This has got to be, hands down, my favorite sharpening system. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2018. The materials are first rate, very much unlike the Original Knife and Tool Sharpener, also sitting on my desk but in its box to return. Within the guided sharpening category of sharpeners, the prices range from roughly $40 to over $1000. What's not to like? Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. I wanted something a little better with more versatility, Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2017. The product is solidly built and well thought out, I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. Well, pretty much all of it. It has two features that set it apart from other sharpeners: 1) five levels of sharpening, and 2) angle guides for each of those levels. The more expensive systems are usually much larger overall so they’re really not a true comparison. If you are searching for a versatile, high-quality sharpening system, then the WSKTS-KO is an item at which you should take a hard look. I plan on getting a couple extra leather strops for it and then using 3 grits of compound to get a sharp edge. The Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener comes as one of the most precise knife and tool sharpeners out there.It is designed to sharpen any type of kitchen knife and also hunting and pocket knives. Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2018. This is very well packaged, very user-friendly and straightforward. I bought this and the upgrade it because of the flat diamond plates. The slide locks the holder down, again in a very simple and reliable way. at Amazon.com. Even if you aren’t sure how to sharpen a knife, this will help you get any blade shaving sharp. I completed my purchase on Amazon.com. The designer(s) deserved an award for the WSGSS. I was amazed at how easy it was to bring it back to life. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, See all details for Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I wish I took before and after photos of the kitchen knife I sharpened for my girlfriend but let's just say it was SHARP. It has been my personal experience that a convex edge lasts longer and cuts cleaner than a flat-ground edge. It is way easier to use than I expected, and the movement of the stones make the entire length of the knife gets sharpened with ease. That being said this is MADE IN THE USA! The WSKTS feels rather cheesy and is brittle plastic. All three systems, with all the accessories. I use a small spray bottle filled with water and a drop or two of dish soap and keep the plates wet with a fine mist while sharpening and it keeps the plates from getting clogged up with metal, a quick wipe with a paper towel removes all the removed metal. It's a brilliant example of good design. I get a lot of enjoyment from free hand sharpening, almost therapeutic for me, but I've always had trouble getting the results I want, nice clean bevels with razor sharp edges. As always, you pay extra for cute kits. Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2020. I've gone through a lot of sharpening systems over the years, from Arkansas stones, to Japanese water stones, to ceramic stones, to powered belt sharpeners, on and on. You won't be disappointed. The stand doesn't budge in use, thanks to metal rods that have some heft to them, plus rubber feet. There's a problem loading this menu right now. The "pivot" system, for instance, is simply the fact that the plate holder fits loosely on the stand and is molded so that it can rock back and forth a bit, just as it can in fact lift off the stand in this position. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. This system has replaced me edge pro apex, the only other thing I added to my set up is a Spyderco ultra fine stone that leaves my blades with a nice polished edge. I can truthfully say that for me, there are no better ways to sharpen any blades that I have... Quality, dependability, reliability- as well as superb customer service. It's not even a component. Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. I really liked the idea of hand sharpening instead of using a belt system. The sharpening plates are great quality and the grits seem to be very consistent across the entire plate. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I lost one of the sharpening plates for the field sharpener and it was good to know they have replacement parts available. With the worksharp I was able to smooth it out and hone the knife. I wanted to make sure that I have used it in every application before posting a concise review. The angle of the guide is adjustable between 15 and 30 degrees per side (so 30-60 inclusive) and you place the blade in the guide, sharpening one side then flipping to the other, leaving a convex edge bevel (as opposed to most of the rod sharpeners which do flat edge bevels) which Work Sharp and Ken Onion claim is more durable than a flat edge. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. No setup or assembly is required. In my opinion, the resultant convex edge gives the Work Sharp a leg up over many other systems. So I am new to the sharpening game I did a TON of research before settling on this. I just think its a bit over priced, maybe not the best bang for your buck? It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The kit comes with course and fine plates, but I highly recommend getting the upgrade kit that adds extra coarse, extra fine, and leather strop plates. So far I've sharpened a few knives, chisels, and carving tools. This is the Work Sharp belt sharpening system attachment that works only with Work Sharp WS3000 (refer to the above review). When I received it, the first thing I did was grab my oldest and dullest knife that I could find and then I followed the instruction which are included and within just 10 minutes the knife was sharp as it’s ever been. Its just that if you are going to want professional results then you will either need to purchase the upgrade kit or a separate leather strop. Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2018. I also purchased the Feild Sharpener before I bought this and it is a great product. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Work Sharp WSGSS Guided Sharpening System, bench-top knife sharpener, angle guides, diamond plates, ceramic hone, perfect for home, camp or field sharpening, sharpens all types of knives, fishhooks &common camp tools. The Work Sharp WSGSS knife sharpening system is the perfect tool for both the beginner and experienced individual that’s looking for a easy to use and very effective knife sharpening solution. This page works best with JavaScript. Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2019. We are talking about a knife that had dents and was dull like crazy. I would recommend it highly. The product is solidly built and well thought out, I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. The hone is very cleverly designed as well. Gear Review: Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System by David Rosenfeld When you pick up a knife, whether it’s in the field about to butcher an animal or in the kitchen preparing a meal, you want that knife to perform properly. If you never sharpened a knife before this will take some time to learn. That's good design, because it's simple, reliable, and effective. Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2019. The blades are now razor sharp. The compact, portable, self-contained Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener is a lightweight, durable, knife sharpening system designed for the sportsman that adapts to the field, tailgating, or the kitchen. Reviewed in the United States on February 25, 2018. Finally, the angle guides are just as simple, being just plastic wedges that snap snugly onto the stand. 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