Anyone who carries a knife daily will tell you, a dull knife is far more dangerous than a sharp knife. With that said, knife sharpening is a skill that can take a long time to master. As a result, many are either afraid to use their knife, because they don’t want it to dull, or just use a dull knife. With this in mind, Work Sharp has developed a guided knife sharpener, with its Precision Adjust Knife Sharpener Elite.
The Work Sharp Precision Adjust Knife Sharpener Elite
A year ago, Work Sharp released its Precision Adjust Knife Sharpener, making knife sharpening easier for anyone. The system included a base, tower, clamp and Tri-Brasive rod, with 320- and 600-grit diamond plates and a fine ceramic.
Ensuring easy operation, you simply lock the knife into the clamp, set your angle and start working your steel. The easy operation allows for even novice users to sharpen their favorite knives in a matter of minutes. However, with only one Tri-Brasive rod you could only achieve a simple edge, with no options to refine/hone it. Honing your edge would mean additionally hand stropping it, requiring basic sharpening skills and a strop of some kind.
For this reason, Work Sharp Sharpeners has answered the call of many looking for a finer edge. The answer comes in the form of the Elite system, that builds on the base Precision Adjust. Although the base unit is unchanged, the upgrades take the unit to the next level and offer edge defining additions.
With the new unit comes three Tri-Brasive rods, for increased edge refinement. Starting with the course rod are 220-, 320- and 400-grid diamond plates, to reprofile your edge. Likewise, these grits are good for resharpening an extremely dull blade. Next is the fine Tri-Brasive rod, with 600- and 800-grit diamond plates and fine ceramic plate. Finally, is the leather & ceramic rod, featuring a leather strop and ceramic rod for serrations.
As with the original, the Elite sharpening angles are adjustable, from 15° to 30° for everything from kitchen to outdoors knives. However, a nice addition to the Elite is a carrying case, allowing you to take it with you, whether to deer camp or on a trip. The case additionally serves as a great storage option.
Although the Elite is available as a complete unit, you can purchase the upgrade kit separately. This is a great option for those who already own the Precision Adjust and just want to add additional rods and a carry case.
The Work Sharp Precision Adjust Knife Sharpener Elite is available now with an MSRP of $119.95. For more info, please visit WorkSharpTools.com.
Work Sharp Precision Adjust Knife Sharpener Elite Features
- Sharpening Angles: 15° to 30° Adjustable
- Coarse Tri-Brasive® Rod: 220, 320, & 400 Grit Diamond
- Fine Tri-Brasive® Rod: 600 & 800 Grit Diamond, Ceramic Plate
- Leather & Ceramic Rod: Leather Strop, Ceramic rod for serrations
- Angle Adjustable Sharpening Chassis
- Benchtop Sharpening Base
- Knife Clamp
- Sharpening Slide Rod
- Premium Carry Case
- MSRP: $119.95
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