Product Comparison: Edge Pro Apex 4 vs Lansky LKDMD


General Specifications
Brand
Edge Pro
Lansky
Model
Apex 4
LKDMD
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
The Apex Model Edge Pro is a patented system that will sharpen any size or shape blade (up to 3 ½" wide), including serrated knives. Knives can be sharpened at exactly the same angle every time, making re-sharpening so fast you will never work with a dull blade again. Our water stones have been custom formulated to free you from messy, gummed-up oil stones.
The 4-Stone Deluxe Diamond Controlled-Angle Sharpening System ensures that your knife edge sharpens to the exact bevel you specify. Designed to give your blade a professional, razor sharp edge every time, regardless of your sharpening ability. Excellent for beginners and advanced users alike. The original and legendary Controlled-Angle System is the ultimate in Knife Sharpening technology.
Key Specs
Type
Mechanical
Mechanical
Design
Sharpening System
Tablestand Sharpening Kit
Best For
All cutting knives and tools
Chef's Knives, Santoku Knives, Hunting Knives, Fillet Knives, Pocket Knives
Polishing
Yes
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Edge Pro Apex 4 Knife Sharpening System
  • Once you get the hang of the sharpener, it works great. I used an digital angle gauge (I'm a woodworker) to set for type of knife.
  • Pretty much every knife I owned needed to be re angled from years of hand sharpening so the 120 got a ton of use.
  • Amazing knife sharpening system ! I'm a working chef and since purchasing this kit two months ago I keep my knives sharper than ever ! Highly recommend!
  • Undoubtedly the best knife sharpening system I have ever owned. I don't know about how well this would compare against Kershaw's Wicked Edge, but I am highly satisfied!
  • The knife sharpener is great. With a little practice the process becomes quick and easy and you can get razor sharp knives in no time.
Lansky LKDMD 4-Stone Deluxe Diamond Knife Sharpening Kit
  • The courser diamond stones are very aggressive and excellent at re-profiling edges. This system made easy work of the 50 Rockwell broadheads I took 5° off of. And the medium and fine grit stones finished the broadheads with an excellent edge that was sharp and durable.
  • It cuts the sharpening time in 1/2 from the regular stone system. The extra course stone I rarely use (made for reprofiling). This system plus the Ceramic stone (yellow) is a great Combo.
  • Diamond over stone. I have had it for a year or so with no real signs or wear.
  • For larger knives (e.g. anything longer than about 5-6 inches, the system is going to need to be adjusted very frequently to handle the entire length of the blade. It's really rather small.
Size & Weight
Height
5.3 in
1.7 in
Depth
2.2 in
9.8 in
Width
17.4 in
10 in
Weight
3 oz
1.6 oz
Sharpening
Sharpening Abrasives
Waterstone - 120, Waterstone - 220, Waterstone - 400, Waterstone - 600, Waterstone - 1000
Extra Coarse Diamond (70 grit), Coarse Diamond (120 grit), Medium Diamond (280 grit), Fine Diamond (600 grit)
Sharpening Stages
Sharpening Stage
Re-profiling the bevel grind, Edge reconditioning, Sharpening and less frequent touch-ups, Most frequent touch-ups to keep your blade paper-slicing sharp
Sharpening Angle
10°, 15°, 18°, 21°, 24°
17°, 20°, 25°, 30°
What customers say about "Sharpening"
Edge Pro Apex 4 Knife Sharpening System
  • When going from one stone to another, the variance can change the angle and create either a lot more work or an inconsistent edge.
  • This kit lets you do all of the stone sharpening and keeps the angle the same and really does an outstanding job.
  • The key to a good edge is to have a flat bevel, the correct bevel angle, and micro-serrations perpendicular to the edge.
  • The sharpener will get your knives razor sharp and you can maintain factory angles quite easily.
  • The reach of the tool is limited, so you'll have to move knives with long blades (more than about 6") from side to side to get to all of the blade. This makes it a little more difficult to hold the angle consistent.
