Looking for advice on a good electric sharpener

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  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    What do you guys use for knife sharpening?

    Whenever I am at Cabela's or other outdoor stores I browse the choices but just haven't been confident I know which one to get.

    I've had several manual sharpeners for years but want to move on to a very high quality electric for my hunting knives and my wife's kitchen knives.
     
  2. digger11

    digger11 Well-Known Member

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    Just buy the Work Sharp and never look back. I am like you and tried them all,,,Work Sharp rocks. imho!
     

  3. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    I have, use, and really like the WORK SHARP. very short learning curve, excellent results and FAST !
     
  4. wyowinchester

    wyowinchester Well-Known Member

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    Work Sharp, 'Ken Onion' edition.
     
  5. shimoda

    shimoda Well-Known Member

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    I have a Work Sharp also. Love it.
     
  6. shimoda

    shimoda Well-Known Member

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    I have a Work Sharp also. Love it.
     
  7. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    Work sharp......period. It's the best sharpener I have used in all my years. You will not be disappointed.
     
  8. 406precision

    406precision Well-Known Member

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    Amen brothers of the blade work sharp rocks
     
  9. Varmint Shooter

    Varmint Shooter Active Member

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    Work Sharp. Very happy with I's performance.
     
  10. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Fine at the table, not so good in the woods or in a tent.....

    I'll go against the grain and keep my diamond hone and a leather strop.

    But then, my Havalon does 95%, my game shears 4% and the 1% is my 30 year old Buck.

    I use a Chef's Choice on the kitchen stuff.

    I like gimmicks as much as the next person... Work Sharp... but nothing beats skill and patience, probably why I hand file my chainsaw loops too.

    Just my opinion. Keep in mind, I'm 'old school'.
     
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    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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  12. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    You are very right Sidecar. I've counteracted that problem with the installation of a power inverter in my truck. Get back to camp, plug it in, two swipes here, two swipes there and walla!! Super sharp knife ready to go for the next kill. The work shop has a cigarette light adapter too. I love that thing! Now if your away from the truck, carry more knives.... :D
     
  13. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks for your input, guys!

    That Work Shop unit looks impressive. I may try that sometime.

    But meanwhile I bought a Smith's Adjustable Edge Pro.

    After thinking it over, I realized my interests were somewhat different than that of some in this thread. I want REALLY SIMPLE operation. I watched youtube video's of some others and just felt this one does REALLY SIMPLE very well for my degree of need for a sharp blade.

    Your mileage may vary.

    It came yesterday and I have sharpened about 6 knives so far. Again, it does just what I need about as simply as you can imagine.
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    Introducing Smith’s newest electric knife sharpener, the Adjustable Edge Pro. This new sharpener features Smith’s interlocking wheel technology in both DIAMOND and CERAMIC abrasive materials, and an angle adjust dial that enables you to sharpen everything from thin kitchen knives to thicker hunting knives at the same angle as the original factory edge. Just set the angle, then pull your blade through the slots. It’s that easy!

    Interlocking sharpening wheels deliver fast and precise sharpening of both sides of the knife blade EQUALLY at the same time. They eliminate the possibility of marring or damage to your blade, reduce the amount of time needed to sharpen your knife, and leave no burr on the cutting edge. The sharpness and quality of the cutting edge produced by these sharpening wheels are equal to, or in some cases, better than the blade’s factory edge.

    The diamond and ceramic interlocking wheels used in the Adjustable Edge Pro were designed to sharpen at multiple angles and to provide a Precision Machined Edge configuration. A Precision Machined Edge configuration offers the perfect combination of edge retention, performance, and sharpness. Other edge configurations are generally strong in just one of these characteristics.

    The interlocking wheels on the Adjustable Edge Pro will sharpen knives made of alloy, carbon, or stainless steel with a bevel on both sides of the blade. This includes outdoors sport knives (i.e. hunting/fishing/camping), kitchen knives, tactical knives, custom knives, or everyday pocket knives. The interlocking wheels are not designed to sharpen knives with a bevel on just one side of the blade, serrated blades, or blades made of ceramic material. Serrated blades must be sharpened using the manual sharpening slot on the side of the unit. This slot features specially-shaped, crossed ceramic stones that are designed to follow the contour of large or small serrations. The serrated blade sharpener folds into the housing of the unit when not in use.

    To ensure secure and stable sharpening on all flat surfaces, the Adjustable Edge Pro comes with non-slip rubber feet. It also has soft grip on the top of the unit for comfort while holding the unit in place. The easy to turn "angle adjust" dial on the top of the unit is oversized for ease of use and has clearly numbered angles printed on the surface of the dial. It also recommends the most common angle to use for Kitchen knives and Sport knives.
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  14. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to reinvent the wheel...lol

    There are many on the market that are similar, Chef's Choice is one.

    I prefer something that takes skill like a chainsaw file or a diamond whetstone but thats me.