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Work sharp Knife sharpener

Discussion in 'Knives' started by okierider, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. O4L

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    I have the electric model and use it a lot on kitchen knives. As for material removal, you have different grit options for the belts and can remove as much or as little material is needed to either profile, sharpen or hone the edge.

    I do not use it on my carry knives due to the fact it creates a convex edge. My thought process is that should I need to "sharpen" in the field on a stone, I'd have to re-profile the edge because I can't get a convex edge with a hard stone thus limiting me to a strop and with an EDC blade, that sometimes just isn't enough.
     
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    That's what I've been hearing too, so I'm not gonna put my Benchmades or Spydercos on there and shorten their life span.
     
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    I've had it in my wish list on amazon for near 2 years now, I did have a abrasive belt site bookmarked too but it got deleted on the last bookmark clean up, maybe 1 day..
     
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    I have had one for about 4 years and love it.
    It really make sharpening so easy.


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    Here's a vid with hot girl Hayley explaining their products.

     
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    I did not spend the extra bucks for the Ken Onion edition; I got the standard electric Work Sharp. I love it. It's about all I use any more. I commonly sharpen with the finest grit belt (on an established edge), then follow it up on a leather strop. I tried doing the Work Sharp, then a hard Arkansas stone, then the leather strop; but I couldn't tell that the stone added anything. So, now, it's from the Work Sharp to the leather strop, and done!


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    I’ve kicked around buying one. I’d probably go with the Ken onion edition. Glad to see so many of y’all reporting you like it.
     
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    I have the basic electric one and have had it probably 5 years. For guys that either can't use an Arkansas stone worth a crap or don't want to spend an afternoon sharpening knifes. This dude gets it done good enough and quick like. Heck I have reshaped knifes with mine, repaired broken tips. If you have coarse enough belt you can do a lot. They do have a weakness in the cassette and mine busted earlier this year. The part is $15 and was $20 with shipping. They use a goofy plastic housing on the bearing that blows up after time as best I recall. I tinkered with it but just ended buying the replacement part https://www.worksharptools.com/product/replacement-sharpening-cassette-module/

    Either way I paid the $20 and was back up within a week or so. If mine died outright tomorrow I would buy another.
     
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