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FREE SHIPPING - Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener, Model# WSKTS

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The Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener is an innovative abrasive belt sharpening system that combines flexible premium abrasive belts and precision sharpening guides to give you the sharpest blades with professional results. Two guides are included a 50 guide for hunting and outdoor knives 25 per bevel and a 40 guide for thinner blades and kitchen knives 20 per bevel. Professional knife makers use flexible belts to put a razor sharp edge on their blades, and now you can have the same technology at home to use anytime your knives get dull. Never before has a knife sharpener been able to quickly and easily sharpen this broad range of knives to such extremely sharp results. The Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener is also able to sharpen other common tools including scissors, axes and hatchets, mower blades, garden shears, shovels, and most any tool with a blade. The versatility of the knife & tool sharpener makes it an invaluable tool for keeping all your blades in razor sharp condition and ready whenever you need them. U.S.A. Product Type Sharpener, Amps 0.7, Angle Sharpening deg. 40 and 50, Grit 80, 220, 6000, Volts 120, Belt Size in. x in. 1/2 x 12, On/Off Switch Yes, Speed RPM 3600-4000. Patented belt technology conforms to the shape of any blade Sharpens not just straight bladed knives, but also curved knives, tanto blades, fillet knives, serrated knives, gut hooks and virtually any other shape of knife blade Sharpens other common tools including scissors, axes and hatchets, mower blades, garden shears, shovels, and most any tool with a blade Can be used to debur cut metal Uses precision angle sharpening guides to ensure that you get the proper angle every time Includes two guides a 50 guide for hunting and outdoor knives 25 per bevel and 40 guide for thinner blades and kitchen knives 20 per bevel
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Questions & Answers for FREE SHIPPING - Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener, Model# WSKTS

Question

is this a wet system?

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Staff Answer
No, this Work Sharp knife and tool sharpener is a dry system.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
ProductExpert5
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1out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 2
No this is a dry system with interchangeable belts
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
rd4man
 - Clovis, NM
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2out of 2found this answer helpful.
answer 3
No. Sanding belts not fluid.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
RetiredFisherman
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answer 4
No, It is dry. You must follow the instructions so you don't overheat the knife blade. When used properly it is a very good system.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
Yogi925
 - North Branch, MN
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2out of 2found this answer helpful.
answer 5
No, it is not a wet system.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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RedwoodMac
 - McKinleyville, CA
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answer 6
No, not a wet system
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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waltmagfire
 - Orange, Texas
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answer 7
No
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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OhioTurkeyHunter
 - Oh.
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answer 8
No
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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dodge4288
 - Declo, Idaho
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answer 9
No.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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CAC73
 - Hicksville, OH
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answer 10
NO, this is not a wet system. Uses dry belts only.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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frankieV
 - Vidalia, LA
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answer 11
No, it is dry, you don't need wet on this machine.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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Saddle
 - Madison, NE
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0out of 1found this answer helpful.
Question

Can it sharpen serrated blades?

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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HTBE
 - Vermont
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answer 1
Staff Answer
This Work Sharp knife and tool sharpener will sharpen serrated blades.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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ProductExpert5
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3out of 15found this answer helpful.
answer 2
Yes you can, it is detailed in the instruction manual.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Bowman9
 - Talleyville, DE
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0out of 4found this answer helpful.
answer 3
This sharpener can also sharpen serrated blades. You only sharpen the flat side of the knife.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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oldjon
 - Georgia
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answer 4
yes
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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outdoors
 - Bethlehem,PA
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answer 5
Yes it does
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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psinva
 - Annandale, VA
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0out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 6
Yes
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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dodge4288
 - Declo, Idaho
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answer 7
yes it can
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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jdr111
 - Lott TX
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0out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 8
Yes.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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CAC73
 - Hicksville, OH
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answer 9
Yes, the product guide book shows you how to do it, it can even sharpen hook blades.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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frankieV
 - Vidalia, LA
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answer 10
Like new! This is the thing that impressed me the most. We all have drawers full of kitchen knives that haven't been sharp in years. This is the cure. Just warn the family...or someone will donate some blood! Yeah, it gets them that sharp.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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millhouse
 - Chiefland,Fla.
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Question

