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    I have had the Work Sharp Ken Onion version knife sharpener for about 5 months & really have loved the thing. Today I got the "Blade grinder" attachment in the mail & at first was having second thoughts. Took about an hour to get the feel for it & now I wouldn't do without it. It comes with a 12,000 grit honing belt & just for grins & giggles I took a old dull Koken straight blade & first went on the 4,000 grit blade twice on both sides & then the 12,000 6 times on both sides. I put one layer of electrical tape on the spine & all I have to say is WOW!! Forty strokes on my Koken horse hide strop & I haven't got a sharper blade! Best hundred bucks I ever spent! Does a great job on knives also! Get one today!

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    I have one too. It does a great job on chisels and plane blades. I wouldn't use it on my straights. I can see stuff going sideways really fast. Not to mention that I actually like honing my razors by hand. YMMV as they say.
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    I have a WorkSharp that doesn't work worth a hoot for pocket knives (maybe I just don't know the lick it's done with) BUT it's just fine for the kitchen knives of friends and relatives who don't have good kitchen knives. Also works well on axes, hatchets, scissors and lawn mower blades.

    I use a Lansky on my pocket knives.

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    I use a Lansky or Smith's set-up on my custom knives that I make. Leaves a nice and even bevel & leaves them pretty sharp too. I still hone my custom kitchen knives by hand though. Straights, they always get the waterstones. I wouldn't even consider a power tool on a quality blade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    I have one too. It does a great job on chisels and plane blades. I wouldn't use it on my straights. I can see stuff going sideways really fast. Not to mention that I actually like honing my razors by hand. YMMV as they say.
    i love to hone my razor by hand, but i search littel bit about it, i thought maybe its good for sanding scales, because i do snadpaper scales by hand and its not easy, dose anybody have some experience about that or some who has it, can tell me if i can use it to shape scales, because i will buy it from website and i think it will be difficult to return it if its not good to sandpaper scales with. . PLEASE
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    I think for it to be really good at shaping scales you would have to be able to get some fairly coarse grit belts for it. Personally I like to do my rough shaping on a small belt sander held in my vice. I might be a bit haywire at times but it is quite effective. I have a vacuum attachment so it makes it a little more friendly that way. Whatever machine you use for sanding a vacuum makes all the difference when it comes to smells and dust.
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    I just got the Ken Onion sharpener today. I can't say that I'm disappointed. I sharpened almost all of my knives in no time. Considering the distance I have to go to have them professionally sharpened, this is a great alternative.

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    All I can say is I use my KenOnion with the blade grinder attachment on all my sharp things from razors to lawn mower blades & it has done a great job on everything so far. If you go to the Work Sharp web site they have a large variety of belts. I need to pick up some more 4X & 12,000 grit belts & also a leather strop belt. The blade grinder attachment is a strictly free hand grinder & with a little practiceYou can sharpen a razor or pocket knife in no time. Also the blade grinder has adjustable wheels so you can get a convex or flat grind. At right around $100.00 bucks the Blade Grinder attachment really makes the Ken Onion belt sharpener a VERY useful sharpening & grinding tool. Hey I don't work for them I just love this product.Dave "Slawman" Huffman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slawman View Post
    All I can say is I use my KenOnion with the blade grinder attachment on all my sharp things from razors to lawn mower blades & it has done a great job on everything so far. If you go to the Work Sharp web site they have a large variety of belts. I need to pick up some more 4X & 12,000 grit belts & also a leather strop belt. The blade grinder attachment is a strictly free hand grinder & with a little practiceYou can sharpen a razor or pocket knife in no time. Also the blade grinder has adjustable wheels so you can get a convex or flat grind. At right around $100.00 bucks the Blade Grinder attachment really makes the Ken Onion belt sharpener a VERY useful sharpening & grinding tool. Hey I don't work for them I just love this product.Dave "Slawman" Huffman

    I won't be using it for razors but its made knife sharpening a snap. When I take my knives in to be professionally sharpened, they are just using a much larger version of the same thing. Because its a miniature version is the reason why I gave it a try. That and the fact that the shop I usually take them to recently hired a group of younger women to do some of the sharpening and they are simply not doing a good job.

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