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[Walmart] Chef's Choice Electric Knife Sharpener $19.97

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Chef's Choice Electric Knife Sharpener $19.97

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/6000197346958

https://stocktrack.ca/?s=wm&upc=8787702211
New efficient sharpening technology for an extremely sharp burr-free edge with lots of "bite". Combines electric and manual sharpening technologies.
• Uses 100% diamond abrasives
• 2 stage sharpening provides an arch shaped edge that is strong and durable
• Sharpens both straight and serrated blades
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would this be much better to use than one of those small manual 2-stage pull through sharpeners?
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Stocktrack showing $40 in my area, it might be store special clearance.
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guessing this one doesn't do both 15 and 20 degrees
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tetris wrote: Stocktrack showing $40 in my area, it might be store special clearance.
$19.97 is the online price.
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Based on the pic, model is “Hybrid 202-2”. Can’t find anything online about it. Price seems good but no idea how this compares to the more expensive Chef’s Choice sharpeners.
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all stores near me show $39.97
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you can order online and pickup in store. have to pay 5 handling fee though
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vader_slri wrote: Based on the pic, model is “Hybrid 202-2”. Can’t find anything online about it. Price seems good but no idea how this compares to the more expensive Chef’s Choice sharpeners.
I'm thinking that might be a model number specific to Walmart. There's one on Target.com that's 100% identical, except it's white and its number is 200-2.

At only $40 regular price and no reviews I wouldn't expect any miracles.
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Could be pretty decent deal. I'm guessing it does 20 degree angles. But if it sharpens as well as my 1520 then $20 is a great price.
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I was about to take my Henckle Twilling made in Germany knives to a professional knife sharpener. He charges $1 per inch. Can someone recommend a decent knife sharpener or will a two sided wet stone do the trick along with honing steel?
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StealthFinder wrote: I was about to take my Henckle Twilling made in Germany knives to a professional knife sharpener. He charges $1 per inch. Can someone recommend a decent knife sharpener or will a two sided wet stone do the trick along with honing steel?
That will do the trick but it's whether or not your technique is any good without a guide. Some may find it hard to keep the proper angle while sharpening. That's the draw of these Chef's Choice sharpeners - pretty fool proof.
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But then I also read somewhere that these types of sharpeners take off the steel too.
Miguel Sánchez wrote: That will do the trick but it's whether or not your technique is any good without a guide. Some may find it hard to keep the proper angle while sharpening. That's the draw of these Chef's Choice sharpeners - pretty fool proof.
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StealthFinder wrote: But then I also read somewhere that these types of sharpeners take off the steel too.
All sharpeners take off steel. Honing steels straighten the edge.
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StealthFinder wrote: But then I also read somewhere that these types of sharpeners take off the steel too.
This type of sharpener (diamond wheels) takes off significantly less material than carbide and ceramic manual sharpeners.

The whole "don't use an electric knife sharpener" idealogy was true was true before, but then the industry got better. The only reasons to avoid Chef's Choice electric sharpeners would be to avoid the marks the guides can leave on your knives (i.e. if you bought that $350 Kramer Damascus) or you're so skilled with blocks that you can do a better job by hand, which very few people can.

This particular sharpener is only good for 20° Western-style knives. Anything from Japan and most modern knives use the much slimmer and sharper 15° edge.

This is probably also slower to sharpen than their $100+ models, but the diamond wheels inside should be the same.
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StealthFinder wrote: I was about to take my Henckle Twilling made in Germany knives to a professional knife sharpener. He charges $1 per inch. Can someone recommend a decent knife sharpener or will a two sided wet stone do the trick along with honing steel?
A good honing steel may be all you need for now especially if you haven't honed the blade ever - you will have to hone it multiple times however.

The question is - what's the condition of the blade's edge? Any damage or is it just mis-aligned in parts (which is very common). Honing won't fix any ticks or redefine the bevel... it will generally improve what you have.
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Nikhilvoid wrote: Should I get this or a new whetstone?

I have a 5000 grit Suehiro Rika 5000 one, but that's for polishing.

I was thinking about this one: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B075T64F9S/
Its a personal choice, the whetstone will always reign supreme for the knife sharpening purist.

But for a more casual user like myself the chefs choice (I have the 1520) can do a better job in less than 5 mins than I can do in 30 mins+ (or possibly ever) on the whetstone.
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Nikhilvoid wrote: Should I get this or a new whetstone?

I have a 5000 grit Suehiro Rika 5000 one, but that's for polishing.

I was thinking about this one: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B075T64F9S/
Electric sharpeners typically have very aggressive stones in order to put a bevel on an edge with the fewest passes of the blade. As such, you may find that even with the electric sharpener, you might get a finish that is the same as the 400 grit stone and as such, to be able to use your 5000 grit stone effectively, you will need a middle step or two (ie a 1000 grit stone) aways in order to get a good enough surface to use that 5000.

IMHO, if you put a good edge on a blade, the need for aggressive stones is fairly low as long as there isn't any damage on the edge - ie a quick touch up using higher grit stones is all that is required for most well kept blades along with frequent honing.
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craftsman wrote:
Electric sharpeners typically have very aggressive stones in order to put a bevel on an edge with the fewest passes of the blade. As such, you may find that even with the electric sharpener, you might get a finish that is the same as the 400 grit stone and as such, to be able to use your 5000 grit stone effectively, you will need a middle step or two (ie a 1000 grit stone) aways in order to get a good enough surface to use that 5000.

IMHO, if you put a good edge on a blade, the need for aggressive stones is fairly low as long as there isn't any damage on the edge - ie a quick touch up using higher grit stones is all that is required for most well kept blades along with frequent honing.
Thanks, so I should get the Chinese 400/1000 stone instead?

edit: I found I had this: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001CQTLJM

What equivalent grit would this be? 400 for the fine one?
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