Will this sharpner put a edge on a knife that does not have one

asked 5 months, 1 week ago
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lotwin
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answer 1
Staff Answer
Yes, you can add an edge to a knife that does not currently have one by going through a progression of different grits. Work Sharp does make an item specifically designed for adding an edge or fabricating a knife. Please see my recommendation below.
answered 5 months ago
by
ProductExpert43
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answer 2
I think it would if you used the coarse belt. I sharpened some very dull knives.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
by
1crossroad
 - Winston-Salem NC
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answer 3
yes, it may take a few minutes but it will put an edge on one. Once you have an edge on it, it will take a few strokes to resharpen it.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
by
Rdrnnr42
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answer 4
Yes. You will need to use the green belt to get the edge. Use the red belt to sharpen and purple belt to hone. It is very easy to change the belts.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
by
Sharp123
 - Texas
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answer 5
It sure will. You have to start with the 80 grit belt first to get something to finish.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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BuzzV
 - Georgia
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answer 6
You could take a very dull butter knife and make it like a razor in minuts
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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SharpDocker
 - Northern Wisconsin
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answer 7
yes but practice a little first it does a good job of doing it to angles of bevel are important so use the one best suit to what you will be using it on
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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unknowncj
 - beaumont texas
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Question

Do you have additional belts available?

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Staff Answer
Please check out my product recommendations for the accessory kit which includes multiple belts.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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ProductExpert5
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1out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 2
I bought an extra set of the three (3) belts when I purchased the tool. I'm not a belt "expert," but the backing of these belts seems particularly "heavy-duty" = long belt life.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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RedwoodMac
 - McKinleyville, CA
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5out of 5found this answer helpful.
answer 3
Yes there is additional belts. there are 3 grades that come with the sharpener Coarce, Medium, Fine, and you can order extra belts.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
dodge4288
 - Declo, Idaho
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3out of 3found this answer helpful.
answer 4
Yes
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Jiwr
 - San Cristobal, TA
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answer 5
They do sell other belts of varying grit and type of grit for many applications.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
CAC73
 - Hicksville, OH
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1out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 6
Yes, the product guide gives you a supplier location to order additional belts.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
frankieV
 - Vidalia, LA
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2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Question

Can it be used to sharpen chisels?

Especially lathe chisels, but also general-purpose wood chisels. Thanks!
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
by
WisconsinBoater
 - Wichita, KS
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answer 1
Staff Answer
Yes this item can be used to sharpen chisels as well.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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ProductExpert10
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answer 2
Yes it will sharpen, Shovels, Hoes, Axes, Pick Axes, Post-Hole Diggers, & Other Edged Tools,Pruners, Shears, & Other Bypass Cutting Tools, Lawnmower Blades, Straight & Curved (Mulching) Blades, and will sharpen Scissors. Can be used to sharpen and grind most anything but is not designed for heavy duty use.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
dodge4288
 - Declo, Idaho
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answer 3
Yes, it is preferable to using a bench mounting.
 
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answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Jiwr
 - San Cristobal, TA
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answer 4
If you use it free-hand without the guide, it should sharpen them well.I've used it this way on garden shears and a few other items in my garage.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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CAC73
 - Hicksville, OH
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answer 5
yes it can, but there is not a physical guide to hold the correct angle. you will have to practice to make sure you can free hand it.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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frankieV
 - Vidalia, LA
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answer 6
This tool is awesome. It can sharpen pretty much anything with an edge, including chisels. My suggestion though, is to be VERY careful and do it freehand, without the guide, due to the difference in angles between chisels and knives.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
akwill
 - Fort Myers, FL
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Question

Garden Tools

The video emphasis is on knives. What is the ease of use and effectiveness of the guides on a variety of garden tools. This would include garden loppers of all sizes and hand operated hedge trimmers and other odd sized blades.
asked 5 months, 1 week ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The Work Sharp knife and tool sharpener can be used on a variety of implements with ease. Including but not limited to kitchen knives, outdoor knives, scissors and serrated knives, garden pruners, mower blades, shovels and other bladed shop and garden tools.
answered 5 months ago
by
ProductExpert43
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answer 2
By being able to rotate the V blade setup you can easily get to most all blades without having to disassemble the tool. This little belt sharpener can get in there to do the job.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Sharp123
 - Texas
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answer 3
I've sharpened broad axes, hand axes, machetes, and manual hedge trimmers. It will do most anything
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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BuzzV
 - Georgia
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answer 4
very easy, comes with direction on how to sharpen other tools than just knives,
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Doug5
 - Hallettsville TX
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answer 5
it's great for shears and lawn mower blades too
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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gwd999
 - amarillo texas
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answer 6
Haven't had a problem with loppers or hedges cutters
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Gmith53
 - North Carolina
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Question

I have huge bowie knives with very long, wide and thick blades. Will it fit into the sharpening cassette?

