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Winter 2013-2014

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Sharp Edges–Fast

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Raise your hand if you've ever had a difficult time sharpening chisels, plane irons, or carving tools. Okay, that's just about everyone. Now take a close look at these amazing new machines from Professional Tool Manufacturing—they'll sharpen any one of these tools in just a couple minutes, with no fuss at all. You don't have to become an expert to get a sharp edge. Open up the box, and you'll get great results right away. Both machines use replaceable sandpaper discs. With a coarse grit, you can grind a whole new bevel; with a fine grit, you can hone an edge that's sharp enough to plane birdseye maple without tearout. The Work Sharp WS3000 ($199) has more features than the Work Sharp WS2000 ($149), but either machine would make a useful addition to a serious woodworking shop. For a closer look at how these machines work and the differences between them, see our review on page 24.

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Professional Tool Manufacturing, www.worksharptools.com (800) 597-6170, Work Sharp WS3000,  $199; Work Sharp WS2000, $146.