|Product Dimensions||9.5 x 1.7 x 2.31 cm; 20 Grams|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Size||1/2" ROH, 6.6° Bite Angle|
|Material||Glass filled nylon. aluminum, tungsten carbide|
|Number of Pieces||1|
|Special Features||Will sharpen 25-30 pairs of skates|
|Item Weight||20 g|
Blade Barber Skate Sharpener
- sharpens skates in 30 seconds
- available in most popular hollows 7/16 “ , 1/2 “ , 9/16 “, 5/8 “, 11/16 “, 3/4 “, 1 “
- 3-4 passes per edge
- works on all blade types (hockey, figure, goalie) and thicknesses
- will sharpen 25-30 pairs of skates before dulling
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Perfect for the busy hockey player/parent or those who don't have a good skate sharpener near by. Why trust your skates with the new kid at the shop when you can get your own pro-shop quality sharpen yourself with the Blade Barber? The Blade Barber Skate Sharpener uses a tungsten carbide blade to shave steel as it sharpens your skates. This is more than an edge touch up tool, it actually removes steel and sharpen skates. No other tool can replace a completely worn edge like the Blade Barber can.
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I usually use "Edge Again" and a honing stone on my son's hockey skates. I also tried this one my own skates just as curiosity. My son plays in house league and I just skate leisure.
We both noticed with the blade barber there is no question, we both felt a significant and noticeable bite in the skates. Not so much with the honing stones and other "edge again" product. For this product, I think there are GREAT reviews and "1 star" bad reviews for this product. I'm convinced this is a function of inability to use the product properly.
"THE TEST" ?
I thought I try this product for myself : So? I brought the Blade Barber to the arena. I tried to skate myself WITHOUT any sharpening product, then I went to the bench, used just a honing stone product (A&R Re-edger) and went for a few rounds of skating. Then I came back to the bench, I tried a manual "EDGE Again" sharpening contraption and went for a skate. Then, I came back and tried this blade barber 1/2" ROH product and went for a skate.
"WHAT DID I FIND?"
--- Blade barber had a significant noticeable difference in the bite. the 1/2" roh blade barber felt like I just got my skates sharpened from a store.
--- The honing blade (A&R re-edger) was somewhat noticeable
--- The Edge Again product was making my blade feel dull ; by the way Edge Again product was used a dozen times before though however they claim the inserts last 25-30 sharpenings so it should have been fine?
So i fully support the "5 star" reviews on here. I think this is a decent product that actually works. It is so far the best sharpener DIY home product out there IF USED PROPERLY.
I will make a point here, the instructions alert you to a youtube link that implores you to watch. I highly recommend watching and learning and practising before your make a judgement. I think it takes somewhat finesse and practice to make this product work well for you in-between proper professional sharpening's.
Once a gain, I think a professional sharpening is a MUST but in-between, this product seems for me the one that makes the most impact on me, based on some tests and it is the one that makes my son tell me the skates felt "sharp".
I hope this helps -- i tried my best to test this as objectively as possible.
Using it does take some practice, but with some light pressure and good technique you can give your skates a nice edge as often as you like. I prefer mine to be a little less than 1/2" so after a fresh sharpening I let them dull then do a few passes with the BB when I need a "tune up".
Great product for sure and I will forever have one in my bag now because playing without a good edge is not a fund experience at all! Use this to dial in just the right edge for you -- Get one.
My sons play Midget level, and the old V-sharpener just doesn't work. This tool lets you do a good 'fill-in' home sharpen between full sharpenings at the shop.
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The Blade Barber gives us our edges back! Do note, this isn’t a replacement for the pro shop, but it is definitely worth the money saved from having them sharpened at the shop at least once a week. If we only skated ice, I could see this extending the time in between to double.
Also, after purchasing and using, I was approached to receive a small compensation for the review, but already had made up my mind to the value added before I was approached for this review. Regardless, I will always have the Blade Barber handy!