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Just buy one of the Veritas jigs
The price is appealing but the jaws are so poorly designed and machined that you are not likely to ever get a square edge. The adjustment screw is so difficult to tighten that the blade will have moved by the time you get it snug. The wheel is too narrow and the jig will rock from side to side no matter how caredul you are, which produces a slant edge. Either of the Veritas jigs are better if you care about accurate honing. Might be a useful jig if you are sharpening a utility chisel that you don't care about but otherwise avoid it.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
don't buy this!!!!
Ann Arbor, MI
This will not work at all, you cannot adjust it tight enough to hold your chisel without moving the angle setting, even then the chisel pops out. Totally non functioning, don't even think of spending any money on it.
Not worth buying
This is the first tool I've ever had to return and woodcraft gave me no problem in doing so! For $9.99 I figured it was a good buy and it would of been if it wasn't complete junk. I tried sharpening several chisels from 1/4" to over 1" and it doesn't hold the chisels tight enough so they move and mess up your angle. Also with the narrower chisels its hard to keep them flat because the guide roller is too narrow. I exchanged it for the Veritas and it is definitely worth 6X the price!
Not what I expected
I bought this on sale. It has one 'square side' and one 'convex side' to hold the blade in. The square side is not square and thus the tool cuts the bevel that is not square. I took it back and they said it was a common problem. I worked it over with a file and got the difference to within a 64th of an inch, which my plane can correct, so I chalked it up to getting what I paid for....Buy the better quality one.....you won't regret it.
Chisels don't stay in guide
Chisels very easily pop out of the guide no matter how tight you make it. I'm regretting not spending the money for the Veritas. This guide is very frustrating to use.
cheap and it shows
outback all day
Use the product for small chesile and this a joke,even at the price.
Assis, SP - Brazil
very good guide.. but I think that a wider roller will be better for narrow chisels, like 1/4, 1/8...
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Not a well disigned honing guide.
Midwest City, OK
The guide wheel needs to be much wider. The narrow wheel makes it difficult to keep the chisel edge flat on the abrasive. It's very difficult to mount a chisel in the honing guide. This tool needs to be completly redesigned.
Great guide made better
Bought this guide on the recommendation of several pros. A little bit of filing helps improve the grip of this guide. There are several videos on the filing improvements...follow these steps and the guide really sings.
It's the right idea, but ...
Basic design is OK, but with a few simple modifications it works perfectly. The two problems it has is holding chisels firmly, and its tendency to rock side-to-side on narrow chisels. I've attached a PNG to show the mods I made to it to correct for these deficiencies.
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