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Work-Sharp WSKTS Knife Sharpener.

Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:52 am

Since I'm a "Noobie" and I'm assuming you guys are the state of the art "Knifers" I have a question? Have any of you "Knifers" ever try/used the Work Sharp WSKTS sharpener? If not, why not, if yes I would appreciate your honest opinion/review. :?:


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Re: Work-Sharp WSKTS Knife Sharpener.

Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:43 am

It's a fairly limited piece of equipment. The angle is set at 25° I believe and imo way too steep for Japanese knives (fine for Henckels for instance). I can't help but look at it with great doubt. It doesn't offer a lot and the price is pretty steep.

I much prefer a belt sander or an edge pro, or free hand.

Re: Work-Sharp WSKTS Knife Sharpener.

Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:52 am

It's a pos that will ruin knives. I would give mine away to my worst enemy but I might feel bad.

Re: Work-Sharp WSKTS Knife Sharpener.

Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:07 pm

Tried one at the blade show. Didn't like it. A setup to burn a blade. IMO

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Re: Work-Sharp WSKTS Knife Sharpener.

Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:50 pm

I think it's a strange solution. Not cheap either, you can get a Harbor Freight 1x30 and tweak it a little and it does fine for sharpening. Again, you gotta be careful with those little sanders, they are fast belts and will overheat an edge. what are you going to do when they stop making those hilarious little belts? Plus you have no choice of belts.

If you learn to sharpen on a stone, you'll have a transferable skill for life, and the stone will not wear out in your lifetime.

Re: Work-Sharp WSKTS Knife Sharpener.

Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:00 am

burkecutlery wrote:I think it's a strange solution. Not cheap either, you can get a Harbor Freight 1x30 and tweak it a little and it does fine for sharpening. Again, you gotta be careful with those little sanders, they are fast belts and will overheat an edge. what are you going to do when they stop making those hilarious little belts? Plus you have no choice of belts.

If you learn to sharpen on a stone, you'll have a transferable skill for life, and the stone will not wear out in your lifetime.


The 12x0.5in belts are actually very common and widely used with a selection of about every grit size you can imagine. The issue is not the heat build-up but the contact area and its size. Being only 1/2in wide and moving at a high speed it tends to scallop the edge and remove excessive amounts of metal. Burning a edge is actually much easier on a 1x30.

Some stones do wear out, I've personally worn out a few ;)

Re: Work-Sharp WSKTS Knife Sharpener.

Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:30 pm

lol I did mean HIS lifetime.
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