Work Sharp Celebrates Sales Milestone


Ten years after its introduction, Work Sharp’s WS3000 Woodworking Tool Sharpener has surpassed the 1 million mark in sales. Work Sharp is a brand of Darex, a fourth-generation, family-owned business in Ashland, Ore.

Providing an effective and easy way for woodworkers to keep their cutting tools sharp, the iconic WS3000 power sharpener is part of Work Sharp’s complete line of consumer knife and tool sharpeners.

“Our technology puts the skill into the sharpener. Whether you are new to sharpening or a seasoned expert, our sharpeners make sharpening easier and faster — with consistent results every time,” said Dan Dovel, Work Sharp engineer. “Our power sharpeners use the same flexible belts that professional sharpening systems use — in a machine no bigger than a power drill.”

Work Sharp knife sharpeners range from a packable field sharpener for outdoor enthusiasts to a full-featured blade grinder. The original Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener — known for its simplicity, versatility and value — continues to be the company’s most popular sharpener.

“Work Sharp sharpeners always bring innovation and progressive technology to the market, but we could not do it without our customers. We listen to them and learn what they want and what they need. This has been a critical part of our success in selling 1 million sharpeners,” said Kyle Crawford, Work Sharp brand manager.



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