Will it be able to sharpen damascus steel blades?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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BowieKnifeGuy
 - Buffalo, New York
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answer 1
Staff Answer
Exceptionally large blades will likely not fit into the sharpening guide. However after removing the guide, the sharpener will accommodate much larger items like lawn mower blades or an axe head. It can also be used with Damascus steel blades.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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ProductExpert38
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answer 2
The device will have its limits, but if it's too big, one can take the guide off and sharpen with a free belt approach. This is what I do with machetes or any other large, wide blade, including Kurkri etc.
answered 1 year ago
by
RoboOne
 - California
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answer 3
Yes. I just sharpened a Western USA Bowie with a 9.5 " blade and it fit into the knife groves just fine. However, I sharpened a dagger that had a thick blade spine so I had to use the 50 degree slots. But, all sharpened very well.
answered 6 months ago
by
beren9
 - memphis, tn
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answer 4
I have used my sharpener to sharpen several katanas some of them with damascus steel blades. It does a good job of it but you have to watch the angle of the blade. because the blades are fairly wide they don't fit into the guides provided with the sharpener and will therefore scratch the side of the blade. However, I have been able to use the widest guide as a rest and then free hand the angle. I will probably end up making a special guide to fit the katana. The blades do get really sharp and because of the rolled edge are resistant to dulling and chipping.
answered 1 year ago
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ErikinFC
 - Colorado
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answer 5
Not sure about your Bowies, but I put an edge on my machetes, and they have a pretty heavy blade.
answered 8 months ago
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AtomicDiesel
 - Virginia
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Question

What is the function of the 3 position on/off switch?

asked 2 years ago
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RalphN
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answer 1
Staff Answer
This knife and tool sharpener has an on, off and intermittent setting. The intermittent setting is the recommended setting for sharpening knives.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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ProductExpert36
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answer 2
One position allows you to control the power (pull switch and the power is on, let swith go and the tool stops.)

the other position is a continueous "on" position where you do not have to keep pressing the switch.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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frankieV
 - Vidalia, LA
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answer 3
The instant on/off works better when sharpening knives or scissors, the constant on is better when using on large tools such as shovels etc.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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Travis77
 - KS
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answer 4
This is a tool that is made to work for approximately twenty minutes out of every hour, so it has proper cooling time. The intermittent switch is for sharpening knives ect. Just hold the switch (power) for a moment while running your knife through, then power back off. The other position of constant on you may need when sharpening, or shaping items, such as shovel blades, lawnmower blades ect. You place the cartridge in a diferent position for such items so you can use the tool freehand. You place items such as a shovel in a vice, or something to hold it firmly, them move the cartridge position down, and power on constantly, and get to work. This is great and allows much more versitility.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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THutch
 - Washington
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Question

would lise work good to sharpen wood chisels?

say 3/4 inch to 1 1/2 inch in size
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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FLEETMAN
 - CHICAGO LAND
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The knife and tool sharpener can certainly sharpen wood chisels. However, if you plan on doing a lot of chisel sharpening I would recommend the bench top model. It has a designated slot for chisels so you get the perfect angle every time. See Below.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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ProductExpert38
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answer 2
You could use this for a general purpose wood chisel, but if you wanted a truly accurate sharpening I would recommend you hone with a sharpening stone and oil.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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HandyMatt
 - Benton Harbor, MI
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answer 3
I would think you would need a longer and flatter grinding surface so that the chisel would get sharpened at the same angle across the face...Would it sharpen a chisel? Absolutely. I haven't seen anything that it wouldn't sharpen. Work sharp does sell a tool sharpener that has a wider, flatter sharpening surface. Maybe that would work better. Still a product worth having though.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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millhouse
 - Chiefland,Fla.
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answer 4
Yes, if you have a hand as steady as the Rock of Gibralter. Otherwise I wouldn't recommend it. The problem is not only the absence of a guide with the needed 25 deg angle but moving the blade in an absolutely straight path parallel to the belt. If you can tolerate an edge that is not perfectly straight and square to the blade of the chisel, you might want to take a crack at it.

I know an experienced fine woodworker who freehands his chisels across the face of a hand cranked grinding wheel. I have never been able to duplicate his touch or his immaculate results, and I am also an experienced woodworker.
answered 1 year ago
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OldSpirit
 - Orlando
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How many belts are included with the Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener?

asked 1 year ago
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Leon1945
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answer 1
Staff Answer
This Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener comes with six abrasive belts (coarse, medium, and fine) plus there is a replacement belt kit available to obtain more belts. See item below.
answered 1 year ago
by
ProductExpert40
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answer 2
6
answered 11 months ago
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Dad245
 - Boston Ma
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answer 3
2 red, 2 blue, 2 green
answered 6 months ago
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beren9
 - memphis, tn
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answer 4
You get 6 belts. 2 each of the 80, 220, and 6000 grits. I would recommend you buy additional belts just to make sure you have them on hand.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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BuzzV
 - Georgia
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