The fastest way that works for me sharpening (now I am 53 & have been sharpening since my first knife @ 7 ys old, so i have plenty of experience on all kinds of sharpeners) is this: First, i use this (with a Diablo belt from HD ) http://www.harborfreight.com/power-...-x-36-inch-belt-6-inch-disc-sander-97181.html ...to get the angle i want. Then, i use this (with a Diablo belt from HD) http://www.harborfreight.com/1-in-x-30-in-Belt-Sander-60543.html ... to get a convex edge & the burr. Then I give it 1 swipe on each side with this: http://www.dexterrussellcutlery.com/dexter-traditional-1-2-x-14-butcher-steel-07291-1227-14/ ...to get rid of the burr. If you end up going this route, catch them on super sale like I did & use a 20% off coupon as well. I got 1 for $39 & the other for $49. Butchers steel was around $32. It is by far the fastest way to get your results. Just make sure you do not use good knives for practice. Get some cheap ones @ cheapmart & practice away. Usually takes me less than 60 seconds per knife, to get it to shave hair. Hope this helps.