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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.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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.
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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.
Cheap honing guide
I bought this honing guide because the General Tools honing guide (#03E42)I have couldn't hold my butt chisels. This honing guide was very poorly milled so that it is impossible to hold chisels. It does work well for honing plane blades. I should have saved the money on both and sprung for the Veritas MK II (#833173)
Well built and heavy enough to withstand long use.
Okay but poor design implementation
Given the inexpensive price, I wasn't expecting much, but I was still disappointed that the guide wouldn't grip my chisels well (my Craftsman chisels were too thick). Since there is only one roller in the center, it is easy to rock side to side (a two roller system, while more expensive, would be much better). So, the guide is better than just guessing the angle (and so still worth a few dollars), but for just a little bit better design of the grip and the rollers it could be much more useful.
I have had a cheap plane and chisels for a while and new that sharp was always better. I noticed that I don't have the steadiest hand when honing or sharpening and have a hard time keeping the bevel so this jig has helped me out quite a bit. Plus I just got a better set of chisels and I wanted to practice on the cheap chisels to see if it would work. My plan iron is so sharp I took a chunk of thumb. Worth it though because it was sharp and not dull.
Something I have wanted to use for a long time. Happy to finally have one,
Does the job!
Works great, holds the blade tight, doesn't brake the bank!
A good item for casual use.
Bernie the Bear
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