Work Sharp Knife Sharpener

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How are you defining 'quickly?' Why is there a need for speed?

I remember the first time I tried using one of the electric 'Chef's Choice' diamond sharpeners. I had trouble getting the blade to ling up properly, but it still only took about 2-3 seconds to get it right. Of course, I really didn't care for the results of that device and we don't see too many of them around any more. I'm really hoping this 'Work Sharp' will be better. There is a niche for a small portable electric sharpener that can perform properly.


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ill try it again.

maybe it was just in my head.
 
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I would put the blade in the angle guide and when you are sure it is 100%, then push the switch while at the same time pulling the knife back.
 
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I would put the blade in the angle guide and when you are sure it is 100%, then push the switch while at the same time pulling the knife back.

That's what it looked like to me in the video. I'm looking forward to trying it out myself. But so far, I haven't had any response from the website e-mail I sent... That was a couple of days ago. THAT makes me a bit worried.

HEY MR.WORK SHARP!!!!!! Pick up yer phone!


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I wasn't really planning on using the guide myself, a benefit of convexing is that you don't really need it.
 
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Sorry guys, we are building a new website and experiencing some cross over challenges.
Thanks for your patience...

Place the blade in the guide - then power up the tool and pull the blade at the same time.
When you leave the tool running and attempt to place the blade in the guide, you will indeed remove steel while getting the blade positioned.

Place the blade - power & pull.
 
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I've never seen an inexpenive powered sharpener do anything but bugger up the blade on a knife. Maybe this is the next best improvement since Huggies but I rather doubt it. I'll stick to my DMT stones. :)
 
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I've never seen an inexpenive powered sharpener do anything but bugger up the blade on a knife. Maybe this is the next best improvement since Huggies but I rather doubt it. I'll stick to my DMT stones. :)

Don't give up on innovation.

Trust... but verify. :D



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It's a interesting concept,but i tend to agree with cziv.You can get a quality 1x30 grinder for not much more and a lot less at pawn shops and garage sales.With that,your possibilities are unlimited.
 
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It's a interesting concept,but i tend to agree with cziv.You can get a quality 1x30 grinder for not much more and a lot less at pawn shops and garage sales.With that,your possibilities are unlimited.

Would you give your wife a grinder and your Sebenza and say 'Honey, please sharpen this?' :cool:

I don't think this tool is meant to replace grinders. Nor is it made for heavy duty 8-hour a day use. It seems to be for the home user who has a couple of knives to sharpen every once in a while. I doubt it will replace my EdgePro, but it 'may' easily augment it.


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This device looks kind of crazy. I have used all kinds of sharpening systems and items including stones,
the Sharpmaker, Charlie's wheels (I prefer this method) but not anything that remotely looks like this thing.

I am not certain that I am reading this correctly. The base model #2000 is $129.95 and the knife sharpening accessory is an additional $42.95?
I do not think I have spent that much on everything combined.
 
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I am not certain that I am reading this correctly.

You aren't. :p

The base model #2000 is $129.95 and the knife sharpening accessory is an additional $42.95?
I do not think I have spent that much on everything combined.

Work Sharp sells several different machines. The one we're discussing here cost under $70 complete.


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Then the question beomes "honey will you sharpen the Sebenza on the Work Sharp please"? :)

If the angles match up, why not? She won't do the sort of damage a grinder would create. At worst, she'd dull the blade. With a grinder she could turn it into a kris... :eek:


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Are you getting one stitchawl? Let us know if you think it's a cool product - just interested. ;)
 
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Are you getting one stitchawl? Let us know if you think it's a cool product - just interested. ;)

If the company ever answers my e-mail, I will most definately buy one. I think there is a place for it in my sharpening solution. It won't 'replace' any of my other tools, but if it works the way they say it does, it will be a very handy device for harder steels.

I'm more than willing to spend the bucks to find out for myself. What the heck? I've already bought just about every other sharpening system out there already. (That's the advantage of being old... I've had time to play with everything on the market! ;) )

However, it the company does NOT answer my e-mail, I won't deal with them. I'm a very big believer in Customer Service. If a company can't give me that, I don't care how good their product is. I've already sent two inquiries to the main office. To date, I've heard nothing in return. That does not bode well in my book... :cool:


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I hear you! You've been waiting on that email or return call for days now. :grumpy:
 
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I hear you! You've been waiting on that email or return call for days now. :grumpy:


I stopped dealing with HandAmerican for just that very reason, and I always considered the HA products to be the best available. I think customer service is the single most important factor in running a good business, especially in this day and age of instant communication.

Back when I was doing my grad school work in business I was taught 'answer the telephone before it has a chance to ring the third time, and NEVER put anyone on hold." I just canceled an account with an anti-virus company that used (or tried to use ;) ) one of those automated series of menus when I called with a viral issue. After 12 minutes of navigating through 5 different menus, then being put on hold for 7 minutes, the only thing I told the rep who finally picked up the call was 'cancel my account.' I then established another account with a company that gave me a direct line to a human... If a company is growing so big that it can't answer a phone or reply to an e-mail, it needs to hire another employee. :grumpy:


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