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Slow delivery for junky quality blade
on February 5, 2016
This review is for the replacement blades, not the sharpener, which I have had since 2010 and really like. A year or so ago, I opened the unit and reversed the blades and it kept working well. In January 2016, I ordered replacement blades as fulfilled by Gatzies. It took over two weeks to get them. This is an item that can fit in a #10 envelope.
Now, I don't know whether AccuSharp has changed its blades or whether I got some off-brand junk, but these came with instructions to fit them into the unit in a certain direction (there's a dimple on the surface of each), meaning they shouldn't be reversible like the orginials. Worse, one of them had a ding in the edge--the very part that does the sharpening. After having it dull my blade the first time I tried, I inserted it the "wrong" way and it's better.
I also misunderstood that when it said "two blades" it doesn't mean two sets of blades. Given that the choice between buying a whole new sharpener and these replacement blades is about 50 cents, I'll buy a brand new unit next time. And I won't buy from Gatzies.