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Work Sharp Multi Sharpener, Ken Onion Edition

5 review(s)
£ 176,95 £ 244,00
SKU: WSKTS-IKO-UK

± 3 weeks

We expect we will be able to send it in approx. 3 weeks

Full description

This electric sharpening machine is co-developed by the well-known knives designer Ken Onion. Every knife can be sharpened with this machine. And in addition to knives, it is also possible to sharpen sharp tools such as chisels and axes, spud hooks, scissors and even serrated knives. This machine is in fact a small professional belt-sharpening machine with a guidance system to sharpen knives in an angle of between 15 and thirty degrees. This makes the reach big enough to be able to sharpen both thin Japanese chef's knives and a lot thicker outdoor knives. The major advantage of sharpening on a belt is that it sharpens a somewhat convex fold in your blade because of the flexibility of the belt. These are stronger than the straight ones of, for example, a sharpening stone. And moreover, a knife with a curved blade can be very well sharpened on the WorkSharp Multi Sharpener. This may be a problem on a sharpening stone.

The machine is extremely stable, something that is different sometimes with similar devices. It is also a very flexible device. Obviously the grinding belts can be changed rapidly which is important because the entire sharpening process requires sharpening with different belts. Another point that makes this machine distinctive is the guidance system. This can be used to set the sharpening angle. Because of the elastic suspension you are forced to sharpen with little force. The weight of the knife should actually be enough. The turnable roller (edge (guide) that supports the knife helps with the guidance. Would you prefer to work without it (for example because a thumb support or pocket clip is in the way) it can be easily turned away.

The guidance unit can be quickly removed in order to, for example, sharpen an axe or if you prefer sharpening off the hand. The head with grinding belt can be turned so you can easily reach a horizontally placed axe with the grinding belt. Also, the speed of the belt can be infinitely adjusted and the machine can be permanently switched on with a blocking. You always work in the way you prefer the most.

The sharpening machine is delivered including a set of five grinding belts. The grit size ranges from extremely coarse (approximately 120) to very fine (approximately 6000). These grinding belts are actually identical to the belts Ken Onion uses on his full-size sharpening machine. The grits of the belt will gradually degrade during the use so new grits will appear again. That means you are practically always sharpening on a fresh belt. This process continues until the carrier of the belt becomes visible. If that happens the belt has to be replaced. In practice this will take longer than you may expect.

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Specifications

Brand Worksharp
Series Ken Onion

Reviews

Average rating

5 review(s)

Latest reviews

Latest review

Philip Frith, Slough

Tuesday 22 October 2019

General score
Price vs. quality
Meets expectations

Awesome product

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Work Sharp Multi Sharpener, Ken Onion Edition

Reviews

Average rating

5 review(s)

Latest reviews

Latest review

Philip Frith, Slough

Tuesday 22 October 2019

General score
Price vs. quality
Meets expectations

Awesome product

WILLIAM DUGUID, London

Wednesday 9 October 2019

General score
Price vs. quality
Meets expectations

I was and am quite surprised by the results I have achieved using this sharpener. I don't have the patience to use water stones and was looking for something to quickly and easily sharpen my knives. With a little reading in the manual to get the basics down, I was able to sharpen my knives to hair popping, paper slicing sharpness. Granted none of my knives were super dull, but they are a little scary now. So all in all I am very happy with my purchase.

Simon, Pershore

Wednesday 13 April 2016

General score
Price vs. quality
Meets expectations

I bought this having watched the you-tube reviews of it, I should have realised that it was all a very good sales gimmick. When you go to sharpen the knife it is very hard to keep the blade against the belt when it is running down and away from the blade, The guides which are supposed to help you are next to useless. I have since used a proper bench mounted belt sander and found it much easier to use, and seeing as they are much the same price I would say that your money would be better spent on a proper bench mounted belt sander.

Tony D, Enfield

Sunday 31 January 2016

General score
Price vs. quality
Meets expectations

1. The belts do do not spin smooth and straight and the motor causes a wobble that cannot be rectified by tweaking. If you are sharpening large items like kitchen knives or larger blades this isn't an issue but any smaller speciality blades with get ruined as found out the hard way. 2. Mine stopped working within 30 mins.... Literally just cut out dead. I thought maybe it has over heated (which would be ridiculous anyway as had only used it intermittently in that half hour) but it just never turned back on again, period. I have sent it back for a refund. The principle is promising in theory but in practice it is not worth your effort or money. Sorry, Mr Onion.

Jonny, leeds

Thursday 7 January 2016

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Price vs. quality
Meets expectations

I have sharpened my survival knives and my kitchen knives,wow there are razor sharp and in very little time,very easy to use following the included guides,I have a diamond stone sharpner which cost me £100 and there is no way I can get a knife as sharp! Great product

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Work Sharp Multi Sharpener, Ken Onion Edition

Specifications

General information

Brand Worksharp
Series Ken Onion

Features & functions

Sharpening angle 15º, 16º, 17º, 18º, 19º, 20º, 21º, 22º, 23º, 24º, 25º, 26º, 27º, 28º, 29º, 30º
Power adapter EU plug
Suitable for axes, chisels, pocket knives, scissors, western kitchen knives
Can be used without power no

Dimensions & weight

Weight 1400 grams
Length 25 cm
Height 14.5 cm
Width 14.5 cm
Length grinding belt 1.9 cm
Width grinding belt 32 cm
£ 176,95 £ 244,00

± 3 weeks

We expect we will be able to send it in approx. 3 weeks

5 review(s)