Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener
- By John Fenna
- 3 Comments
- Last updated: 16/12/2016
To all of those of you who, like me, have spent decades and lots of cash learning how to sharpen a bladed tool to achieve a consistently accurate, shaving sharp finish – my commiserations!
But now I have at last found a tool that will, with only minutes of practice, allow even the newest of blade-sharpening trainees and beginners achieve good, clean, accurate cutting edges on an almost endless list of blade types – kitchen knives, field knives, serrated blades, axes, bill hooks, pocket knives, lawnmower blades etc, all to shaving sharp… and in minutes!
The Worksharp Knife and Tool Sharpener is a hand-held, 3 pulley grinder designed to allow “home honers” get perfectly ground blades with minimum effort – and it works.
Guide to Sharpening Included
Simply following the exhaustively detailed users guide and instructional DVD and you can set up the knife and tool sharpener and take a badly “dinged” and massively blunt blade to shaving sharp in minutes using the 3 grades of abrasive belt and the appropriate guide for 40% (kitchen knife), 50% (outdoor knife), 65% (scissors), flat (serrated knife) or in the “grinder” position for larger tools requiring a less precise angle of sharpening.
There are 3 grades of belt provided, P80 green – very coarse for major ding repairs, P220 red – medium for general sharpening, and 6000 purple – fine for honing knives.
You simply fit the appropriate belt and guide, pass the blade through the guide for the allotted number of times and work your way through to finish with the honing belt for great results.
The belts last longer than you may imagine, the knives come out shaving sharp and even novices achieve great results.
The belts remove quite a lot of metal at each pass and you may want to perform fewer passes than recommended in the user guide, and care is needed when coming to the tip of the blades to avoid rounding of the point (but this is easily learned), so as long as you are happy with the edge angles achieved using the guides and a convex edge profile, you may never need a another home sharpening system.
I am truly surprised by how simple and effective the Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener is to use, and the great results you can get in a very short time. The Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener comes complete with sharpening belts and all you need to sharpen almost every bladed tool you own It costs around £105.00 with packs of replacement belts at around £12. For more information contact Casstrom Ltd on tel. 01628 330330 www.casstrom.co.uk