Work Sharp is a member of the Darex family of brands. Darex has been creating sharpening tools since 1973 under the brands DAREX industrial bit sharpeners, DRILL DOCTOR professional and DIY drill bit sharpeners, and Work Sharp knife and tool sharpeners.
Darex exists to surprise and delight the customers who buy and use our products. We strive to create a positive experience for our customers.
Darex began in 1973 in Beecher, Illinois. The D, A and R of DAREX are the initials of three generations of the Bernard family. Grandfather Arthur Bernard, who earlier founded the Bernard Welding Company, contributed his energy and guidance to David and his father Richard.
In 1978, Darex relocated to Ashland, Oregon where it continues to reside. In 2012, Matthew Bernard became the fourth generation family owner of the company.
Matthew Bernard- “Darex, now and into the future, exists to surprise and delight the people who buy and use our products. At our core we focus first on the experience the customer has with our products, and our company. From the first introduction they have with our brands to support after purchase, we strive to stand apart from mediocrity. As we move into the future with new products, new markets, and new ideas this will continue to be the cornerstone of what we do.”