Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener

Gear Review: Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener Gets After It

The Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener will sharpen bladed knives and common tools. 

The Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener is the only thing I'll use to sharpen any blade there is for common tools, indoor cutlery, and outdoor knives from now on.

I've tested it on Buck knives, filet knives, pocket knives, garden shears, an axe, and a couple machetes. All of the blades turned out sharp, efficient, and clean.

The sharpener also finishes kitchen knives and mower blades. It's an invaluable tool.

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The Knife & Tool Sharpener is equipped with 20-degree precision sharpening guide angles to give everything a consistent, proper angle. The sharpener is fully equipped with smooth and flexible abrasive belts.

The belts provide coarse or smooth options, allowing you to choose depending on the tool or knife you're sharpening.

The sharpener comes equipped with a belt technology that makes changing the grit belts in and out very easy. The flexible belts allow you to sharpen axes, mower blades, gut hooks, and even serrated knives. It's also got a dynamic use design; the sharpener rotates if you want to sharpen a tool freehand.

I realized that the belts tended to wear down after sharpening five or six knives and tools. The company sells replacement belts separately, which is the best way to stay sharp, but could be viewed as a drawback for some.

When first testing the sharpener, I want to stress that you should read the user's guide thoroughly. This will explain how to remove the belts as well as the how to maneuver the belts from the upright position to the freehand position.

Here's a quick video demonstration, in which I wanted to show this thing's versatility.

Even though I felt like I put it through the wringer, the Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener is tested by professional knife makers before it makes it to the shelves, so you're getting guaranteed sharp results. Previously, we reviewed the Guided Field Sharpener by Work Sharp, which you can view here.

Though I loved the Work Sharp Original Knife & Tool Sharpener, there is a Ken Onion Edition of the same sharpener that's also available. They represent a complete sharpening system for a broad range of knives and tools, and you couldn't go wrong with either.

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