Another vote here for the veritas mkII and water stones. I have a work sharp 3000 also . I work out of two different shops, one at home and the other at my job and needed a method of sharpening at both and could not afford to buy another work sharp right away so I invested in two combo water stones and a cheap $15.00 guide at first then stepped up to the veritas. The cheap guide definitely works don't get me wrong,but I found it was hard to match the exact bevel each time and I would end up having to basically rehone the whole bevel each time.The veritas just works. Does exactly what it's supposed to do and is totally repeatable, so you can set it back up and do a quick touch up on an edge with out totally re honing the whole bevel. If you do invest you won't regret it.