Reversible operation not only allows you to use the machine from either side, but helps you use every ounce of sharp in of the wheel
Adjustable tool rests adapt to chisels, knives, bits and more with superior stability
Large footpads absorb vibration and increase traction for consistent sharpening
.7 Amp motor spins the sharpening wheel quickly, even under load
Built tough, reversible and designed to give you the consistently sharp edge you need to chisel, cut and drill your way to a job well done, add this Craftsman electric blade sharpener to your bench, and get the job done right.
This machine does exactly what it says it will do. hone blades. If you want to grind blades buy a grinder with 1600 rpm and a 40 grit wheel. If you don't know the difference maybe you should not play with sharp things.
inside there are two drive belts that will denigrate with age, not overuse, but with age. poor quality. sears-parts will sell you the belts but can not ship them because they can only back-order them (forever) form the manufacturer (who apparently does not have them). I'm finding parts for craftsman harder to receive and they act like it's your fault that you tried to order parts from them and get tired of waiting , "well, its on back-order", forever i guess.
I have owned it over 5 years but only used 1-2 a year. I recently has had a problem the motor start slowing then wheel suddenly did not turn. I opened the case, there are two belts that are broken and cracked into pieces like broken hard plastic. The belt was made like strings wrapped with low quality rubber which would be deteriorated overtime. I could not believe that Craftsman could have used such a low quality belt. The replacement better belt could be found on ****.
Works great, I use this to sharpen all of my knifes