Cost-Effective Sanding Belts for the Work Sharp Ken Onion Knife Sharpener

I’ve had a number of guys email me asking if there are affordable replacement sanding belts for the Work Sharp Ken Onion (KO) edition knife sharpener.  The short answer is yes.

The actual Work Sharp brand belts work very well but they are pricey.  A group called Econaway Abrasives is making affordable replacement belts that I’ve had very good luck with.  Note that the Ken Onion edition uses a 3/4″ wide belt whereas the traditional Work Sharp uses a 1/2″ belt.  That means the KO can use either but the traditional can’t use the KO belts.

Here are the listings:

They sell an ultra premium set of belts that gets good reviews but I haven’t personally used them:

The following is for the optional blade grinding attachment in case you have one:

I hope this helps you save some money!


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Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition – sharpening angles from 15° to 30°, flexible abrasive belts, variable speed motor, multi-positioning sharpening (Tools & Home Improvement)

Other Info: Includes power unit, sharpening guide and cassette, user guide, and instructional DVD. Comes with five abrasive belts (P120-Extra coarse, X65-coarse, X22-Medium, X4-Fine, and 6000-Extra Fine). Adjustable sharpening guide (15 degrees-30 degrees). Heavy duty motor with variable speed. Bench mount fastener. Boxed. May not ship International.

Features: 

  • Crafted from the highest quality materials
  • Built for performance and durability
  • Made in United States

List Price: $149.95 USD
New From: $129.95 USD In Stock
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