WorkSharp WSCMB Combo Knife Sharpener
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:
The Combo Knife Sharpener is a complete bench-top solution for sharpening outdoor knives, pocket knives, kitchen knives, and serrations.
The Combo Knife Sharpener combines our power sharpening technology (flexible abrasive belts) with our manual sharpening technology (angle-guided ceramic honing). This combination of technologies and features create a fast, easy, and very effective sharpening system for every knife owner.
Flexible Belt Technology creates a superior convex cutting edge on your knife. This type of edge is the choice of professionals and knife makers for its ability to cut better and stay sharp longer than flat ground edges. The Combo Sharpener uses a ½" x 10" premium 3M™ abrasive belt – engineered for cool sharpening and long life. The abrasive is designed and intended for metal grinding applications and will sharpen any type of blade steel without over-heating your blade.
The sharpener uses precise 25° angle guides for both sharpening and honing. The innovative Tapered Ceramic Rod will hone every knife you own to a razor-sharp edge, and will sharpen most any size serration. You can now successfully sharpen all your serrated knives with a single, easy to use tool.
|Motor||120V Single Speed|
|Power Switch||On / Off|
|Duty Cycle||Light Duty|
|Abrasives Included||(2) P120 belts by 3M™, Fine grit tapered ceramic rod|
|Abrasive Size||½" x 10"|
|Sharpening Guides||Fixed 25° Sharpening and Honing|
|Retractable Honing Rod||No|