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Selection Guide

to Work Sharp's Cutting-Edge Technology

Which Work Sharp model is for you? Compare the features below to see which best suits your needs.

WorkSharp Model Features WorkSharp WS2000 - Designed for do-it-yourselfers and home hobbyists WorkSharp WS3000 - Designed for pros, heavy hobbyists, and fine woodworkers
Sharpening Port bevel angle Fixed 25º angle with Tool Hold Down Lever Adjustable 20º, 25º, 30º, 35º bevel angles (enables micro bevel)
Sharpening Port max. width 1 5/8 inches 2 inches
Sharpening Port lapping abrasive Built-in fine diamond Replaceable P400 abrasive
Adjustable Sharpening Port Fence Industrial grade plastic Metal with micro adjustment
Wheel speed 1750 RPM max 580 RPM max
Cooling system Active air cooling system with routed air flow and heat sink Active air cooling system with routed air flow and heat sink
Motor 1/5 hp induction motor 1/5 hp induction motor
On/off switch Industrial on/off switch with safety lock out Industrial on/off switch with safety lock out
Sharpening/grinding wheel 150mm, 2-sided Edge-Vision™ wheel of engineered PC/ABS plastic 150mm 2-sided tempered glass wheel PLUS 150mm Edge-Vision™ wheel of engineered PC/ABS plastic
Edge-Vision™ Port­ Accommodates tools up to 1 ½ inches wide Accommodates tools up to 3 inches wide
Top Tool Rest Included Included
Abrasive Kit included Solid and Slotted 150mm adhesive-backed abrasives in both coarse and fine grits Solid 150mm adhesive-backed abrasives (P120, P400, P1000, 3600) PLUS Slotted 150mm adhesive-backed abrasives (P80, P400, P1200)
Housing Industrial strength plastic with bench mounting tabs Metal housing with cast metal top, and bench mounting tabs
Abrasive cleaner Not included Crepe stick included
Knife sharpening accessory available Yes, Item #WSSA0002009 Yes, Item #WSSA0002780
Wide blade attachment available No Yes, Item #WSSA0002020
Replacement accessories available Yes, view WS2000 accessories Yes, view WS3000 accessories
View product page View WS2000 page View WS3000 page
Buy item Buy WS2000 Buy WS3000

 

Received my Sharpening System today,(Norton IM83) and I've got to tell you that I am excited about using this product. I've been in the meat cutting business for 45 years, and as you can imagine, I've used allot of different types and styles of sharpening equipment. I have had 3 Norton Multi-Oil Stone units in my lifetime, and then I see this IM83 and I think that this is what I need to carry with me when and wherever I go. I just LOVE this little box full of expertise equipment to keep me sharp and at a razors edge. Thank you for the service, it was fast and easy, and I received it within 3 days of ordering. I know knives and how they work, and I can't wait to start putting that edge on my "other" knives I own.
Karl L, Omaha, NE