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Honing Guide

Item #03A21
$14.99
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3.0

(67 reviews)

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Product Information:

You can hone edge tools between grindings with this unique self-centering guide. Chisels and plane irons from 1/16" to 2-5/8" wide can be held securely in one of the two sets of stepped jaws. The accurately ground hardened steel roller glides across the surface of the stone to allow for a consistently fine edge. Complete instructions are included.


  • Hone edge tools between grindings with this unique self-centering guide
  • Chisels and plane irons from 1/16" to 2-5/8" wide can be held securely
  • Two sets of stepped jaws
  • Hardened steel roller glides
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    3.1

    (based on 67 reviews)

    64%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (31)
    • Effective (10)
    • Smooth running (10)
    • Ergonomic (9)
    • Well built / quality (6)

    Cons

    • Poor ergonomics (12)

    Best Uses

    • Sharpening (35)
    • Small projects (5)
    • Home repair (4)
    • Polishing (4)
    • Shaping/finishing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (37), Casual do-it-yourselfer (20), Professional (6)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (11)

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    1.0

    Poorly made- worthless w/o milling jaws

    By  JT

    from NV

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Blade Must Be 3" Long
    • Jaws Are Not Flat

    Best Uses

    • Conversation Piece

    Comments about Honing Guide :

    Because two jaws are not flat the blade rocks up/down when "locked in." Also the chisel blade must be more than 3" long to be gripped and still obtain the correct angle. I may try to mill the jaws flat and take out the convex curve on the one jaw. Taiwanese junk.

     
    1.0

    Just buy one of the Veritas jigs

    By  n3il

    from Seattle

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Inexpensive

    Cons

    • Not Square
    • Poorly Designed
    • Unstable

    Best Uses

    Comments about Honing Guide :

    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.

     
    1.0

    don't buy this!!!!

    By  Pat

    from Ann Arbor, MI

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Honing Guide :

    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.

     
    1.0

    Not worth buying

    By  Craig

    from Macomb, MI

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    Cons

    • Bad design
    • Poor Ergonomics

    Best Uses

    Comments about Honing Guide :

    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!

     
    1.0

    Not what I expected

    By  Miranthis

    from Shawnee KS

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Price

    Cons

    • Design
    • Out Of Square

    Best Uses

    • Paper weight

    Comments about Honing Guide :

    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.

     
    2.0

    Chisels don't stay in guide

    By  mhardy

    from Corvallis, OR

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Honing 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.

     
    1.0

    cheap and it shows

    By  outback all day

    from calera,al 35040

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Ergonomics

    Best Uses

    Comments about Honing Guide :

    Use the product for small chesile and this a joke,even at the price.

     
    4.0

    good choice!

    By  Luciano Queiroz

    from Assis, SP - Brazil

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Ergonomic Design
    • Smooth Running

    Cons

    • Not Good For Narrow Tools

    Best Uses

    • Sharpening

    Comments about Honing Guide :

    very good guide.. but I think that a wider roller will be better for narrow chisels, like 1/4, 1/8...

     
    1.0

    Not a well disigned honing guide.

    By  Wiseacre

    from Midwest City, OK

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Doesn't Grip Chisel Well
    • Poor Ergonomics
    • Wheel To Narrow

    Best Uses

    Comments about Honing Guide :

    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.

     
    5.0

    Great guide made better

    By  Knothead Shop

    from Phila. PA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shaping/Finishing

    Comments about Honing Guide :

    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.

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