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Wayne: I've been using this sharpener for almost two decades and have found it to be the most versatile and flexible among home knife sharpeners. This model will do everything from restoring damaged edges to creating ultra sharp ones to creating intermediate ones with just the right amount of bite. It will allow you to hone most knives using only the third stage, bringing them back to full sharpness between full sharpenings. After a good initial sharpening you might be surprised how long you'll be able to rely on stage three alone before you need to do anything more.This sharpener will also work with serrated blades to put the edge back on, but will not work to restore damaged serrated blades.Traditionalists have long claimed that nothing can beat a good manual sharpening with good stones and proper technique. You might even be able to find somebody who can sharpen your knives that way for free. Many upscale supermarkets will allow you to drop off your knives in the butcher section for a professional sharpening. Although I won't argue with those who stand by manual sharpening by a professional, I've found that the Chef's Choice has outperformed or equaled professionals I've entrusted my knives to.This sharpener is not foolproof. It will hold the knife at the proper angle, which should make the contact with the stone far more precise than what a professional can do by eye. But it also requires care. You must assure that you pull evenly and consistently across the length of the blade, or you could easily do more harm than good, especially with the first stage. If you are not mechanically inclined, you may wish to start off with something less than your best knives to learn with.Although this is the ultimate sharpener for me, it might not be the best choice for everybody. If you'd feel more comfortable with a professional, you'd prefer not to spend so much money, you don't need to restore knives or produce edges that conform to more than one profile, there are alternatives. TheAccuSharp 001 Knife Sharpenercosts a fraction of the price, and will put a surprisingly sharp edge on most knives. It takes off more metal than the Chef's Choice, and will produce only one kind of edge, but it might be all you need between professional sharpenings. It's a good solution especially for moderately priced knives, but the Chef's Choice still remains the ultimate choice for sharpening, honing restoring, and putting the best suited edge on a variety of blades.
W. L. Holder: --UPDATE-- I originally wrote this review in 2005, its 2010 now. I still use this sharpener fairly regularly, it still works great. I have seen very little performance degradation. I wish all products lasted this well.---After reading all of the reviews for this item I thought I would give it a try. I am glad I did.I did not have any of the problems that the people who gave poor reviews had, I attribute this mostly to reading the instructions and practicing with a knife that was already ruined.I also have to disagree with many of the positive reviewers as well. This is a great sharpener, but it does not do nearly a good enough job to replicate the edge on my Wusthof's when they were new. It also does not come close to the quality of edge you get when having your knives sharpened by a professional.As a do-it-yourself sharpener goes, I truely believe this one is the best. But please dont let yourself be fooled into believing it will duplicate factory sharpness or be putting the professional knife sharpeners out of business any time soon.I am very glad I bought this, it is very handy and I use it frequently. It has greatly prolonged the length of time between having my knives professionally sharpened, but not eliminated the need for it.
Aaron Contorer: This machine is certainly way better than not sharpening your knives. In other words, it works okay. However, I have found that a $40 diamond-stone knife sharpening block (with no motor, just hand power) gets my knives far sharper in the same amount of time. I'm sorry that I spent more for a machine that makes more noise and does less. Now it sits in the back of the cabinet and I use the block instead.
aljacobs: You can do better, this is the economical model in their line (EdgeCraft) and you would be pressed to find anything that will ruin your good knives faster.After ruining a nice pair of Wusthof knives, OK, I admit, me stupid! I sent my Model 110 back to the company with a letter. I was cordial, but told them they could take their product and give it to charity, employee of the month, Good Will, or natives in South America to sharpen their machetes with.My knives luckily went back to Wusthof and were reground at no charge. They even removed the scratches. My students knives got fixed with a professional belt sander I fabricated from one I got at a supply house and 1000 grit and leather belts, and fine stones actually making them better than they were new.It is better to lose eighty dollars than ruin a 2500 dollar knife collection. I blame myself as I am accustomed to sharpening my knives, Wusthof, Shun and a few exotic Japanese blades by hand. I could do better with a piece of hard stream bedrock. I bought it to hone up a few of the students knives as most of them couldn't cut warm butter saving me time and effort. Bad idea. Took me a day to fix the mess and restore a 22 degree on the domestics and 15 degree angles on the Japanese. This was the worst product I have ever tested and I tell anyone I see to pass on it.This particular model will destroy your knife's edge and recreate an abomination of an edge that means you can't do anything with it except put in back in the sharpener. And thats not sharp. We did not test any of their other models as we have good knives and want them to stay that way. I never heard back from them, with any kind of communications. For a company of that size not to respond is indicative of possibly the other products they sell might not perform any better.Careful research with other forums and locations indicated similar results. This is probably Ok for the low end 49.95 set of twelve knife users but for the pros, you better do better because of your investment. I have heard this one model is is coming off the market, or discontinued being replaced by a different holder and hones. They still continue to sell this one. Had this company shown any responsibility they could of at least offered me a differential to upgrade or replaced one with less problems.Nothing beats the stones and hones and careful attention to your tools.
Blue77Moon: We've had one for years and bought this one for a friend. I think this is a really good sharpener and we use it periodically throughout the year. That said - it doesn't compare to the occasional professional sharpening. I took all my good knives in last year and was amazed. So, great to have around the house but not equal to a professional job.