I’ve been thinking for a while about getting a Worksharp WS3000 for my workshop.
It looks like a good solution – Olly certainly likes it – and it seems to have a lot of nice features.
Rutlands had one of their almost perpetual sales on, but their website was broken all weekend, so I was prevented from even adding it to my basket. With the Worksharp denied to me I did a bit more thinking and research.
Being able to sharpen the blades from my planer thicknesser would be nice and one day I want to get a small lathe and start turning, which obviously requires sharp tools. I’d also like to sort out my lawnmower blades!
None of these jobs look like being particularly easy with the WS3000 – I found this page about sharpening gouges on the WS3000, but not much about sharpening blades wider than 3 inches (which is the maximum with the wide blade attachment)
I was also a little concerned by reports of the amount of dust generated by the WS3000 so I looked again at the alternatives, in particular the options involving slow speed and water cooling and the name that kept coming up was Tormek.
At current pricing that means for the same price Axminster want for the T7 and both kits I could get the T7, both kits and the planer knife jig from D&M.
I’d just received word at work that I was getting a small bonus this year, so I’ve spent it! 🙂
I paid an extra £5 for next day delivery and at 9:45am I’ve already received notification that it’s shipped.