+ $34 for 10-day shipping. Sometimes it sucks to live on an island...
People sharpen on those? Seems kind wimpy for steel.
Yes, they do. Lee Valley sells something like this and these guys do as well. Actually, if you look at the reviews, most of them are from people sharpening. I was talking to the guy at edgemasters about belts and he assured me I'd never want to use stones again once I started sharpening on one of these.
It works OK for sharpening and tip repairs. I got along with only having one of these for about a year of pro sharpening.
How about using this for shaping new handles for old knives?
This is one that I have been eyeing lately, but I have a 20% off coupon for HF and I think I am going to get the yellow one with the combo disk/belt sander instead. On Friday I am heading to a store.
If you search bladeforums or knifeforums there are quite a few threads about tweaking the HF sanders, how to use them, belts etc.
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States...nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” -- Isaac Asimov
Just got better I got a discount code that's good till the 20th, take 20% off any one item.