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"FREE SHIPPING - Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener - Ken Onion Edition, Model# WSKTS-KO"

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"Work Sharp has partnered with legendary hall of fame knife maker Ken Onion to develop a new knife and tool sharpening platform with expanded features The Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition is designed to sharpen every knife you own. Using a fully adjustable precision sharpening guide, variable speed and wide flexible abrasive belts, it sharpens pocket and hunting knives, serrated knives, kitchen knives and any other shape or type of blade you own. Professional blade makers like Ken Onion use flexible belts to put a razor sharp edge on their blades, and now you can have the same technology in your home or shop. The combination of Work Sharp engineering and Ken Onion's industrial design has created a fast, easy and stylish way to sharpen all your knives and tools with precision and repeatability. Amps 1.5, Angle Sharpening deg. 15-30, Speed RPM 6112-14,261, Volts 120, Storage Type None, Grit 120, 65, 22, 4, 6000. The 3/4in. x 12in. premium, flexible engineered abrasive belts sharpen virtually any shape or type of knife blade and use a precision sharpening guide to ensure that you get a consistent angle every time The sharpening guide is fully adjustable in 1 increments from 15 to 30 so you can sharpen any knife to the angle you desire to best meet your needs The variable speed control 1200 SFM to 2800 SFM provides you with the optimal belt speed for the task at hand"
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Questions & Answers for "FREE SHIPPING - Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener - Ken Onion Edition, Model# WSKTS-KO"

Question

Can this sharpen a 45 Degree Chipper blade 4.5" long?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - USVI
on "FREE SHIPPING - Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener - Ken Onion Edition, Model# WSKTS-KO"
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answer 1
yes if you reach it or remove it
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by
solarjim
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answer 2
Most chipper manufacturers recommend that the blades be machined to keep the proper gap across the entire blade. I would be concerned that I would not be able to control the sweep across the blade well enough to keep it even. The disk sharpener WS3000 may be able to keep the geometry since you can sharpen the entire face at once. I would be leery of this though.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
SRandyT
 - Tennessee
+1point
2out of 3found this answer helpful.
answer 3
Staff Answer
Yes, the Ken Onion Edition Work Sharp Knife and Tool sharpener will be able to sharpen a 45 degree chipper blade 4.5'' long.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
ProductExpert38
+4points
4out of 4found this answer helpful.
Question

How hard is it to change belts?

How long does it take to change belts?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
by
Anonymous
on "FREE SHIPPING - Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener - Ken Onion Edition, Model# WSKTS-KO"
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answer 1
It is very easy.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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SRandyT
 - Tennessee
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 2
Very easy, if you follow the directions. Real pain if you don't.
answered 6 months ago
by
pastordl
 - nh
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answer 3
It's easy. Once you get the hang of it, it could be as little as 10-15 seconds. There are videos out there that show the operation including belt changes.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
by
SPA1952
 - Ocean Pines, MD
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answer 4
Very easy can be switched in seconds-just release the tension and slip off and slip new one on and re-apply tension.
answered 6 months ago
by
sdr60
 - Dallas, Texas
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1out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 5
Staff Answer
It's relatively easy to change the belt on this knife and tool sharpener. First, you'll lift and hold the belt change lever to remove the old belt. Second, you'll route the new belt around all 3 pulleys, then release the lever. Overall, it should take less than a minute to change the belt.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
ProductExpert11
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Question

With the belt moving into the blade edge on one side, how does the sharpener prevent the belt from being cut?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
by
bobfromboynton
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answer 1
Staff Answer
To prevent the belt from being cut, you would place the blade in the guide and then power it through.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
ProductExpert6
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1out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 2
The belt is such a fine grit and with the right light pressure the belt is flexible.
answered 10 months ago
by
forreal
 - PA
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answer 3
As long as it is a flat blade with no serrations or internal curve the angle settings guide holds it so this is not a problem. for other blades use remove the guide and use the downward side of the belt. This is from the instructions and if followed the process works great.
answered 6 months ago
by
pastordl
 - nh
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Question

Mower Blades?

How is this sharpener at doing lawn rider and mower blades? Most of them have a step in sharpened outer ends of the blades. Also, often, you have to take off a fair amount of material to get past all the nicks.
asked 6 months ago
by
Boomyal
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The Ken Onion edition knife and tool sharpener is an excellent choice for sharpening lawn mower blades.
answered 6 months ago
by
ProductExpert36
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answer 2
I would say that sharpening a lawn mower blade wouldn't be the best use of it. I've sharpened a lot of lawn blades over the years using an angle grinder or a cut off blade. Lawn mower blades are usually heavily nicked and require a lot of material removed. This would take forever with this small belts and basically wear your grit belts down quickly. It would probably work for after using your grinder to get a nice edge, but that seems overkill to me on a lawnmower blade.
 
