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Chef’sChoice® Diamond Hone® EdgeSelect® Knife Sharpener Model 120

$99.99$179.99

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)

The Chef’sChoice® Diamond Hone® EdgeSelect® Knife Sharpener Model 120 delivers fast, foolproof results and highly durable edges for straight edge and serrated 20° knives.

  • 3-Stage sharpener with precision angle control
  • 100% diamond abrasives in Stages 1 and 2
  • Unique stropping and polishing Stage 3 for hairsplitting sharpness
  • EdgeSelect® features allows choice of optimum edges for gourmet, butcher, sporting and serrated knives

Product Features Shown In Red:
See “Edge Type” for sharpener capabilities and “Knife Guide” for recommended knives.

Edge Guide
Double-Bevel
Triple-Bevel
15 Degree Edge
20 Degree Edge
15 and 20 Degrees
Single-Sided
CrissCross
Steeled Edge
Serrated
Knife Guide
Chef's Knives
Santoku Knives
Bread Knives
Hunting Knives
Fillet Knives
Pocket Knives
Scissors
Ceramic Knives
Machete/Ax

Design Overview:
Finish: Available in white, black, platinum, brushed metal, chrome and red
Number of Sharpening Stages: 3
Abrasive: 100% diamond abrasives and flexible stropping
Sharpens both fine edge and serrated knives: Yes
Resulting Edge Angle: 20 degree
Pre-Sharpening Stage: Yes
Sharpening Stage: Yes
Honing/Polishing Stage: Yes-uses strop
Steeling Stage: No
Single-sided Knife Sharpening: Yes
Time Required to Sharpen: Approximately 1 minute for first time sharpening.  Resharpening is approximately 10 seconds.
Product Weight & Dimensions:
Weight: 4.50 lb
Length: 4-1/4 inches
Width: 10 inches
Height: 4-1/4 inches
Warranty: 3 year
Includes: Instruction manual
Origin: U.S.
UL or ETL and Canadian Approved. ETL/approved for Canada

This lightning fast professional home sharpener creates, in seconds, the novel Trizor-Plus™  edge which can be customized to suit each cutting task! It sharpens straight-edge and serrated knives and is so easy to use, anyone can put astonishingly sharp, long-lasting edges on knives in seconds. You can select extremely sharp hair-splitting edges that slide smoothly and effortlessly through delicate foods like smoked salmon and prosciutto … or alternately, edges with varying amounts of “bite” for more demanding jobs, like cutting tough fibrous foods and meats. 100% fine diamond-coated conical disks in Stage 1 and Stage 2 form the first and second bevels of a durable, arch-shaped edge.

In Stage 3, a revolutionary flexible stropping disk creates an ultrasharp polished third bevel and cutting tip while polishing the first two bevels to form sharp cutting flutes that enhance the cutting action on both sides of the edge. Built-in high-precision elastomeric angle guides eliminate guesswork and ensure hair-splitting sharpness time after time. It’s ruggedly built and backed by a limited 3-year warranty. The unit is compact (approximately 10” long x 4” x 4”). Resilient elastomer feet hold the unit securely to the work surface. The Chef’sChoice® Diamond Hone® EdgeSelect® Plus Model 120 requires no sharpening oils or liquids. Engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.

ChefsChoice® EdgeSelect Model 120 Demonstration Video

ChefsChoice® EdgeSelect Model 120 Demonstration Video

10 reviews for Chef’sChoice® Diamond Hone® EdgeSelect® Knife Sharpener Model 120

  1. Rated 1 out of 5

    tom nyhan

    either i,m not using it properly, or this machine doesn,t work.

    • val gleason

      Hello Tom,
      Thank you for writing and thank you for choosing the Chef’sChoice Model 120 electric knife sharpener. I am not sure what issues you are having but please do call customer service at 800-342-3255 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST) for a personalized phone tutorial. You can also review the manual or watch the video.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeff Bernarde

    I have had this model for several years now and can say that it takes knives from beyond dull to shaving sharp. The amount of damage to the edge (from nicks and small gouges to different edge angles from other sharpening methods used previously) determines the amount of time needed to bring the edge back in stage 1. Once the edge is created, stage 2 takes over and fine tunes the edge in a few strokes on each side. The stage 2 edge kind of “rolls” the edge over on each side with each stroke, like a good stone sharpening does (sorry, I’m not really sure how else to describe it). Once this “roll” is even across the blade, a few (1 or 2 quick) passes through the stropping stage finishes the process (excellent for kitchen/everyday use). Further passes through the stropping stage further polishes and refines it to the fine razor edge you can shave with. I do this for my hunting knives and have actually gotten through butchering an entire whitetail deer without having to touch up the blade. Edge retention is very good. I highly recommend this unit. Be warned though, being an electric unit, sharpening often will tend to wear down blades more quickly than stone sharpening. I notice this on our kitchen knives, which I tend to sharpen weekly, but it has taken several years to get to this point. There are still many sharpenings left before knife replacement would be necessary. I am more judicious with the frequency of sharpening my good hunting knives.

