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Electric Knife Sharpener

Post by JimTom » 01 Apr 2021, 8:53 pm

G’day gents.

I have been having a bit of a look for an electric knife sharpener and was hoping someone on here had some experience.
They range anywhere from under $100 to $500. Not sure I’d want to drop $500 on one though.
I have a few filleting, hunting, and kitchen knives to sort out. I normally use a stone however it will take me a month of Sundays to get it al done.
Anyone on here have any recommendations?
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Re: Electric Knife Sharpener

Post by boingk » 01 Apr 2021, 9:19 pm

Cheap tungsten and ceramic sharpener does me. Small, fits in a pocket, bag or drawer and works a treat.

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Re: Electric Knife Sharpener

Post by JimTom » 03 Apr 2021, 7:43 am

boingk wrote:Cheap tungsten and ceramic sharpener does me. Small, fits in a pocket, bag or drawer and works a treat.

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Thanks for the reply mate. I have seen those before, look like a practical bit of kit.
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Re: Electric Knife Sharpener

Post by mchughcb » 03 Apr 2021, 7:58 am

I'm not a pro. Not even close.
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Re: Electric Knife Sharpener

Post by boingk » 03 Apr 2021, 9:59 pm

JimTom wrote:
boingk wrote:Cheap tungsten and ceramic sharpener does me. Small, fits in a pocket, bag or drawer and works a treat.


Thanks for the reply mate. I have seen those before, look like a practical bit of kit.


Cheers!

I used one at Uni when I worked at a camping shop, ended up buying one. My $2 Woolies kitchen knife was so sought after in the dorm kitchen I had to label the handle to stop it from going walking. Years later and my father, ever the champion of a sharp kitchen knife, remarked on my kitchen knifes he was using to cut chicken. Again, cheap knives and a basic tungsten/ceramic sharpener. He was impressed. Needless to say I still use the same system.

I understand a quality knife would hold the edge longer. The main disadvantage is if they are sharpened at a particular angle, the sharpener will make its own-angled edge. If this doesn't bother you then thats fine. If it does, you may be best off with a dedicated hone or an adjustable angled one.

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Re: Electric Knife Sharpener

Post by JimTom » 04 Apr 2021, 6:26 am

mchughcb wrote:https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Professional-Chef-Knife-Sharpener-Kitchen-Sharpening-System-Fix-Angle-4-Stones/142251930585?hash=item211ee033d9:g:0o8AAOSwjVReomL8


Thanks for the link mate. Appreciate it. :drinks:
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Re: Electric Knife Sharpener

Post by JimTom » 04 Apr 2021, 6:27 am

boingk wrote:
JimTom wrote:
boingk wrote:Cheap tungsten and ceramic sharpener does me. Small, fits in a pocket, bag or drawer and works a treat.


Thanks for the reply mate. I have seen those before, look like a practical bit of kit.


Cheers!

I used one at Uni when I worked at a camping shop, ended up buying one. My $2 Woolies kitchen knife was so sought after in the dorm kitchen I had to label the handle to stop it from going walking. Years later and my father, ever the champion of a sharp kitchen knife, remarked on my kitchen knifes he was using to cut chicken. Again, cheap knives and a basic tungsten/ceramic sharpener. He was impressed. Needless to say I still use the same system.

I understand a quality knife would hold the edge longer. The main disadvantage is if they are sharpened at a particular angle, the sharpener will make its own-angled edge. If this doesn't bother you then thats fine. If it does, you may be best off with a dedicated hone or an adjustable angled one.

- boingk


Thanks mate. I have been doing a bit of reading I. Relation to sharpening angles etc, for various knives ie fillet vs kitchen knife. Thinking something with variable angle adjustment may be the go.
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Re: Electric Knife Sharpener

Post by Blr243 » 04 Apr 2021, 8:16 am

Bunnings sell a very coarse aggressive 4 sided diamond stone for ten bucks .. I use them for large metal removal to save time before finishing with conventional stones ......I would definitely consider one of those fancy ceramic tungsten things if it could give me the low flat Traditional angles I prefer
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Re: Electric Knife Sharpener

Post by pomemax » 04 Apr 2021, 1:31 pm

watch I can not rate it high enough
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztiIFNtmY3o
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Re: Electric Knife Sharpener

Post by mchughcb » 04 Apr 2021, 1:45 pm

JimTom wrote:
mchughcb wrote:https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Professional-Chef-Knife-Sharpener-Kitchen-Sharpening-System-Fix-Angle-4-Stones/142251930585?hash=item211ee033d9:g:0o8AAOSwjVReomL8


Thanks for the link mate. Appreciate it. :drinks:


I've taught many people who couldn't get a knife sharp to use this and they now can get any knife shaving sharp. The stones aren't the best but they are cheap. I bought the original american model and you can tell the difference not just on the built but the stones. However its about 5 times more expensive. I gave my ebay version to my boss who now sharpens all his family's knives. I've also done sissors on it as well.
I'm not a pro. Not even close.
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Re: Electric Knife Sharpener

Post by in2anity » 05 Apr 2021, 9:05 pm

I’ve used them all over my life, from the old combo stone, to Jap water stones, to the guided thingies discussed above, and yes you can always yield a razor result.... with varying time and effort. Nowadays I am lazy and just use the Worksharp Electric Knife & Tool Sharpener (Ken Onion Edition). Fast and consistent. 10 minutes max and you have your razor blade.
At what point does a lack of maintenance become "patena"?
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Re: Electric Knife Sharpener

Post by JimTom » 07 Apr 2021, 7:47 pm

pomemax wrote:watch I can not rate it high enough
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztiIFNtmY3o


Thanks mate, I have seen these before. Seem
Practical enough and no doubt do the trick. Old mate was a bit awkward there at the start. :lol:
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Re: Electric Knife Sharpener

Post by JimTom » 07 Apr 2021, 7:48 pm

Thanks for the input gents. Sincerely appreciated. Apologies for the tardy reply, work has been a bit on the busy side as of late.
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Re: Electric Knife Sharpener

Post by disco stu » 07 Apr 2021, 10:46 pm

An alternative to one of those ceramic pull through ones is the back of a ceramic knife. Use it like a steel, but works much better and faster.

Don't be afraid to use files on knives either. Picked this up from sharpening broadheads. I got sick of spending hours reshaping the bevel to what I want and started using the file, just finishing on a stone. Then a few swypes on back of ceramic knife gets much better edge than the stones I have
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Re: Electric Knife Sharpener

Post by pomemax » 07 Apr 2021, 10:53 pm

It realy is depending on how much your willing to spend you can get a stone from bunnings for 20$ up to $1400 for a Tormek wet stone
https://www.justtools.com.au/brands/tormek-tools/
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Re: Electric Knife Sharpener

Post by Bello » 08 Apr 2021, 7:39 am

Hi Guys
I went to a catering supply warehouse and bought an electric knife sharpener. Back then it was expensive, around the $200 or $300 mark.
It isn't too technical, but does the job.
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Re: Electric Knife Sharpener

Post by Blr243 » 10 Apr 2021, 2:41 pm

Paper sharpening wheels bought online to suit an existing 8 inch bench grinder are a different unusual system that works very fast on certain things. Not a lot of people know about them
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Re: Electric Knife Sharpener

Post by disco stu » 10 Apr 2021, 4:34 pm

Blr243 wrote:Paper sharpening wheels bought online to suit an existing 8 inch bench grinder are a different unusual system that works very fast on certain things. Not a lot of people know about them


Do you use those with some sort of compound to do the work? Much stiffer and better for exact stuff than cloth buffing type wheel I would imagine
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