|Product Type: Scissor sharpener||Country of Manufacture: United States|
Always enthralled by knife sharpening, Friel included in his list the invention of a truly effective electric knife sharpener that would work on a wide variety of knives, particularly, fine quality gourmet knives. He rescued a 20-year-old set of Gerber knives from a closet. They were a present from his wife June, and to his great frustration, he had never been able to put a satisfactory edge on them.
With fierce determination and a personal deadline of three years to show himself adequate progress on the project, Friel set to work in a basement laboratory and then sought the assistance of other professionals. "They were the nucleus of the EdgeCraft team," recalls Friel. He created thirteen prototypes before he came up with one that satisfied him. Soon after its introduction, the Chef's Choice Diamond Hone Sharpener earned the acclaim of food experts and chefs worldwide, including Pierre Franey, Jacques Pépin and the late Craig Claiborne.
Friel compares the day he left DuPont to follow his second career to the day he walked away from Johns Hopkins University after earning a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering."Unlike the day I left Johns Hopkins, when I left DuPont I could proceed with the knowledge and confidence gained from some 40 years of hands-on experience," Friel recalls. "I saw a need and I had the confidence that I could deliver."
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wendy from Watertown, NY– Verified Buyer
Why didn't I buy this twenty years ago! I'm a dog groomer so my scissors need sharpening often. It does a great job! This will be a big money saver.
A little noisy but worth it.
Hollie from Palm Coast, FL– Verified Buyer
I would have to pay over $50 dollars a pair to get my professional shears sharpened but this little machine is a huge wallet saver. My shears cut just like a pro sharpened them and my kitchen scissors have never been better.
Faye from radford, Va– Verified Buyer
Used to sharpen both expensive and less expensive scissors--product works great on both. I had scissors that I used to clip coupons then couldn't used on fabric. Now they are sharp enough to use on my sewing projects