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This product works very well
on February 28, 2013
Since I was a boy in the 1950s, I have sharpened my own knives. I learned the hard way, by doing it with an open sharpening stone, oil, and learning to keep my angles straight by hand. I find that at my age now and with poor eyesight, that the old method leaves a lot to be desired. That, in spite of owning some very sophisticated sharpening rigs.
With its high-quality diamond polishing surfaces, this product sharpens any straight knife well. It sets either of two sharpening angles accurately and the final stage polishes off the feather-edge that is inevitably generated by sharpening operations. The edge so produced is better than most people can do on their own. I have not attempted to sharpen any serrated-edge knives with this machine and, in my experience, I do not really believe that these edges can be resharpened to any great degree. Most serrated-edge knives, but not all, are cheap and should be discarded and replaced.
The operateion of this machine is simple and relarively straight-forward. One simply plugs it in, turns it on, places the knife in the proper slot and slowly withdraws the knife. Repeat that several times, alternating sides, and the machine does all the work. Finish by drawing the blade through the polishing slots.
If there is a downside to this product, I have yet to find it.