Shop test: Powered Sharpeners

October 2017 Issue 249 Page: 48 Number of Pages: 6.00

Struggle with sharpening your hand tools? Electric sharpeners deliver consistently sharp tools with a lot less labor than using a handheld honing guide and some stones. And let us state this up front: We’re not sharpening snobs. We’ll use any system or method that delivers acceptable results. So we set out to find the best powered sharpeners from a group on nine wet-and dry-wheel sharpeners.