    • val gleason

      Hi Jeff,
      Thanks for writing and for choosing CC. Our sharpeners actually remove minimal amounts of metal due to the diamond abrasives. I’d love to chat with you about this and hope you can call into customer service. There is no need to go through all three stages for resharpening. Stage 3 can be used regularly for touch-ups. When it doesn’t seem like it’s giving you the ultimate sharpness, go back to Stage 2 (get the burr) and then Stage 3. The average user only has to go through all three stages about once a year, if you are doing lots of field dressing and thick hides you probably will need to do a bit more. But, for resharpening, try 3 first, then 2 and 3 and only use Stage 1 (it has the coarsest abrasives, when 2 and 3 don’t bring your edge up).

      Thanks again for choosing ChefsChoice. And do feel free to call in to speak with customer service. Also if you’d like to download the manual for resharpening review:
      https://chefschoice.com/wp-content/uploads/120instructions.pdf

  3. Rated 1 out of 5

    mike schneider

    bought this sharpener about a month ago and just got around to using it and when I turned it on it just hummed.

    • val gleason

      Hi Mike,
      Thanks for writing — do you mean hummed with perfection or that there is an issue? Please call customer service at 800-342-3255 M-F, 8:00 to 4:30 a.m. EST if you are having any issues with your unit and we will be happy to help. Thanks for choosing Chef’sChoice!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve M

    I’ve had this tool for years, and with time I started hearing some noises in the motor, but so far it still runs and does the job. I’m not a knife nut like some people online who spend hours discussing difference between 18 and 20 degrees of the edge, but I loved knives all my life and since childhood I was obsessed with sharpness. As a kid I wouldn’t go school without my pocket knife and a small sharpening stone (it was long time ago, and I used knife to sharpen pencils for everyone, including the teacher). So just giving you the background… I must say I absolutely love this appliance. If the motor ever goes bad on me I’m getting another one like this right away. This thing really works and I pull it out on monthly basis to sharpen all of my straight edge Henckels Four Star knives. Of course there are “sharpening systems” which some people would find the only acceptable solution, but between using an iron or some $3 pull-through junk, and $500 space-age solution this particular appliance really strikes a great balance. I wish it cost less, but I never regretted a single penny spent on it. I highly recommend to everyone with real passion for sharp knifes. And it’s also a great time saver, I mean I love sharp knifes, but who has time to do old fashion way with a stone? This machine only takes few minutes to reset my whole block of knives to perfect edge. The only warning I would give to anyone looking into this sort of tools: don’t be cheap. Pay what it takes and get this model. I tried cheaper ones and no, they are not the same, not even close. I bought a bunch of $40-$60 ones for all relatives, they are total waste. Stay with the rod or you $3 pull-through junk, or pay the money and get this one. That’s my advise.

    • val gleason

      Thank you for your comments on the Chef’sChoice Model 120! We greatly appreciate your feedback and are pleased that you love the sharpener (we love it too:). Please do call customer service to discuss the noise you are hearing … am curious if you have done the auto cleaning of the dressing stage strop which is the little lever on rear side? Customer service can provide you with more details at 800-342-3255, M-F EST 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It’s also in the manual. Have a lovely holiday Steve and thanks so much for choosing Chef’sChoice!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    greg

    My father told me the most dangerous tool in the house is a dull knife..In 2007 I purchased an EdgeSelect 120. What a fantastic product. I always used it before every use. which took all of a minute. Unfortunately it has ;given out and I need to replace it. I was very happy with the 120 and see no reason to upgrade. Mr Gleason what is the current comp??

    • val gleason

      Hello Dr. Kracher,
      Thank you for writing. You are correct, a sharp knife is a safer knife! We are glad you are enjoying our Model 120 knife sharpener and appreciate the kind words. I am not sure what you mean by given out … ? Can you call our customer service department at 800.342.3255 so they can personally assist you with the matter? Please see site for hours.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Terry C

    I recently purchased this sharpener after researching other brands and types and have not been disappointed. I thoroughly read the instructions and guides to ensure best results and it has performed as advertised. It feels and runs like a quality product and is very convenient in terms of saving time to sharpen the most used knives we have. It produces an edge that is instantly noticeable in capability compared to its pre-sharpened state, especially with a knife set that we had trouble keeping sharp in the past. i would recommend this model for those who appreciate both quality and convenience.

