Where can they improve the Lansky Deluxe?
The Lansky isn’t perfect. Here are my main issues with it.
The screws don’t tighten well
The Lansky doesn’t grip a blade well IF you don’t tighten the main screw with a pair of pliers. I didn’t use a pair of pliers the first time I sharpened a knife, so the knife shifted while I worked on it. This caused me to lose the sharpening angle.
After this experience I started tightening the locking screw with pliers. It works fine, despite my initial doubts.
I would have preferred the Lansky with hex button-head cap screws, though.
A file extension would work well
While sharpening the axe, I couldn’t help but wonder why Lansky doesn’t make a file extension for working down rough edges. Lansky makes a heavy duty tool sharpener, but it doesn’t work in the same way their honing stones work. They could design a tool sharpener with a guide rod extension.
It won’t work well on all metals. A file has no effect on hard metal. But there are cases where a file would work well.