Oh, yes. In more ways than one. There is a small learning curve, and you may have to play with it to discover how it works. But when you get it, look out! If you need some tips on the proper technique for sharpening, check out our support videos.

The SELECTOOL is superior in virtually every respect.

Most sharpeners are even in overall performance and value. Some may be fast and some may be accurate, but there is rarely a clear winner among them.

The SELECTOOL is different. Look at this knife sharpener Comparison Chart and see for yourself how the SELECTOOL is hard to beat.

COMPARISON TOTALS

 
FREEHAND
STONE/ROD
PULL-THROUGH
“V” SHARPENER
CLAMP-AND-ROD
SYSTEM
ELECTRO-BELT
SHARPENER
SELECTOOL
ACCURACY
1
2
4
5
5
SPEED
1
5
2
5
5
EASE
1
5
3
3
5
CONSISTENCY
1
3
4
4
5
VERSATILE
3
1
2
3
5
SAFETY
3
4
5
5
5
DURABLE
5
3
5
4
5
PORTABLE
3
5
3
1
5
PRICE
5
4
2
1
5
TOTAL
(OUT OF 45)
23
32
30
31
45

The SELECTOOL – Master Sharpener dates back to the early 1960’s, and has been in continuous production since then. J.R. NEUMILLER has owned it since 2011, and produces the SELECTOOL entirely in Salisbury, NC.

The SELECTOOL Master Sharpener is available for purchase direct from our website. It is also available in limited retail outlets and catalogs, and is demonstrated at live shows around the country. (It is extremely easy to show, and many people are enjoying secondary incomes from a few weekends a month. Find out more about becoming a SELECTOOL Distributor.)

The twin guides on the SELECTOOL both maintain the ideal sharpening angles for both sides, and prevent the blade from cutting anything outside the guide. Your fingers are quite safe, and would be in danger only if you intentionally tried to cut them. (Don’t try to intentionally cut them.)

As we’ve all heard, “A sharp knife is a safe knife,” and this is very true. A sharp cutting blade does not slip or require excessive pressure to do its job, so it’s much easier to control.

That said, I’ve cut myself a LOT more with a sharp edge than with a dull one, (but I don’t get the BIG ACCIDENT the dull edge encourages.) Avoiding accidents is a matter of respecting and remembering the edge is SHARP.

The SELECTOOL has a LIFETIME WARRANTY, which means if it fails or breaks, you can send it back and get a replacement for FREE. (Return processing and handling charges do apply). Please CONTACT US to arrange a replacement. We actually replace very few because they actually are very durable. Not that they can’t be broken, but they typically do not break under normal use, (and we know the difference between accidental versus intentional breakage.) If you want to take advantage of our EXTREMELY generous replacement policy, we won’t stop you, but you’ll be the one staring back at yourself in that mirror.

The answer is, “Enough.” You must work with the tool to discover the right pressure for yourself.