Choose a Specialty radius if you are particular about your radius. If you don't know what radius your skate blades are then the Standard 1/2" ROH is your best bet.
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!
October 16, 2018
I find this product easy to use and most importantly convenient - especially on the bench waiting for the next shift. It makes a difference!! Great job Blade Barber 😉
November 24, 2018
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.
January 8, 2019