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Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition
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Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition(1371997)
Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition - Work Sharp and Ken Onion have teamed up to make the most versatile knife and tool sharpener. Ken Onion, a professional blade maker, use flexible belts to put a razor-sharp edge on his blades, now you can have the same technology in your home or shop. The combination of Work Sharp engineering and Ken Onion's industrial design has created a fast, easy and stylish way to sharpen all your knives and tools with precision and repeatability.
Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition - The Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition is designed to sharpen every knife you own. Using a fully adjustable precision sharpening guide, variable speed and wide flexible abrasive belts it sharpens pocket & hunting knives, serrated knives, kitchen knives and any other shape or type of blade you own. The 3/4 x 12 inch premium, flexible engineered abrasive belts sharpen virtually any shape or type of knife blade and uses a precision sharpening guide to ensure that you get a consistent angle every time. The sharpening guide is fully adjustable in 1 degree increments from 15 degree to 30 degree so you can sharpen any knife to the angle you desire to best meet your needs. The variable speed control (1200 SFM to 2800 SFM) provides you with the optimal belt speed for the task at hand. The versatility of the Ken Onion Sharpener makes it an invaluable tool for keeping all your blades in razor sharp condition and ready whenever you need them.
- Weight: 4.6 lbs.
- Size: 5.5 x 10 x 6 Inches
- Grit: 120, 65, 22, 4, 6000
- Speed (RPM): 6,112 to 14,261
- Belt Size: 3/4 x 12 Inches
- Material: Tool Strenght Plastic
- Includes: Work Sharp Power Platform
- 5-pc. Abrasive Belt Kit: P120 extra coarse, X65 coarse, X22 medium, X4 fine, 6000 extra fine
- Adjustable knife sharpening guide (15?30°)
- User's guide and Instructional DVD
- Assembled in U.S.A
Reviewed by 5 customers
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I've had my own WORK SHARP Ken Onion Edition for about 2 weeks now. I used a neighbors and fell in love with this blade sharpening tool. I've owned some of the other elect sharpeners that were just junk and made so cheaply they would work for a short while and fall apart or just not hold up to sharpening the array of blades I need to sharpen.
I have a multitude of knives and outdoor wood utility tools. Each are made of a slightly different material ranging from very high quality Stainless Steel and Carbon Steel to cheep and I do mean cheep material. It's important to note my better quality material blades sharpen with little effort. I've even started using this for my high quality wood shaping chisels and it works awesome.
Like I said, I found most of my better knives sharpen with about the same angle and speeds. I usually use the variable speed trigger, which is very controllable, and start with 3 strokes at high speed on each side starting on the right side of the tool. Once I have the blade where I can hone it razor sharp I slow the belt down to almost a crawl. Now I draw the blade through at varying speeds to control the material. Going side to side one stroke at a time until there are no burs left. My blade is ready for the leather now and they hold an edge for a long, long time.
I haven't been able to get that razor edge on my cheep, cheep blades but once I achieve the blade angle I just use a stone to get that drag feel. I have to point out that not all materials are conducive to the razor edge we all strive for. This, i believe explains some of the NEGATIVE feed back from people giving this a negative rating.
I HIGHLY recommend this WORKS SHARP to anyone that wants a quality electric knife and blade sharpening tool.
This helped make a dreaded task more than enjoyable for me now. What used to take hours and hours is now accomplished in short order and I enjoy the quality edge it helps me put on my blades. I hope this clears up some confusion
To go from a flat grind edge to a convex edge for the first time on any blade will remove more metal than you might want. BUT and it's a big but, once you do it's much faster to sharpen that blade with this machine. If you use stones in the field to keep it sharp, "over time" your flattening the convex part of that edge, changing the convex shaped angle back to a flat shaped angle. Now it will take a lot of stone use "not to sharpen it" but to change that convex back to flat. Once that happens, when you go back to this belt style machine, you'll have to take off a good amount of metal to get that convex shaped angle again. Even though the katana sword is sharpened on a stone, the makers put a convex edge on by rolling the sword. This is because that edge is stronger. I gave 4 instead of 5 because I believe they should explain in more detail what's actually taking place with the flexible belt system compared to any hard surface system. This is a good system if you truly know what's going on between these two different systems. I would recommend this to a friend but I'd explain everything and let him decide once he has all this information. Armed with the complete info about these two different systems of sharpening, this is a good sharpening machine. But without that info you can grind off a lot of your blade metal switching back and forth between these two systems.
My Wife bought for me for birthday. She's smart, I first sharpened all her kitchen knives. There is a learning curve and like the directions say, don't use your best knife first. Having been a meat cutter for 16 years and working with a wet stone, I know a sharp knife, and this thing put a great edge on all my Wife's knives, fast. The key is don't over do it, like (apparently) that one star fella did.
- Waste of money
- Nearly ruined my favorite blade
- Might be OK for your lawn mower blade
The angle it tries to put on your blade is all wrong for any kind of meat cutting. It rounds off any angle you had to start with and removes way too much metal from your blade.
What a great find. It sharpens like a dream, and to think I have spent all these years working with stones. Love it and this is the best price around, I paid $10.00 more ... two words .. Buy It!!
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