Knife sharpening tools have the ability to sharpen knives up to 3 inches wide at any angle range from 10 to 30 degrees. Most of homeowners should consider having at least one knife sharpening tool at their home. Sharpening is important because it is the process of refining a sharp edge of appropriate shape on a knife. Not only that it can be use anytime you need, but it will also protect you from the danger of using dull knives. Using a dulled knife to cut the ingredients is not easy since you need to put extra pressure in cutting. That will lead to additional danger if you are not careful enough because you can slip while cutting and then potentially injure yourself accidentally. To choose a sharpener, you need to be watchful and look at your needs in using them. If you only one type of knives at home, just buy a simple and easy to use sharpening stone. If you have multiple types of knives at home, it is better to choose a sharpening tool which can be used for a wide variety of types and models of knives. So, before buying knife sharpening tools, consider some of the aspect below;
- Choose knife sharpening tools that can be used to sharpen a wide variety of knives and blades.
- For a novice, try to get a sharpening tool that comes with angle guide for getting the best result.
- Your sharpening tool should be able to operate in a way that doesn’t destroy the tempering of the knives’ steel.
All aspects above are to ensure the longevity of your knives and keep the sharpness at top notch.
KME Knife Sharpening Tool
The KME sharpening tool has a set of sharpening stones. The angle setting is fairly easy to be adjusted, range from 17 to 30 degrees. To change the angle, you can simply raise or lower the sharpening rod to the desired angle. Once the setting is set, you can lock it into place. KME is a bit different since you have clamps to place the knife in between and they will rotate 180 degrees to allow you to quickly sharpen both side of the knife. On each clamp, there is a layer of neoprene which is used to ensure there won’t be any damage to the finish of the knife while it is firmly held in place. KME has two different clamps, for larger and smaller knives. You tighten the thump nut to the desired level to lock the clamps in place.
Edge Pro’s APEX Sharpening Tool
Edge Pro’s Apex is not electric sharpener. It will not give any damage the temper of the knives since it doesn’t need any heating during sharpening. Even though you need to manually operate this sharpener, you can set the angle to meet your need, between 10 to 24 degrees. The sharpener itself is very durable and in high quality, you will get high quality knife back once you are done using this sharpener. There is a built-in stops for safety so you won’t accidentally cut yourself. A wide variety of knives can be sharpen using these knife sharpening tools.