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Ok with spending $100-200 for a sharpener. I understand skilled, patient individual can do better with a stone but I don't have the time, looking for a machine.


Anyone currently using one of these care to comment or have recommendations for another unit??

Thanks in advance.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EJ9CQKA...n_xx_P3113_200



https://www.amazon.com/Chefs-Choice-...harpener&psc=1
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I use the Work Sharp it gets the knives very sharp. Not as sharp as if you'd spend hours on a wet stone but in reality who needs a razor sharp knife. Not me.

The bands wear out quicker than I would like, probably because they are so thin. I would buy the work sharp again.
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If I had your money, I'd have one of those Ken Onion jobbies. Instead , I just make do with a cheap 1" x 30" belt sander from Harbor Freight with assorted grits and a leather belt to finish up with.
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the Ken Onion is nice, but it can do more damage than good in the hands of someone who hasn't a clue.

something like the Lansky system, or Edge Pro, or Wicked Edge can produce insane results.

Personally, I have the Spyderco Sharpmaker. It can make stuff shaving sharp, but it takes time. I've been considering an upgrade.
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I use a hand held device - Accu Sharp is the name for my two kitchen knives.

25 or so strokes on the blades every week or three has kept them razor sharp for a few years now.

Maybe it won't work in a commercial setting, but you can't beat these devices which cost under $15 for light kitchen applications.
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Originally Posted by SeaJay View Post
I use a hand held device - Accu Sharp is the name for my two kitchen knives.

25 or so strokes on the blades every week or three has kept them razor sharp for a few years now.

Maybe it won't work in a commercial setting, but you can't beat these devices which cost under $15 for light kitchen applications.
I carry one of these in my fillet knife kit. Nearly foolproof and will keep your knives more than sharp enough for most of our NE species. I also carry one of the Dexter-Russell ones (see link). This does the best job for the price IMO.

https://www.centralrestaurant.com/Di...CABEgIfYvD_BwE
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Originally Posted by Mpellet View Post
Ok with spending $100-200 for a sharpener. I understand skilled, patient individual can do better with a stone but I don't have the time, looking for a machine.


Anyone currently using one of these care to comment or have recommendations for another unit??

Thanks in advance.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EJ9CQKA...n_xx_P3113_200



https://www.amazon.com/Chefs-Choice-...harpener&psc=1
So this depends on how much you like your knives, what type they are, and how sharp you want them.

Without going into an agonizing amount of detail, the units you posted can be great or really, really bad depending on the edge angle of your knife, how often you use the sharpeners, and how aggressive you are. Things can go wrong fast with Ken Onion option.

The wicked edge system will give you a better sharpen on a wider variety of knives without much more time.

If you have normal knives and aren't super attached to them, go with that Chef's Choice option. It will get your knives sharp quickly and won't destroy them.

Also get a good honing steel and always try it first when you think you need to sharpen.
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I have used the Chefs Choice and it does a decent job. When I get a sharpener that's probably what I'll go for.
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get a $30 HF 1" belt sander
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Look up warthog sharpeners. I have one and also have a ken onion. I hardly ever use the onion. I like the warthog much better.
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The problem with sharpening blades is keeping them at a consistent angle. The Ken Onion does a good job of that.
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+1 on the work sharp. It's the easiest way to get a razor edge with minimal practice.
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I posed the question here a long time ago and I was steered to stones and I have to say I love using them now. I bought myself a sushi stone (#1000/#6000 grit) . Once in a while on a rainy afternoon I put edges on all my knives , it's fun.
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Originally Posted by 805gregg View Post
get a $30 HF 1" belt sander
I am in the process of putting one of these together today in fact... Picking up the sander, already have the belts in one each of P180, P220, P320, P400, P600 and P800.

BTW, the belts cost $22.00 on eBay, the HF sander is $55.00 not $30. I am going to try it without buying a guide, or I may make one... A friend has this set up and he has made his knives incredibly sharp easily....
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Originally Posted by Eastport205 View Post
I posed the question here a long time ago and I was steered to stones and I have to say I love using them now. I bought myself a sushi stone (#1000/#6000 grit) . Once in a while on a rainy afternoon I put edges on all my knives , it's fun.
Agreed. The key is to not let them get too dull. I do my fillet knife, pocket knife and a couple of kitchen knives as needed. Takes about 10 minutes per knife. I have three levels of diamond stones and never use the coarsest.
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Originally Posted by Afishinado View Post
I am in the process of putting one of these together today in fact... Picking up the sander, already have the belts in one each of P180, P220, P320, P400, P600 and P800.

BTW, the belts cost $22.00 on eBay, the HF sander is $55.00 not $30. I am going to try it without buying a guide, or I may make one... A friend has this set up and he has made his knives incredibly sharp easily....
buy a leather stropping belt and some rouge. you won't regret it. Here's one on amazon that includes buffing compound. You can probably find it cheaper though.

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...l_2actbrb0xg_b
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If you just want your knives sharp and are not looking for another hobby .....this will make your blades crazy sharp.


http://www.knifecountryusa.com/store...EaAt8IEALw_wcB
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Norton Oil Stone
30 years with one and you can shave with them when you are done.
Does take a little time though
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I have a chefs choice. Works well and puts on a good utility edge for fish cleaning and household knives. Takes maybe a minute to sharpen something. Maybe two of its really dull.

I also use a fine diamond steel that Sharpens my half decent henkles if I'm in a rush.

if I spend 3 minutes I can shave my arm hair with the chefs choice. I'm not using samarai swords so it works for me.
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Originally Posted by Eastport205 View Post
I posed the question here a long time ago and I was steered to stones and I have to say I love using them now. I bought myself a sushi stone (#1000/#6000 grit) . Once in a while on a rainy afternoon I put edges on all my knives , it's fun.
Amen.

Time spent learning how to use a stone is well worth it. 1000/6000 from Amazon are like $50-60. Best way to go.

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