I bought the WS 3000 when Sears made the pricing mistake. The Veritas MKll was already in my tool box.
Personally, I prefer the MKll. It's slower and more work, but I can get a much keener edge. And, the quiet time is psychologically restorative.
I can sharpen the wife's kitchen knives on the WS, though. That's a plus.
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