels in a few minutes after use. Easy to set-up and put edge on all Chisels, put a micro bevel on all chisels. Now re-sharping the Micro is very fast. Chisels have never been sharper.
July 15, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great for putting great sharp edges on your chisels.
June 28, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
A Great Tool
Normally I would use a stone for the chisels but since I have over 25 this tool made it extremely easier. Plus it flattens and cleans up any imperfections. Simple to use and switch abrasives. I watched the video, set-up the Work Sharp and within about an hour I had sharpened all of the chisels and was going to do my other tools but had another project. I think it saves a ton of time.
April 19, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Much better than expected
I went to my local Rockler store to see a demonstration of the Work Sharp. I knew about the Tormec, and had heard it was very good for sharpening tools, however by the time you purchase all the accessories you are in for about $1,000.00. Too much for my wallet. I went in apprehensive about the Work Sharp, figured I would watch the demo, then buy several water stones and return to sharpen my tools. I was very impressed with the ease of use, great results and the cost of the Work Sharp I made bought one, and a couple packs of extra sand paper discs. I immediately began sharpening with it and my chisels and plane irons are razor sharp with a mirror finish. Easy to use, does what the maker says it will and at a great price.
April 16, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Work Sharp WS3000
This is the easiest and most accurate method for sharpening my chisels that I have found.

I am so glad I got this one.
April 8, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great tool. Very Precise, professional edge and easy to use. I highly recommend it.
February 24, 2019
7 months ago
Sharpening carving tools used to be a long & arduous task, now it is fast, easy & accurate.... thanks ??
February 19, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very nice
This does just what I need works well.
February 4, 2019
8 months ago
Keep It Simple
this tool is the epitome of the KISS principle. Read the book, follow the instructions, and come away with some scary sharp chisels and hand plane irons. Bought the accessory kit and the wide blade kit at the same time. Great set up.
October 16, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
From personal knowledge it sharpens razor sharp and saves a great deal of time over stones.
Michael M on May 29, 2019
It will make sharpening easier
Gary D on Apr 10, 2019
From personal knowledge it sharpens razor sharp and saves a great deal of time over stones.
Michael M on May 29, 2019
I have been looking at this for a while. I have multiple sets of chisels that need to be sharpened and this system seems to be an effective way to ensure proper bevel angles when sharpening.
Ramon H on Apr 23, 2019
It will make sharpening easier
Gary D on Apr 10, 2019
it is necessary to have sharp tools in the realm of lathe work.
Patricia M on Apr 10, 2019
excellent tool. Makes relatively quick work of sharpening chisels and irons, and the cost is reasonable for the labor it saves.
PRIMARY E on Jan 10, 2019
Low price and good reviews
Steve M on Dec 10, 2018
Dale B on Jun 4, 2018
My old one died
Lee S on Jan 28, 2018
The reviews indicated that this is an excellent sharpener for the money and amateur woodworkers.
William R on Dec 3, 2017
reviews first and price second.
Andrew C on Nov 27, 2017
Read good things about it. Working with stones is time consuming and doesn't always turn out well.
Syl H on Nov 12, 2017
Got a good write up in Popular Woodworking
Paul B on Nov 1, 2017
Good reviews
Bud B on Aug 20, 2017
A lot cleaner and less expensive than a Tomek for the same results.
Edward T on Aug 3, 2017
Sharpen my tools
Dr Dave on May 8, 2017
it's a better way for me to sharpen the tools i<br />have than the higher priced grinders.
John B on Jan 27, 2017
Reviews are high. Ease of duplication with sharpening.
P A on Jan 8, 2017
Good reviews. I've been wanting a good sharpener for years.
Dennis B on Dec 25, 2016
Seemed like the best value with good reviews
Gary Z on Nov 30, 2016
Price and reviews
Terrill D on Nov 7, 2016
Through the years I've spent at least this much on stones and hones, not to mention time spent hand sharpening. And with only mixed results. The reviews for this tool are good, and the video shows that it is accurate and easy to use.
Rich S on Sep 4, 2016
I have a Makita water sharpening system which is fine but is quite messy to use. I see the Work Sharp as a fine system as well but without any messy clean ups.
Dennis K on Aug 30, 2016
Tool sharpening
Tim N on Apr 11, 2016
great price
michael g on Feb 6, 2016
Price and good reviews
Colby C on Jan 27, 2016
to sharpen lathe tools
david on Dec 11, 2015
Looks very easy to use especially for lathe tools.
