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!
My son and I have been using this device for a few months now and I really like how it works and the sharpen that you get from it. It did take a few times to feel comfortable using it. My son keeps it in his hockey bag and has used it a couple of times now when he has lost an edge on his skates. He really likes it. Great tool for a quick fix.
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!