10 most frequently asked questions when using a work sharp

Sharpen Everything With Work Sharp

Sharpen Everything with Work Sharp is a sharpening focused episode on the podcast, D&B Supply Show. Find out how you can sharpen everything in your gear box, shop, and kitchen drawer and learn why Work Sharp is the leading sharpening solution. Click here to listen to the full podcast.

How Did Work Sharp Develop Into a Premier Sharpening Brand?

In early 2000, the first Work Sharp sharpener was developed under the parent company, Darex. As a sharpening focused company with a core competency in all things sharp, Work Sharp discovered a need for an easy, fast, and reliable sharpening solution in the wood working industry. With great success in the wood working market, Work Sharp expanded into knife and tool sharpening, utilizing flexible belt technology. The belt technology is found on the Original Knife & Tool Sharpener, The Ken Onion Edition Knife & Tool Sharpener, and the Combo Knife Sharpener.

What Can Work Sharp Products Sharpen?

Flexible abrasive belts and angle guides provide precision results on all outdoor knives, kitchen knives, lawn and garden tools, axes and hatchets, serrations, fish hooks, and more.

What is The Advantage of A Work Sharp Sharpener Compared To Other Sharpening Solutions?

Work Sharp products are versatile in that they work on both outdoor knives and tools, while also sharpening and maintaining kitchen knives and household scissors. Designed with high quality materials, Work Sharp is capable of robust sharpening tasks, while gently sharpening and refining edges. The wide range of sharpening tasks, adjustable angles, and variety of belt abrasives provide a wealth of value in what you can accomplish using a Work Sharp.

How does the belt system on A Work Sharp function?

The powered sharpening solutions by Work Sharp come with a variety of abrasives: Coarse, Medium, and Fine. These belts behave similar to a sand paper in that the coarser abrasive is used for rough work or heavy applications (i.e. lawn mower blades), the medium abrasive is focused on sharpening tasks where less material take-off is desired and the abrasive is forgiving on the edge, and the fine abrasive that provides high-polished refined edges.

Work Sharp belts are color coded for easy identification and a quick-start guide directs you on what angles and belts to use in your sharpening tasks.

How Do I Choose What Work Sharp Product Is Best For Me?

Depending on your sharpening needs, Work Sharp has a model that fits those demands. The models range from knife specific sharpening to elite customization of knife and tool sharpening. Use the comparison guide on the Work Sharp Website to help direct you on which sharpener to purchase.

What Is A Convex Edge?

A convex edge is slightly rounded (hence the name convex) as it tapers off to the finest point of the cutting edge along the blade. The convex edge is considered superior compared to other edge grind types due to longer lasting durability and less drag when cutting. Most other edge grind types have a tapering straight line, or concave, instead of the convex smooth transition lines.

Check out the full explanation here.

What Is The Difference Between a Toothy Edge and Refined Edge?

A toothy edge is great for robust cutting applications, like cutting through rope or cardboard.

A refined edge is a shave sharp edge that works great in applications like slicing meat and when cooking in the kitchen.

Depending on how toothy or refined you want your final edge, you will adjust the amount of passes along the fine grit of your Work Sharp Sharpener.

How Do I Sharpen Serrations?

Work Sharp has made sharpening serrations easy. Check out the full explanation and video here.

How Do I Keep My Knife From Forming A Swell or Rounding The Tip On A Work Sharp?

For Step by Step instructions, watch this short clip at the 8:07 mark of the video here.

Work Sharp is always available to answer your product questions and help you troubleshoot with your Work Sharp Sharpener. Reach out to our Customer Service Team if you have more questions 1 800 597 6170 or check out www.worksharptools.com