Irishcobbler on Dec 11, 2015
Husband Christmas present
Patricia S on Nov 29, 2015
Sharpen my turning tools and chisels. Sure I will find other items also.
David M on Nov 27, 2015
I'm only an occasional chisel user, and very infrequent hand plane user. Traditional sharpening didn't work very well for me, and I wanted to try the WorkSharp. Very easy to keep tools nice and sharp!
GNWS on Aug 15, 2015
Saw a demo on youtube.
M. Thomas J on Jun 20, 2015
to sharpen all my tools
Paul on Jun 1, 2015
I have researched sharpeners for some time, the WS300 looks to be the best value for the lowest price.
Steve A. E on May 24, 2015
looked interesting.
Joe T on Apr 7, 2015
I have been looking at this for a while. I have multiple sets of chisels that need to be sharpened and this system seems to be an effective way to ensure proper bevel angles when sharpening.
Ramon H on Apr 23, 2019
it is necessary to have sharp tools in the realm of lathe work.
Patricia M on Apr 10, 2019
Does the work sharp machine accommodate skewed plane blades? My favorite handplane is skewed. Thanks
david m on May 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The undermounted sharpening port of the WS3000 has the advantage of holding a straight blade at a precise, adjustable, angle, and that you can see the edge being formed on the underside of the rotating glass plate. A skewed blade would have to be worked from the top of the rotating plate, and the machine does have provision for that, with a tool rest, but there the angling becomes a manual, more dexterity-based process. Still, for a skew blade I find the flat plate easier to use than a spinning wheel.
Can this sharpen wood working tools, ie gouges, parting tools?
Murray S on Aug 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It can with the see through slotted wheel which lets you see the blade tip being sharpened from underneath and adjust your angle to remove the material you want. There are some excellent youtube videos showing you just how to do this. Woodworking Tips & Techniques: Lathe - Sharpening Lathe Chisels is a great video from the woodworkers guild of America.
will this sharpen grooming blades?
tammy on Feb 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Customers have told us they have done it successfully, however it is outside of the design intent of this sharpener.  Please note there are many types of clipper blades out there and our machine can't sharpen all of them. 
If you would like to try, it will have to be done freehand on the top of the abrasive covered glass wheel.  You will need to use the finest grits available, to minimize material removal. 
Take the clipper apart, place the flat side against the wheel on the finest abrasive. Turn the machine on while holding the blade in place and let it sit for only a few seconds. Turn the machine off and wait for the wheel to stop turning before lifting the blade off.
is this helpful for sharpening the blades on a lawn tractor?
susieq on Dec 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't know anything about lawn tractor blades, but it seems to me that such a blade would be way to large for this machine. I know that combining the work of an 8 inch bench grinder and a Tormek grinder would give you a very sharp blade. You could do it with just the Tormek, but it would take quite a while.
Would you buy it again? Using for 1/2" oval skew only/
Frank G on Jan 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Sorry Frank, I have only done a few gouges with it, but it is excellent for everything else (chisels, plane irons, yard tools and kitchen knives) I did need to add an extra wheel and the inife jit, but am overall very happy with it. The finer grit discs only last so long, which is expected. Good luck.
Can I buy replacement abrasive discs?
Roy H on Apr 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are readily available right at Rockler. For more information please call our Customer Service at 1-800-418-1439.
can I sharpen a knife with this?
Frank K on Feb 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Frank, You cannot sharpen your knives with the machine alone. To sucessfully sharpen a knife using this machine, you will also need to purchase the Blade Sharpening System Attachment. For more information please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-418-1439.
Will this sharpen micro lathe 1/4" shank tool bits? LH, RH...etc?
Nathan B on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It should sharpen those without any problems
Can this be used to sharpen farm animal clippers? Thank you
Marianne K on Oct 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This might work better for you.
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Will this work in eu like ireland?
Alan M on Feb 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This unit is made for US 110V. For more information please contact our Customer Service department at 1-800-418-1439.
What is the RPM output?
Chris P on Jan 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Work Sharp uses a powerful 1/5 hp motor and produces a high torque max wheel speed of 580 RPM.
Does the WS 3000 have any jigs for sharpening lathe chisels/gouges. If so where would I find them?
Bernard A B on Sep 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The WS 3000 comes with a slotted disk on which slotted abrasives are mounted. To me, the only negative is that you would sharpen from the bottom of the disk. This works for turning and carving tools. Being able to see through the wheel from the top allows you to see what you are sharpening from the grind side.
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