rodloos wrote:No regrets here on the SharpMaker. It works well for my purposes. I added an Edge Pro later but haven't had much practice with that yet.
I do think the diamond stones are a big help for the SharpMaker, and with they also offered diamonds in a more coarse grit.
I've heard some people saying some good things about the Ken Onion Worksharp, I'm just hesitant to allow any sort of power tool near my good knives. I can see how it could save a lot of time if you need to do some serious reprofiling or repair of an edge.
I wouldn't argue it's not fast (conceptually...I don't own one) but it also seems a great way to hog off a ton of steel and stress the edge.TomAiello wrote:Get the Worksharp.
I own both, and the Sharpmaker is basically relegated to "if the power goes out" status. Unless you're an obsessive and skillful sharpener (in which case you're probably going to use bench stones anyway), the Worksharp really is the fastest, easiest, simplest sharpening solution on the market.
Co sign this.Syncharmony wrote:The sharpmaker is one of the best products that Spyderco sells. It's fairly cheap, it's very light and portable and it is super easy to use to put an edge on something. It's not the best for re-profiling a knife, but it works decently with the diamond rods.
Don't regret it for a single second. If I lost it, I would buy another the next day.
That's pretty amazing actually...good for you lol.Shecki wrote:]I'm fairly new to sharpening to be honest, but I get better results freehand than I do with the sharp maker.[/B] Easier to control (IMO) and I can get a much nicer bevel with my diasharps than the SM. I really only use the UF rods on the sharpmaker for touch up and if my edge needs anything more than that....I go back to the diasharps if I need to.