Pros: Durability, Ease of Use, Effectiveness, Overall Quality
Best thing sense sliced bread!
I would like to start off by saying I'm impressed. Hands down the best sharpening system I've owned to date. This system is easy to use and with short time anyone (almost anyone) can become highly proficient at making a polished edge, hair popping, scalpel comparable scary sharp edge. I wanted this system for a while but was on the fence over the price. $200+ is quite an initial investment but well worth every penny once you've owned the EPA ( edge pro apex) for a short period of time. The quality of the edge you can apply to most if not any knife is well worth it. If your like my self, I truly love a HIGH quality tactical or edc folder in my pocket at all times. The catch to that is what's a $180 s30v blade steal tactical folder worth if its dull, Nothing! I own a moderate collection of nice, high end, hard use, custom and collectible knives, this system works to perfectly sharpen all of them. My biggest concerns or apprehensions before purchasing this unit was the base is constructed of plastic and stones I've used before clog and loose effectiveness rapidly. I'm happily surprised that the base is strong and quit steady, no problems or complaints there. The stones are also of great quality, as long as you are for them properly your golden. Just wash with warm water and dish soap and like new. Replacement parts are readily available and reasonably priced if you do end up with an issue. This kit (apex 4) comes well stocked with everything you need. The apex also comes with an instructional booklet and DVD witch is extremely helpful. I recommend watching it before getting started. All in all I would recommend this product to a person who's considering the purchase. I'm sure you'll appreciate the extended use you'll get out of your knives. # 1 tip!! Don't show your friends the results from this sharpener. You will have a pile of knives big and small on your table. Good luck and stay sharp my friends!!