Pros: Durability, Ease of Use, Effectiveness, Overall Quality
Knife Sharpening for Dummies!
Simple, quick and with great results! The Work Sharp system got my used kitchen knife set (21pc.-20 deg.) and various "well used" pocket and hunting knives (14 total-25deg.) all easily cutting newspaper in about 2 hours. Now to me, they are not razor sharp (able to safely cut facial hair), but plenty sharp enough to shave arm hair! I've used stones, sharpening steels, diamond plates and ceramics in the past, but none gave me the consistent and fast edge results as the WS! Overall, the design is very easy to get use to and I can see the sharpening process going even faster for future touch-ups. I can't comment on the long term durability of the sharpener (just got it ), but it runs smooth and quiet and appears to be well made. After 35 edges and over 2 hrs. of sharpening, I wore out just a 200 grit and 6000 grit belt (not bad for total reshaping all of those knives). My main issues in trying to achieve sharp edges in the past 40 years were time spent and keeping consistent angles. The WS cures both and currently, receives high recommendations from me!!