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 – Precision Sharpening from 15° to 30°, Premium Flexible Abrasive Belts, Variable Speed Motor, Multi-Positioning Sharpening Module (Tools & Home Improvement)

ADJUSTABLE SHARPENING GUIDE – produce precise edge bevels from 15° to 30°. Motor- 120VAC / 1.5 amp. Duty Cycle-1 hr continuous

VARIABLE SPEED MOTOR – handle every sharpening task, from grinding to honing. More power with improved cooling & the option of slow speed honing or high speed grinding
PREMIUM FLEXIBLE ABRASIVE BELTS – deliver a strong, long lasting razor-sharp convex edge

FAST, PRECISE, & REPEATABLE – sharpening results with no set up or calibration time

MULTI-POSITION SHARPENING MODULE – for precision knife sharpening or various positions for a wide array of tool sharpening or detail shop grinding tasks

PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN COMPANY – This tool was engineered and assembled by hard working Americans. Work Sharp is part of Darex, a 4th-generation family owned company in Ashland, Oregon. For over 40 years we have been creating industry-leading sharpening tools here in the USA.


Features: 

  • Adjustable sharpening guide – produce precise edge bevels from 15° to 30°. motor- 120Vac/1.5 amp. Duty cycle-1 hr Continuous
  • Variable speed motor – handle every sharpening task, from grinding to honing. More power with improved cooling & the option of slow speed honing or high speed grinding
  • Premium flexible abrasive belts – deliver a strong, long lasting razor-sharp convex edge
  • Fast, precise, & repeatable – sharpening results with no set up or calibration time. The 6000 grit belt measures ½ x inches) for better contact with Serrations, gut hooks and other hard to reach edges
  • Multi-position sharpening module – for precision knife sharpening or various positions for a wide array of tool sharpening or detail shop grinding tasks. The variable speed control (1, 200 sfm to 2, 800 sfm) provides you with the optimal belt speed for the task at hand
  • Proud to be an American company – this tool was engineered and assembled by hard working Americans. Work Sharp is part of darex, a 4th-generation family owned company in Ashland, Oregon. For over 40 years we have been creating industry-leading sharpening tools here in the USA

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