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Unread 11-14-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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What brand of knife sharpener do you guys recommend?
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Unread 11-14-2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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This is the one I have and I have been pretty happy with it.

http://www.amazon.com/Chefs-Choice-D...efs+choice+120
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For cheap knives, Accusharp. Pick one up at Ace Hardware for about ten bucks.

You might not want to use one on expensive knives though as it uses carbide cutters that tend remove a bit a steel.
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I use a Waring Commercial WKS800 3-Station Knife Sharpener with 2 Grinding and 1 Stropping Wheel
Available at restaurant depot as well as amazon. I have had it for 5 years now and I recommend it highly.

http://www.amazon.com/Waring-Commerc...pd_sim_sbs_k_2
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The sharpeners above will do a good job. However, for a truely fine edge they cannot achieve what this system will do, however this is a manual sharpener.

http://kmesharp.com/kmeknshsy.html
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I also use a manual sharpener made by wicked edge .You can get a razor sharp polished edge that is unattainable with mechanical sharpeners .
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I strongly feel that the only proper way to sharpen a knife is by the use of water stones, you can get some relatively affordable compared to high end electric sharpeners, they are gentle on your knife and you can customize the angles/bevels. Does however take some skill though.
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Wicked Edge is a great system, pricey though. Same for Edge Pro Apex. Personally I like stones, here is one I use all the time.

http://www.japanesechefsknife.com/Wh...esForSale.html
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http://www.edgeproinc.com/Apex-Model...Pro-System-c3/

Tune up the knife set before going and I take the ceramic rod with me for interim honing at the comp.

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This is the one I have and I have been pretty happy with it.

http://www.amazon.com/Chefs-Choice-D...efs+choice+120
Any advice on using it? I have one, and I just can't seem to get the hang of it!
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I like my EdgePro, but one thing systems like the others mentioned (Wicked Edge, kmesharp) has that I like is the ability to use the same hand to guide the stones over both sides of the knife. With the EdgePro, there's a learning curve when using your non-dominant hand.

If you primarily have more inexpensive knives, with similar edge angles, the Chefs Choice will do a good job. But there is only one set angle on most of them (some will do 2, 17 and 22 I think)

Another fairly inexpensive system for inexpensive day-to-day knives is the Work Sharp from work sharp tools. It's basically a small belt sander.

I picked one of them up because I have a large Sanelli half heavy knife that has a convex blade edge. So to sharpen it I either need a belt sander, or would need to re-profile it for a standard bevel edge. It isn't bad for sharpening yard tools or scissors either

One of these days I'll just get some standard water stones, but my problem with them is getting an accurate angle
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Any advice on using it? I have one, and I just can't seem to get the hang of it!
here is a good place to start

http://www.edgecraft.com/video_vs.html
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Japanese stone for me.
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I leave it to the professionals.
http://korin.com/Services/Sharpening-Repair
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We use Lanske kit for sharpening knives. It is a long process, but you can get them crazy sharp!

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