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answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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Jamster1
 - North Dakota
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answer 3
Let me clarify. Without the additional angle grinder attachment and the 60 grit belt, It wouldn't be great for lawn mower blades. However, the additional angle grinder attachment should work fine. But I believe the motor is a little underpower for heavy applications.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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jammertime
 - North Dakota
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Question

This model shows a cutting angle of 15 to 30 degrees; the smaller model says 40 and 50 degrees. I am confused by the big difference.

I want a sharpener for kitchen knives, scissors and lawnmower blades. Which unit makes more sense given the big difference in cutting angle?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
by
kaity
on "FREE SHIPPING - Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener - Ken Onion Edition, Model# WSKTS-KO"
+7points
14out of 21found this question helpful.
3 answers
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answer 1
The Onion Edition has more power and versatility. There are also wide angle slots on the guide. The small angles are on the top. I like the Onion much better. It has enough power to do the heavier chores.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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SRandyT
 - Tennessee
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answer 2
The Ken onion unit uses 1/2 the total angle of the blades angle. This angle is more commonly used by professionals, like Ken Onion. Therefore 25 deg on the KO unit is equal to the 50 (25x2) on the smaller home unit.
answered 6 months ago
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pastordl
 - nh
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answer 3
Staff Answer
The smaller model, item #156115 uses two guides while the Ken Onion Edition has an a fully adjustable guide in increments of 1degree from 15 to 30 degrees. The smaller edition with the two guides is not adjustable in increments of 1 degree but provides a 50° guide for hunting and outdoor knives (25° per bevel); and a 40° guide for thinner blades and kitchen knives (20° per bevel).
You can sharpen a lawnmower blade on either product. See smaller edition below.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
ProductExpert40
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Question

Are the two available accessories for the Ken Onion edition going to be available at Northern Tool?

1. Tool Grinding Module
2. Large Outdoor Module
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
by
sacalait1
on "FREE SHIPPING - Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener - Ken Onion Edition, Model# WSKTS-KO"
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answer 1
Staff Answer
We do have both of these accessories available. The tool grinder attachment is item # 42729 and the blade grinding attachment is item # 45478. Please see below.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
ProductExpert19
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 2
I just received the grinder attachment from Northern Tool a week ago and it is terrific.
answered 10 months ago
by
gumshoe0000009
 - Washington State
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2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Question

it is a leather belt - ?

a leather belt for polishing ?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Lyubivy
 - Toronto, ON
on "FREE SHIPPING - Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener - Ken Onion Edition, Model# WSKTS-KO"
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0out of 1found this question helpful.
2 answers
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The belts are not made out of leather. They are made of Micro Mesh.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
ProductExpert30
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answer 2
No, all the belts are abrasive, from course to fine. I have used it to sharpen axes and knives. If a strop is needed I recommend doing that by hand. I have used my knife to gut and skin a deer with ease.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
pbr593
 - Mint Hill
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Question

is this safe to use on my very expensive japanese chef knives

ive always used a water stone is this as good
asked 9 months ago
by
nelsbenton
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The Work Sharp Knife Sharpener is safe to use with all kitchen knives.
answered 9 months ago
by
ProductExpert36
+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
answer 2
I don't know why a Japanese knife would be any different than a high quality American or German knife and this product puts a razor edge on mine with minimal effort. It is a great product.
answered 7 months ago
by
Markprep74
 - Pa.
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Question

May sound crazy but...how long do sharpened blades stay sharp?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
by
bigeasy
 - Hackettstown, NJ
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answer 1
Staff Answer
Each belt will sharpen approximately 20 knives or blades.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
ProductExpert31
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answer 2
That depends on what you are cutting and how well you take care of your knives. The edge this tool produces seems to last longer that a factory edge. It is very easy to re-sharpen a knife so keeping them sharp isn't a problem.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Rangemaster
 - Fort Worth Tx
+7points
8out of 9found this answer helpful.
Question

Can I use belts from old device (1/2") on the new device?

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Staff Answer
You can use the old belts on the new Ken Onion Edition.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
ProductExpert26
+7points
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