For recreational hockey players keeping your skates sharp isn’t always easy. A good skate shop can be hard to find. The SkateMate is a hand held skate sharpener that helps keep skates in shape between professional sharpenings. It is adjustable, but can, at times, be a bit frustrating.
Using this tool over the last year or so I’ve been able to go about twice as long before needing to go in to a skate shop for a touch up. While not a replacement for a professional, it’s good to know I can use it when my skates get a bit dull.