I have been using this tool for a few months now. It takes a little while to get the hang of but I would like to think that I am pretty good with it now. I have 2 boys that play a lot who I am on the ice with plus I play myself. Needless to say I have been looking for something like this. It is a must have for any hockey trainer as I have repaired lost edges on the bench and the player has not even missed a shift. I have done at least 40 sharpens with mine and its still sharpening. My experience is that I still get my skates sharpened at Pro Hockey life or Play it again but rather than once every 1.5 to 2 weeks I now do them every 2 months. Fits in my jacket pocket on the bench - so convenient!
I highly recommend the Blade Barber sharpening tool. I got the chance to use mine last weekend and it really works! High quality shopping from a tool small enough to put on my key chain. Service is top notch, Blade Barber accidentally sent me the wrong hollow on one of my items and quickly shipped out a replacement at no cost to me. I am living overseas in Japan at the moment and this tool is very useful to me as sharpening services are very difficult to get to. Tim and Peter are great guys and if you have the need for a tool like this I say don't hesitate and just buy it. For this price and quality it can't be beat!
Blade Barber is a great sharpener! The tool will do as advertised and sharpen your skates as well as a machine. Follow the video before you try to use it. Apply light pressure and feel it glide down the blade. Make sure to knock out shavings between passes. The customer service is also top notch with these guys. They will help you with any problem and try their best to make sure you have a great experience. Thanks Tim Maxwell for the help and the awesome product. I will be back.