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Smith's JIFF-S 10-Second Knife and Scissors Sharpener

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  • Specially designed "floating" round ceramic rod, which conforms to the exact angle of your scissors every time
  • This handy Jiff-V Sharpener will put a quick edge on your blades with just a few strokes
  • Reversible and replaceable carbide blades extend sharpening
  • Sharpens all types of knives and left or right handed scissors
  • Carbides: coarse; fine ceramic: 800 grit
  • It works great for kitchen knives, sport, utility and pocket knives, various tools and both right and left handed scissors
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Smith’s “10 Second” Knife Sharpener features a specially designed “V” shaped sharpening slot with two crossed carbide blades that allow you to put a quick edge on your knife with just three or four strokes. The carbide blades are pre-set so that you get the correct sharpening angle every time. They are also reversible for extended life and are replaceable.

Product Description

Smith Abrasives 10-Sec Knife and Scissors Sharpener
Smith's 10 Sec Knife Sharpener features a specially designed V shaped sharpening slot with two crossed carbide blades that allows to put a quick edge on the knife with just three or four strokes. The carbide blades are pre-set so that get the correct sharpening angle every time. Also reversible for extended life and are replaceable.


Dimensions: 8″ x 4.63″ x 1″.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 4.9 x 0.9 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: Made in USA or Imported
  • ASIN: B0018VL3JW
  • Item model number: JIFF-S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,210 in Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Home Improvement)


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Customer Reviews

I sharpened a few pairs of scissors as well as some knives.
nzmarnz
With a little work it puts a very sharp edge On just about any knife I sharpened.
julius szahlender
This is such a great knife sharpener and is so easy and safe to use.
William D. Jobe

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By M. Jones on December 28, 2005
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This sharpener will put a sharp, if technically inferior, edge on your blade. What does that mean? To use it you drag your knife through the sharpener a couple of times and the carbide scrapes a new edge onto your knife. The job is done in about 10 seconds and off you go to slice your tomatoes. However since this is not a carefully honed edge it will not last as long as one that is. The sharpener is so easy to use that I don't mind having to resharpen more frequently, as opposed to my other sharpeners that put a nice edge on a blade but are a huge pain to use.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Scott Burright on April 25, 2007
I haven't had much success or ambition when it comes to sharpening knives on stones or sandpaper. I've read numerous articles and watched numerous videos on how to sharpen knives, and I've made a few attempts, but I still haven't got the knack. I've even heard conflicting advice. One master chef says it's easy to sharpen your own knives on a stone, and another says that chefs send their cutlery to a professional for sharpening.

I often find myself fresh out of time and patience for all this fuss, and so I have resorted to various cheap gizmos to do the work for me. This one actually works. As you run it over your knife blade, you can feel the resistance as it hogs off steel and forms a new edge. When the resistance is gone, typically after 5-10 light strokes, that's your signal that the carbide V has done all the shaping it's going to do for now. There is no guesswork.

It puts a nice utility edge on a blade. How sharp and durable that edge may be depends on several things, such as the blade's hardness and edge geometry. It's nowhere near glassy smooth, but that's OK, because the nearly invisible snaggletoothed "micro-serrations" help the knife bite into most materials.

The downside is that it does hog off material. It'll eventually wear out any knife you use and sharpen constantly. If you do happen to be a chef, for example, using this thing means that your favorite knife is not going to last for years. But most chefs probably figure out how to keep their knives in good shape fairly early in their careers. And I'm not a chef. Even my favorite knives get relatively light use, and one of those is an $8 Old Hickory butcher knife. So I'm not too worried about the loss of steel.

I do have knives that I like too much to run through this thing.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kailua Steve on December 1, 2010
It looks like you can buy this product with other upscale names at more money. Mine works fine, sharpens quickly, and is safe.
Works well on scissors too.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Pruitt on January 8, 2011
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I have owned this sharpener for over a year. I tried to find one for our camper and couldn't locate it anywhere. I was browsing on the kitchen site and found the identical item. This made my day and I was so pleased at finding it, I ordered 4 more. I have bought 3 or 4 different types of knife sharpeners and did not like the results from them. This is the best I have ever used and it only takes two or three swipes to get a very sharp blade.
Just make sure after using the sharpener, to wash or wipe the knife blade as there is a bit of metal residue left on the blade. The shipping has been a little slow on this item, which is unusual but I do have the original sharpener so there is no urgency to get my order.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lmwest on March 15, 2013
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While this thing will put an edge on a knife, it will also really gouge the blade if you use too much pressure on it. You really have to be careful and use a very light stroke so as not to gouge the blade.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Corinna C on April 17, 2011
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Having lost my old sharpener in a house move, I sought this as a replacement. The knives get sharper, but are not left as sharp as they would have been with my old sharpener. The scissor sharpener is interesting, and I did notice my scissors were left sharper, but I would rather have sharper knives instead of extra features. It's fair for the price, but considering the high reviews I was expecting something better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By nancy c on April 1, 2014
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The item arrived quickly. tried it out on a couple of knives and kitchen scissors that just weren't working right lately. Sharpened them all up pretty well. A very good investment for not a lot of money.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Kerekes on July 4, 2012
The knife sharpener really takes quite a bit of metal off, and puts a pretty shallow edge on whatever you use it on. I wouldn't recommend using this on any knives that aren't cheap and essentially disposable. I have used this to set a functional edge on knives that were extremely dull and then used a flat diamond sharpener to give it a real edge. Also, if you have a knife that has small chips in it, this takes off so much metal that you can smooth it out relatively quickly.

I've had limited success with the scissor sharpener. It doesn't seem to really get quite the right angle to match the angle any of my scissors' blades are at. You'll, at best, put a shallow and short-lived angle on seemingly most scissors.
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