Friday, December 30, 2016

Product Review: Work Sharp Combo Knife Sharpener

Every year, Work Sharp continues to raise the bar when it comes to knife and tool sharpening. In 2016, they came out with the Work Sharp Combo Knife Sharpener. It came out prior to hunting season, so I had plenty of time to test it out on my kitchen knives and my hunting blades. I also got to test it out after I got my deer and used the knives many times. I sharpened every knife I could with great results.

First off, it's smaller than most belt sharpeners. It's compact and stores easily. When you are sharpening, it doesn't take up a lot of counter space. That helps make things easy. It is easily half the size of my other sharpener and is less than half the weight. I have been able to store this easily, but more importantly, when I want to get it out to sharpen a knife I can do it quickly and with little effort. 

The Combo Sharpener is made for keeping an edge on knives and keeping them razor sharp. You can probably sharpen a very dull knife with this, but you'll eat away at your sharpening belt. Use this sharpener often with the blades you continue to use and you get  longer life out of them and you'll enjoy them more!

Work Sharp Combo Knife Sharpener from DAREX on Vimeo.
It works fast. I mean it. It works very well, and also very fast.

It comes with an extra P120 belt by 3M™, so if you have many knives you use, you may need the extra belt faster than others. The replacement belts are only $8, which is a small price to pay.

There is an easy to find On/Off switch.
The only bad thing I have to say is that the fixed 25° sharpening and honing bar has a slight lip at the end and if you go too fast, you will continue to catch your blade on this lip. I ran into this many times and had to really focus on where to place the edge of the blade. It caused some frustration, but I slowed down a bit and made it work.

The other side of the sharpener has a place for your forefinger and thumb to grab the sharpener to hold it down and in place. If you go too quickly, you will find the sharpener slipping out of your grasp, but if you take your time your knives will be sharpened before you know it!

Overall, I really like the Work Sharp Combo Knife Sharpener. It's very easy to use, works very well, and if great for people who are constantly using their knives. The Work Sharp Combo Knife Sharpener is a great buy at $59.95. If you need a sharpener that is quick and efficient, this will do what you need and is very efficient. Time for me to go sharpen some knives!

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