Pros: Durability, Effectiveness, Overall Quality
Cons: Ease of Use, None
I've used this system for the past several years. I have used it for my knives of all types, tactical knives, kitchen knives, as well as for my wood carving tools. Once you grind a fine wire on it and buff off the wire, you basically have yourself a razor. I have literally shaved with the edge made by this system.One thing I keep seeing in the reviews is the danger factor of using the system. I haven't experienced that and here is why... The wheels are larger than the 8 inch wheels which came with my grinder, so I had to remove the guards anyway. I then turned the grinder around and have the wheels turning away from me. Sharpening on the top half of the wheel makes it impossible to have the blade grabbed and thrown from your hands, plus you can see your angle easier. Being sure to use some good wax on the grinder side and then a jewelers rouge on the other side makes for a mirror edge and amazing edge. It does take practice to keep the edge and angle appropriate for the knife, but it isn't hard to get the hang of it. That was my only issue when I began using it.I have had the wheels for probably 12 years and have never had to resurface the grinder. I used some sand paper to true the buffing wheel before first use. Aside from some slight warping and splitting of the laminates from keeping the wheels in a garage which had a major moisture problem, they have held up wonderfully.