The Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener is an abrasive belt sharpening system. This original Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener is the first sharpener designed to sharpen every cutting instrument you own. Using flexible abrasive belts, the sharpener is able to sharpen not just straight bladed edges, but also curved knives, tanto blades, filet knives, serrated knives, gut hooks and virtually any other shape of knife and scissor blade. The Knife & Tool Sharpener uses precision angle sharpening guides to ensure that you get the proper angle every time with precision and repeatability. Two guides are included in the package: a 50° guide for hunting and outdoor knives (25° per bevel) and a 40° guide for thinner blades and kitchen knives (20° per bevel).
Professional knife makers use flexible belts to put a razor sharp edge on their blades, and now you can have the same technology at your workshop or home to use any time the blades get dull. You may already have other sharpening methods, but never before has a sharpener been able to quickly and easily sharpen this broad range of knives and scissors to such extremely sharp results.
The Original Knife and Tool Sharpener also sharpens other common tools including scissors*, axes, hatchets, mower blades, garden shears, shovels, and most any tools with a cutting edge. The versatility of the Original Knife and Tool Sharpener makes it an invaluable tool for keeping all your blades in razor sharp condition and ready whenever you need them.
All of Ascend Tools' shears can be sharpened (non-serrated blade only). Currently, this sharpener is being used by DIY, riggers and sail-makers to sharpen our ATi-801, ATi-803 and ATi-802 shears. It can also sharpens scissors and many other bladed shop tools and garden tools; like our GLE-521, GLE-523, GLE-525 & GLE-527 garden tools.
The product comes complete with two coarse, two medium and two fine abrasive belts.
This tool is assembled and quality tested in Ashland, Oregon.
*Sharpening scissors requires the use of the included scissor guide. Freehand sharpening cannot create the consistent edge necessary for scissors to cut. The scissor guide is set at 65° based on the most common scissor edge angles. The guide is designed for common "household" size scissors, including kitchen and shop shears. a 60° angled scissor guide is available on the optional 40° Outdoor Knife Guide. It is possible to regrind damaged scissor blades to 65° or 60° angle regardless of the original angle of the edge.