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Brownells Premium Grinding Point Kit 6 Refill Pak
"Brownells ""Premium Plus"" stones are the very finest we can offer. Industrial grade cobalt is added to uniformly sized aluminum oxide crystals and bonded with special cool-running adhesives to form the hardest longest-wearing fastest-cutting grinding points available to the trade. Gives a smooth ready-to-finish surface on all types of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Stones resist filling and gouging; can be re-ground or re-shaped lasting much longer than ""hobby"" grade points. Hardened steel shafts are nickel plated for long life and stay concentric even with repeated use. We picked our 10 most popular grinding points and put 3 of each into a convenient easy- Mfg: Brownells SPECS: Shank - 1½"" (3.8cm) long 1/8"" (3.2mm) diameter."
Mrs. Gadget "kay-dor": I've had this sharpener for at least 3 years. I sometimes forget to use it, and when I remember, I am ONCE AGAIN surprised at the ease to get such super-sharp knives! I'm "all thumbs" with other forms of sharpening, as some of my older knives will attest, but this great diamond sharpener is the greatest. I got on line just now, after surprising myself once again with how sharp my knives can be, to order 3 of them for gifts for our children. The shell may be plastic (which makes it easy to use and store)but it has no part in the sharpening mechanism, and the results are incredible. I wouldn't have anything else -- the electric models aren't worth the price and risk going too far and wearing down the blade.
rejiii: I use this when hand sharpening no longer works and before I need to sharpen the knives with an electric sharpener which is time consuming and hard on the knives if not done properly. An economical solution.
Shannon C. "SC": I received this for Christmas 2003; and almost a year later I am quite pleased with this knife sharpener. ALL of my knives were terribly dull, so Christmas morning, after opening this gift, I almost immediately sharpened every knife in the house. Wow, it was a joy to have sharp knives again. For the price, this is a must-have in every household, especially for those of us to couldn't master the sharping hone. Warning, this is a manual sharpener, and the first sharpening of those dull knives takes time; but once sharp, regular sharpening is a breeze.
SH in Tampa "SPH": I am not particularly good at using a standards sharpening stone. I found that I was a little too uneven in my stroke to get a really good edge on my knives. So I bought this device to help keep a fine edge on my good knives.If you ensure a nice even draw on each stroke throught the guides (both wheels should be turning) and you give the knife 15-25 strokes through each set of grinders, you will get an excellent edge on your knives. However, this device only provides "maintenance". You will still need to take your blades to a professional sharpener when they get very worn.In addition, we tried the sharpner on some of our cheaper, thin blades ... and while it did some good, cheap blades just can't be maintained as well as the larger, heavier equipment.Overall, I am very happy with the results of this device on my good quality knives.
skacleve "skacleve": Although this sharpener is lightweight and simple to use, it actually seemed to further dull our Wusthof Classic chef's knife. It also scratched up the sides of the blade about an inch from the edge. Obviously, we won't use it for that knife any longer, and are back to our diamond sharpening stone for now. Maybe it'll work on our other knives. Cook's Illustrated magazine noted that Asian knife blades have a 15-degree angle, whereas Western knives have a 20-degree angle. They seem to like the Chef's Choice 110, which is an electric device at around $80, though they don't specify for which type of knife. For the Asian knives, they like the Chef's Choice 463, or the electric 130, 315S and 1520, pricey from $100 to $150.Update: We bought another sharpener, the Wüsthof 2-Stage Knife Sharpener, for $20. We happened to see it at Williams-Sonoma, so we bought it there, but it's almost the same price on Amazon. The Wusthof is a far superior sharpener, and I highly recommend it over the Chef's Choice, especially for high-quality knives. It is also light and easy to use. There are some 140+ Amazon reviewers who gave it high marks. As some have added to comments about it, you shouldn't sharpen your knives every day or after every use. Use a steel (that textured rod that comes with most knife sets) instead to re-align the blade edge, and only sharpen (which actually removes metal from the blade) after the steel no longer helps the edge stay sharp (maybe once a week or every other week). On the Wusthof sharpener, one slot is for coarser sharpening, and the other is for finer honing. There's also a sharpener in it for scissors. One test for sharpness is holding a piece of newspaper up by the edge and running the blade down into it from the top edge. If it slices cleanly and easily, it's sharp enough.