I get asked all the time by non-knife makers what is the best way to sharpen knives? I tell them to get a belt grinder and sharpen them the same way custom knife makers sharpen their knives. This isn't a great answer because they are too expensive for most knife enthusiasts that aren't in the business. This tool comes as close to sharpening a knife like a knife maker as I have seen for a fraction of the price of a belt sander. I came across the Work Sharp booth at the annal Blade Show in Atlanta and tried this unit out. It works, it's simple, it's inexpensive. This little unit will put a nice convex edge on your knife or tool, just like a custom knife maker does.
Here is what the Work Sharp People say:
Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener is the first knife sharpener designed to sharpen every knife you own. Using flexible abrasive belts, the sharpener is able to sharpen not just straight bladed knives, but also curved knives, tanto blades, filet knives, serrated knives, gut hooks and virtually any other shape of knife blade. The Knife & Tool Sharpener uses precision angle sharpening guides to ensure that you get the proper angle every time. 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 any time your knives get dull. You may already have other sharpening methods, but 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.
- WSKTS tool sharpener
- 40° kitchen knife guide
- 50° outdoor knife guide
- Includes serrated knife guide
- Includes scissor sharpening guide
- Abrasive belt kit
- P80, P220 and 6000
- Instructional DVD
- User's Guide
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- WorkSharp Knife and Tool Sharpener
Received this on Friday- 4-3-15, couldn't wait to get it out of the box. The first thing I noticed is that it was packaged well and included plenty of documentation/instructions. The belts that come with the tool are perfect for just about all of your sharpening needs. If you want to do ceramic blades, you'll need anther belt, but they are cheap, about $1.75 each or get the assortment.
I first tried it out on a ja henckels 8" kitchen chefs knife. I followed the instructions and had no problem putting an "hair popping" edge on that knife. Then I tried a large Bowie, and a cheap "Ginzu" (the "You seen this on TV knife) and then a capella filet knife, solid sharp edge on all of them...even the Ginzu came back to life, lol.
The real test was a my neighbors Gerber Machete; it had no edge. I used the 80 grit first them the 240. The edge was unreal on that Machete! I now have bragging rights with the boys in the neighborhood.
I took of the blade guides and tried some free hand on a Bowie I'm working on to clean up the bolster and handle from initial forming. This little guy is like a mini belt grinder (well it is actually), all I can say is wow! Really performed well.
All and all, super easy to use and I would recommend this to every one!
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