Lansky LKDMD 4-Stone Deluxe Diamond Knife Sharpening Kit
  • Allows for "custom" sharpening of a given knife, beyond what other systems with limited sharpening angles or grits provide.
  • Stones are great, I get a perfect razor edge in just a few swipes!
  • I love the angle that you're able to hold with this system. It's almost a "set it and forget it" system. As long as you use the same slots each time and ensure that the rods are set correctly, you'll be able to produce a fine edge with very little work.
  • Does what it's supposed to and sharpens knives quickly. You can't ask for more. I purchased the Sapphire Polishing Hone separately to get the blade extra smooth. Otherwise, the finest diamond hone leaves the blade with a noticeable edge.
  • Sharpening many knives, especially those that are worn, larger, or need re-angled, can be a lot of work. Sore wrists and blisters can be expected if you have a whole set of knives to deal with.
  • At the lowest, flattest angle, the guide rod hits the rear screwhead and the hone hits the clamp at the ramp. I would buy a shorter screw.
Features
Color
Black/Stainless Steel
Black
Materials
Plastic/Metal
Plastic/Metal
Base Type
Rubber Feet
Multi-angle clamp
On/Off Switch Button
No
No
Accessories Included
120 Grit Coarse water stone, 220 Grit Medium Fine water stone, 400 Grit Fine water stone, 600 Grit Extra Fine water stone, 1000 Grit Ultra fine water stone, 1 Pack of 2000 Grit Polish Tapes (15 per pack), 1 Pack of 3000 Grit Polish Tapes (15 per pack), 2 Polish Tape Mounting Blanks, 8" 1200 Grit Ceramic Hone, Micro-fiber Towel, Water Bottle, Black Cordura Carrying Case
Precision-engineered, multi-angle, flip-over knife clamp, Extra Coarse Diamond, Coarse Diamond, Medium Diamond, Fine Diamond, One guide rod for each honing stone, Specially formulated honing oil, Extra long knife clamp screws, Storage/carrying case
Extras
Does not clamp the blade, Adjustable sharpening angles
Sharpening hones on color-coated, finger-grooved safety holders, Consistent angle every time, Convenient storage case, Expandable with additional hones widely available
What customers say about "Features"
Edge Pro Apex 4 Knife Sharpening System
  • This was researched by my daughter who concluded this was the best value with the features she was looking for. She loves it!
  • The Edge-Pro can be quickly adjusted to accommodate blades of any size and shape, from heavy tactical blades to thin pen knives and everything in between.
  • When you switch to your next plate, use it as a feeler gauge, BUT move only the upper, original Edge Pro adjustment, instead of the collar. This will compensate for the difference in thicknesses and maintain your desired angle.
  • The stones last long as well. I sharpen professionally and this portable sharpener is my go to for all jobs requiring the utmost in sharpening precision.
  • It is a great design. The stones cut well and clean easily.
Lansky LKDMD 4-Stone Deluxe Diamond Knife Sharpening Kit
  • The whole kit has a small footprint and can store nicely.
  • Components allow for easy swap/replacement of parts.
  • Guide rods need some tweeking to get straight with stones, but once you get them there label them for each stone and you won't have to bend them again.
  • I'm also a big fan of the "compactness" of the product. All four hones, the guide rods, useless oil, screws for larger knives, and the universal base (purchased separately) can all fit into the case and transported easily.
  • The clamp - my old one from the 80s is machined aluminum, this new one looks and feels cheap, the jaws are not finished for a positive seating of the blade but a few minutes with a file will solve that problem.
  • I'm not a fan of the thumb screw on the back of the stones. They stick out so much that you're unable to use the whole stone's surface to sharpen. To fix this problem I went to the local big box home improvement store and bought a 3/8" 10-24 thread set screw to replace the thumb screw.
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
99.99 $


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