The Smith’sDiamond Edge Elite Electric Knife Sharpener offers two stages of mechanical sharpening, coarse and fine. This allows you to match the condition of the blade with the appropriate rate of metal removal needed to sharpen the edge. Two stages of sharpening helps prolong the life of your knife by only taking off enough metal to make your knife sharp while giving you profession results every time.
After sharpening both sides of your blade with the diamond sharpening wheels, Smith's recommends using the extra-fine ceramic sharpening wheel for a razor sharp finish. Ceramic stones remove any burrs left on your blade from mechanical sharpening and put a razor sharp edge on your blade and can be used for a quick touch up of an already sharp blade.
Electric Sharpening Features:
Fast and precise sharpening of straight edge blades
Blade guides hold knife at correct sharpening angle
Coarse Diamond Sharpening Wheels and Extra-fine Ceramic Sharpening Wheels
Manual Sharpening Features:
Lightly hones straight or serrated edge blades
Fixed angle ceramic stones
Straight Edge Blades: Electric - Yes Manual - Yes
Serrated Edge Blades: Electric - No Manual - Yes
Household Scissors: Electric - No Manual - No
Sharpener Wheel Abrasive:
Electric - Diamond Coarse = 325 Grit; Extra Fine Ceramic = 1,000 Grit
Manual - Extra Fine Ceramic = 1,000 Grit