    • val gleason

      Hi Terry,
      Thanks for the Model 120 shout-out! We aim to please 🙂 and truly appreciate your feedback. Food prep is much easier with a sharp knife and we are committed to helping you apply sharp, durable, long-lasting edges on your cutlery. Thanks again for writing!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cynical Buyer

    We’ve had our EdgeSelect 120 for about 5 years and found it to be a great sharpener. Before getting this sharpener, our kitchen knives were usually dull and (because of their dullness) probably hazardous to use. The convenience of this sharpener makes it easy to keep our knives sharp. When the time comes to replace it, I’ll replace it with a similar model.

    • val gleason

      Hello “Cynical Buyer”
      We certainly appreciate you writing in to let us know that you are pleased with our Model 120–we like it too :). You are sooooo very correct, dull knives are hazardous as you have to use excessive force force when trying to cut,which can cause slippage and injury! Thank you for choosing Chef’sChoice–we wish you a lifetime of sharp, safe knives :).

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jerry Michel

    I purchased two model 120 units in 2009, one for my father and one for myself. We have always been fanatics about sharp tools and I just have to comment on how much we have enjoyed the sharpeners. We have never had a lick of trouble with them, so when we moved my parents into an assisted living facility, I purchased his sharpener at the tag sale. Now I have passed it on to my daughter and her family for the second generation of use. Thanks for such a well made fine sharpening tool! I would buy this model again in a heartbeat if I needed to!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cynthia Piscatelli

    I got this as a gift about 20 years ago. Still works great on all my knives!!

  10. Rated 3 out of 5

    Steven Seligman

    My machine runs fine; however, it lost one of the rubber “feet.” What do I need to do, please, in order to get a replacement? Just got the Select Edge 120 in December 2017. Thank you.

    • Lisa Long

      Please contact our Customer Care department at 800-342-3401 and they’ll gladly help you replace your missing foot.

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Additional Information

Finish

black, brushed-metal, chrome, platinum, red, white

10 reviews for Chef’sChoice® Diamond Hone® EdgeSelect® Knife Sharpener Model 120

  1. Rated 1 out of 5

    tom nyhan

    either i,m not using it properly, or this machine doesn,t work.

    • val gleason

      Hello Tom,
      Thank you for writing and thank you for choosing the Chef’sChoice Model 120 electric knife sharpener. I am not sure what issues you are having but please do call customer service at 800-342-3255 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST) for a personalized phone tutorial. You can also review the manual or watch the video.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeff Bernarde

    I have had this model for several years now and can say that it takes knives from beyond dull to shaving sharp. The amount of damage to the edge (from nicks and small gouges to different edge angles from other sharpening methods used previously) determines the amount of time needed to bring the edge back in stage 1. Once the edge is created, stage 2 takes over and fine tunes the edge in a few strokes on each side. The stage 2 edge kind of “rolls” the edge over on each side with each stroke, like a good stone sharpening does (sorry, I’m not really sure how else to describe it). Once this “roll” is even across the blade, a few (1 or 2 quick) passes through the stropping stage finishes the process (excellent for kitchen/everyday use). Further passes through the stropping stage further polishes and refines it to the fine razor edge you can shave with. I do this for my hunting knives and have actually gotten through butchering an entire whitetail deer without having to touch up the blade. Edge retention is very good. I highly recommend this unit. Be warned though, being an electric unit, sharpening often will tend to wear down blades more quickly than stone sharpening. I notice this on our kitchen knives, which I tend to sharpen weekly, but it has taken several years to get to this point. There are still many sharpenings left before knife replacement would be necessary. I am more judicious with the frequency of sharpening my good hunting knives.

    • val gleason

      Hi Jeff,
      Thanks for writing and for choosing CC. Our sharpeners actually remove minimal amounts of metal due to the diamond abrasives. I’d love to chat with you about this and hope you can call into customer service. There is no need to go through all three stages for resharpening. Stage 3 can be used regularly for touch-ups. When it doesn’t seem like it’s giving you the ultimate sharpness, go back to Stage 2 (get the burr) and then Stage 3. The average user only has to go through all three stages about once a year, if you are doing lots of field dressing and thick hides you probably will need to do a bit more. But, for resharpening, try 3 first, then 2 and 3 and only use Stage 1 (it has the coarsest abrasives, when 2 and 3 don’t bring your edge up).

      Thanks again for choosing ChefsChoice. And do feel free to call in to speak with customer service. Also if you’d like to download the manual for resharpening review:
      https://chefschoice.com/wp-content/uploads/120instructions.pdf

  3. Rated 1 out of 5

    mike schneider

    bought this sharpener about a month ago and just got around to using it and when I turned it on it just hummed.

