Sharpening tools, metal items that feature blades, and all types of knives has never been easier than it is with the help of the Work Sharp Ken Onion electric knife sharpening system. If exceptional performance is what you're looking for, don't be afraid to give it a try.
When two powerhouses unite, results are usually impressive. This is what happened with the inception of the Ken Onion electric sharpener, two of the biggest names on the market, more precisely Work Sharp and Ken Onion, uniting their workforces to manufacture a product of a superior quality.
The extended features make it an indispensable presence in all households, saving sharpness in items that you use on a daily basis in only a few minutes. Learn everything there is to know about the sharpener and what you have to gain from owning and using it by reading the following lines.
Obviously, the design of the platform matters as you require an easy to handle tool that doesn’t take up too much space and that is convenient to use. With the WSKTS-KO electric knife sharpener, you will get to uncover its full potential fast and easy as it boasts a simplistic and compact design.
Weighing only 7 ounces, it is going to be a cinch for you to relocate it or carry it with you wherever you go – on hiking or hunting adventures, for example. The system is not only lightweight but very compact as well, measuring a mere 5.5 inches by 10 inches by 6 inches, thus occupying little space on the counter, or in your bag when you’re traveling with it.
The 120 VAC, 1.5 amp motor that the Work Sharp Ken Onion features gives it enough juice to handle any sharpening task you might throw its way. This top-notch motor along with the sharpening guide and the flexible abrasives make it the go-to solution for sharpening items like kitchen knives, serrated knives, scissors, pocket and hunting knives, and basically all blades out there. Widely considered as being the pinnacle of cutlery sharpening, it’s a system that you can use on multiple occasions as it is fully adjustable from 15° to 30°. Thus, there’s no real limitation when it comes to its use.
|Specs||WSKTS-KO Ken Onion|
|Dimensions||5.5” x 10” x 6”|
|Number of sharpening stages||1|
|Precision angle guides||Yes|
|Adjustability||From 15 to 30 degrees|
|Serrated knife sharpening||Yes|
|Straight edge knife sharpening||Yes|
|Sharpening time||Under 1 minute|
|Variable speed control||Yes|
We’ll begin the features section by covering the customization aspects that make the Ken Onion such a versatile sharpener. The variable speed control that the motor featured by it offers can be set anywhere from 1200 SFM to 2800 SFM. This means that you will enjoy optimal belt speed for any task that you’ll take up. As aforementioned, the sharpening guide can easily be adjusted anywhere from 15 to 30 degrees, meaning that any cutlery or item that features a blade can be sharpened with it.
It comes with a staggering five flexible abrasive belts that give it unlimited sharpening capabilities and that measure 3/4″ by 12″. Also, it comes with a grinding attachment for tools that allows precision tool and metal sharpening. Overall, what you must take away from these pieces of information is that this isn’t a luxury purchase but rather a necessity as it saves you from making costly replacements.
As previously mentioned, there are no less than five belts that come with the Ken Onion platform. These belts are the P120 that is extra-coarse, the X65 that is coarse, the X22 that is medium, the X4 that is fine, and the 6000 that is extra-fine. The belts are quite unique and special as they are intended to outlast conventional models, handling intense use without tearing or wearing out easily.
To use it, install the attachment that it comes with onto the tool’s platform, then follow up by installing the proper belt for the task at hand. Power it at the appropriate speed, and you can commence the process. If you’re new to knife sharpeners, our instructions or the instructions provided in the user manual don’t answer all of your questions regarding the product’s operation, check out the video above and follow the steps shown in it.
A clear indicator of a product’s quality is the warranty that the manufacturer offers for it. The WSKTS-KO is the direct result of two notorious brands combining forces, so it was expected that the sharpener’s quality would be staggering. Thus, the 1-year warranty provided for it doesn’t come as a surprise at all. It might not be an industry-leading warranty, but it’s long enough to ensure that you’ll recuperate your investment in case anything happens to the product after this free fix period passes.
However, if you want to enjoy the perk of having the sharpener fixed free of charge during this first year after purchasing it, you must make sure to use it properly, as instructed in the user manual that it comes with. Also, make sure that you don’t plug it into a higher voltage power source than recommended as it will suffer damage that isn’t covered by the warranty, voiding it by doing so. Any questions you have about the product’s operation can be answered by simply contacting the customer support team on the manufacturer’s website.