i need a sharpener. which one would you buy?

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    i need a sharpener. which one would you buy?

    Im going to bass- pro today to buy a knife sharpener. which one would you buy and why? does anybody own one of these? Pros and Cons.. any info would help me make an educated decision.

    Smith's Edge Pro Compact Electric/Manual Sharpener

    Lansky Sharpening System - Standard Kit
    p.s. this is exactly how much i have to spend cause my wife gave me a 30.00 gift cert. for ny birthday

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    Save up a few more bucks and get a Spyderco Tri - Angle Sharpmaker. Easy to use and good bang for your buck.

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    The only way to get a razor sharp edge is with stones, leather and patience... the materials for good manual sharpening kits may exceed the price of an electric model

    If you want quick, convenient and dull blades... go for electric.
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    You get a much better edge with a manual sharpener.
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    Been through the whole sharpening spectrum with woodworking tools. I am sold now on Japanese Water Stones. Look on line at Lee Valley Tool or Woodcraft.

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    I have the lansky not a bad unit but you will need the ultra fine hone. Which is sold separately.
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    I like the lansky as well.

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    +1 Lansky
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    I too am a Lansky fan.

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    Sharpmaker

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    Duo Sharp bench stone models are best. The Aligner guided sharpener deluxe kit though is a very good buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hankster View Post
    Save up a few more bucks and get a Spyderco Tri - Angle Sharpmaker. Easy to use and good bang for your buck.
    plus one. one of the best made.
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    I just use stones and elbow grease, although every once in a while I will take a few knives up for a 'professional' touch.
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    Glad to read your thoughts on this because I've been wondering the same thing. I've just never been to good at stone sharpening.
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    Lansky all the way. As others have stated, buy the fine stone too.
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