    • val gleason

      Hi Mike,
      Thanks for writing — do you mean hummed with perfection or that there is an issue? Please call customer service at 800-342-3255 M-F, 8:00 to 4:30 a.m. EST if you are having any issues with your unit and we will be happy to help. Thanks for choosing Chef’sChoice!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve M

    I’ve had this tool for years, and with time I started hearing some noises in the motor, but so far it still runs and does the job. I’m not a knife nut like some people online who spend hours discussing difference between 18 and 20 degrees of the edge, but I loved knives all my life and since childhood I was obsessed with sharpness. As a kid I wouldn’t go school without my pocket knife and a small sharpening stone (it was long time ago, and I used knife to sharpen pencils for everyone, including the teacher). So just giving you the background… I must say I absolutely love this appliance. If the motor ever goes bad on me I’m getting another one like this right away. This thing really works and I pull it out on monthly basis to sharpen all of my straight edge Henckels Four Star knives. Of course there are “sharpening systems” which some people would find the only acceptable solution, but between using an iron or some $3 pull-through junk, and $500 space-age solution this particular appliance really strikes a great balance. I wish it cost less, but I never regretted a single penny spent on it. I highly recommend to everyone with real passion for sharp knifes. And it’s also a great time saver, I mean I love sharp knifes, but who has time to do old fashion way with a stone? This machine only takes few minutes to reset my whole block of knives to perfect edge. The only warning I would give to anyone looking into this sort of tools: don’t be cheap. Pay what it takes and get this model. I tried cheaper ones and no, they are not the same, not even close. I bought a bunch of $40-$60 ones for all relatives, they are total waste. Stay with the rod or you $3 pull-through junk, or pay the money and get this one. That’s my advise.

    • val gleason

      Thank you for your comments on the Chef’sChoice Model 120! We greatly appreciate your feedback and are pleased that you love the sharpener (we love it too:). Please do call customer service to discuss the noise you are hearing … am curious if you have done the auto cleaning of the dressing stage strop which is the little lever on rear side? Customer service can provide you with more details at 800-342-3255, M-F EST 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It’s also in the manual. Have a lovely holiday Steve and thanks so much for choosing Chef’sChoice!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    greg

    My father told me the most dangerous tool in the house is a dull knife..In 2007 I purchased an EdgeSelect 120. What a fantastic product. I always used it before every use. which took all of a minute. Unfortunately it has ;given out and I need to replace it. I was very happy with the 120 and see no reason to upgrade. Mr Gleason what is the current comp??

    • val gleason

      Hello Dr. Kracher,
      Thank you for writing. You are correct, a sharp knife is a safer knife! We are glad you are enjoying our Model 120 knife sharpener and appreciate the kind words. I am not sure what you mean by given out … ? Can you call our customer service department at 800.342.3255 so they can personally assist you with the matter? Please see site for hours.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Terry C

    I recently purchased this sharpener after researching other brands and types and have not been disappointed. I thoroughly read the instructions and guides to ensure best results and it has performed as advertised. It feels and runs like a quality product and is very convenient in terms of saving time to sharpen the most used knives we have. It produces an edge that is instantly noticeable in capability compared to its pre-sharpened state, especially with a knife set that we had trouble keeping sharp in the past. i would recommend this model for those who appreciate both quality and convenience.

    • val gleason

      Hi Terry,
      Thanks for the Model 120 shout-out! We aim to please 🙂 and truly appreciate your feedback. Food prep is much easier with a sharp knife and we are committed to helping you apply sharp, durable, long-lasting edges on your cutlery. Thanks again for writing!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cynical Buyer

    We’ve had our EdgeSelect 120 for about 5 years and found it to be a great sharpener. Before getting this sharpener, our kitchen knives were usually dull and (because of their dullness) probably hazardous to use. The convenience of this sharpener makes it easy to keep our knives sharp. When the time comes to replace it, I’ll replace it with a similar model.

    • val gleason

      Hello “Cynical Buyer”
      We certainly appreciate you writing in to let us know that you are pleased with our Model 120–we like it too :). You are sooooo very correct, dull knives are hazardous as you have to use excessive force force when trying to cut,which can cause slippage and injury! Thank you for choosing Chef’sChoice–we wish you a lifetime of sharp, safe knives :).

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jerry Michel

    I purchased two model 120 units in 2009, one for my father and one for myself. We have always been fanatics about sharp tools and I just have to comment on how much we have enjoyed the sharpeners. We have never had a lick of trouble with them, so when we moved my parents into an assisted living facility, I purchased his sharpener at the tag sale. Now I have passed it on to my daughter and her family for the second generation of use. Thanks for such a well made fine sharpening tool! I would buy this model again in a heartbeat if I needed to!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cynthia Piscatelli

    I got this as a gift about 20 years ago. Still works great on all my knives!!

  10. Rated 3 out of 5

    Steven Seligman

    My machine runs fine; however, it lost one of the rubber “feet.” What do I need to do, please, in order to get a replacement? Just got the Select Edge 120 in December 2017. Thank you.

    • Lisa Long

      Please contact our Customer Care department at 800-342-3401 and they’ll gladly help you replace your missing foot.

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