The folks at Work Sharp have announced their newest sharpening system – The Precision Adjust Knife Sharpener.
They sent us one to play around before they announced it, and I teased it last week in my Weekend Open Thread.
I found the system easier to set up than a KME or Wicked Edge, and the results are every bit as good. The angle adjustment is intuitive and replicateable. I really like the rotating Tri-Brasive rod. More convenient than needing to swap out individual grits. And it comes with a very attractive retail price of just $59.95.
My Kim Breed Model 15 is a really difficult knife to sharpen, and it put a near-mirror edge on it.
Here is what I wrote about it in our upcoming November 2020 issue of KNIFE Magazine.
Work Sharp Sharpeners is a part of the larger Darex family of brands, which has been making tools for industrial sharpening applications since 1973. Founded in Illinois, they made their way to Ashland, Oregon in 1978, where they continue to design and assemble a wide range of products under the Darex, Drill Doctor, and Work Sharp labels.
Some of their products are truly unique ways of approaching the task of sharpening, such as their trigger-actuated powered Knife and Tool Sharpener. In other cases, they take an existing style of sharpener, such as their Whetstone Knife Sharpener, and add features such as angle guides to help less experienced users achieve superior results.
They are not the first company to come out with a sliding rod and clamp style of sharpener, but with their new Precision Adjust Sharpener, they have improved upon existing examples. And they have done this while bringing the price down to $59.95 MSRP – less than half that of their common competitors.
The new Work Sharp Precision Adjust Sharpener is a single pivot design, with a horizontal clamping collet for the blade. The bar is adjustable from 15 to 30 degrees, in one degree increments. The sliding ”Tri-Brasive” carriage, which glides along this rod, features three separate surfaces – coarse diamond, fine diamond, and ceramic. Simply chose your desired grit, clamp your knife and select your angle, then slide the carriage up and down the rod while sweeping it along the surface of the blade. Rotate to a finer surface and repeat until your knife reaches hair-shaving sharpness.
For more information about the Precision Adjust Sharpener or other Work Sharp Products visit www.worksharptools.com
The Work Sharp Precision Adjust Knife Sharpener will be available November 1st.