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Old 03-17-2017, 06:52 PM   #1
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Just looking for some feedback.I see that there are several worksharp models to choose from. Basically my sharpening needs are for filet knives kitchen knives and a few small tools. Which to buy and where.? Thanks Bob

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Old 03-17-2017, 06:57 PM   #2
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I use the older model from 3-4 years ago. Works great and you can find them for $69 in some locations. Just use as directed as to not remove significant steel from your blades. Trust me, it can happen.
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:58 PM   #3
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The basic model is all you need- works fantastic on knives, tools, scissors............
Bi Mart has them on sale quite often.
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Old 03-17-2017, 07:44 PM   #4
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The basic model works very good. Some times wish I had bought the battery operated one for out on the boat or in camp but just sharpen em before you go
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:04 AM   #5
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I use the old model too, but I invested in a leather strope board to finish the edge. Takes the finished edge to a whole different level.
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Old 03-18-2017, 04:44 AM   #6
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I too use the old model and have had no problems. Amazon has them for $70
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:31 AM   #7
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I got the Ken Onion model. It uses wider belts and had some slick features. I'd get that one for the little bit extra money.
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:36 AM   #8
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Ken Onion model for me...........
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:06 AM   #9
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BiMart in Scappoose has them on sale for 70$ I believe. Almost bought it yesterday but wanted to hear more about them. Great timing for the thread
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:07 AM   #10
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I have both and both work well. The Ken Onion version does a slightly faster job on blades that are in poor shape. The draw back to the KO version is belts cost more, but they may last longer, I'm still on the original set.

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Old 03-18-2017, 07:11 AM   #11
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I bought mine specifically for my fillet knives. It makes them insanely sharp and it's easy to maintain them at that level rather than tolerating a dulling blade longer than I should.
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:14 AM   #12
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I think the roller blade guides and dial-a-angle feature of the Ken onion are worth the cost. I've owned the original since it first came out. It works great. You'll be happy either way.
You can get a pile of knives shaving sharp in 20 minutes.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:40 AM   #13
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I like my old style but would buy Ken onion next time. They work great.
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:01 AM   #14
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I love mine! $70 Amazon


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Old 03-18-2017, 10:47 AM   #15
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Looks like I'll be buying one. Definitely have a bunch of knives to sharpen
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:57 AM   #16
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I have the old model got it at BiMart for 70 bucks. When I first used it I didn't think the knives were all that sharp, but when I started filleting I realized just how sharp they were. Another thing the edge seems to stay sharp longer. I would recommend it if you use knives much at all.
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:32 PM   #17
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Old 03-19-2017, 02:31 PM   #18
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:40 AM   #19
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Recently got the standard version & have been impressed with the speed of sharpening. It gets to where just a few strokes on the old super hard stone finishes a blade to the point that the wife is constantly wearing bandages daily.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:41 PM   #20
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Thanks for starting this thread Pelagic Captain! I have been looking at those for years at Bi-Mart but have been hesitating. Will be picking one up next time they go on sale. They usually go on sale a few times a year.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:34 PM   #21
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Ken Onion model for me...........
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:24 PM   #22
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Just bought one on Saturday and got 3 of my dull knives shaving hair in 5 minutes. Definitely a good investment
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:43 PM   #23
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Ken Onion if you will mainly sharpen knives. Original is better on other tools, but Onion is better on knives.

Belts are also better. Motor is stronger.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:00 PM   #24
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I like mine as well, although I wouldn't use the work sharp on any really good knife till you're comfortable with it.
It will knock the tip off any knife with a needle point if not used correctly .
Also any small pocket knife, on mine I wish I could get it closer to the base
No harm done here , just my beater pocket knife and a old filet knife, good product, just beware.

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Old 03-20-2017, 08:14 PM   #25
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What kind of knife is that?
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:31 AM   #26
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Just remind all of your house guests how sharp your knives are. Don't want senseless ER visits during the holidays.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:56 PM   #27
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You guys are making me want one now.
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:31 PM   #28
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One of the better purchases I've made in the last 5 years. Always warn guest about my knives before they use them. Now they bring over their knives for me to sharpen...

I have a permanent patch of hair missing from my left arm....that's were I test the sharpness.
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:34 PM   #29
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Me as well.............
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:47 PM   #30
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You really can't go wrong. I use mine from small little pen knives, scissors and my garden tools and lawn mower blades. My bench grinder has gotten real lonely over the years. Plan to move up to the Ken Onion model this year.

Ever demo I've done for friends has made a believer out of them.

If anyone is in the Molalla area and wants to try one out, hit me up.
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:20 PM   #31
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Who's Ken Onion ?

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Old 03-21-2017, 04:50 PM   #34
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Classic Japanese chopper.... nakiri

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Aren't those usually sharpened with different angles on the two sides of the blade? Do you do that well on the worksharp?
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:47 AM   #36
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You really can't go wrong. I use mine from small little pen knives, scissors and my garden tools and lawn mower blades.
Something I didn't think of when I bought mine. Just yesterday I sharpened pruners, shovels, axe, hoes, hedge trimmers and lawn mowers blades. Oh and I hit the tool box too, chisels and various scrapers.
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I knew this forum would eventually cost me money. lol

After reading this thread, and seeing today's Bi-Mart ad for $20 off the K.O., I picked one up. Eager to get my drawer full of knives fixed up this weekend!

I'm curious to know more about sharpening ceramic with the diamond belt before giving that a try, however.
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:02 PM   #38
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Used mine tonight. Boat fillet knife got a touch up before preparing some bate for the weekend. Touched it back up and stuck it back in the boat ready to go. I also keep a ceramic rod to align the edges on the boat. Makes them last longer between sharpenings.
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