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Veritas MK II Honing Guide

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$69.99
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4.5

(51 reviews)

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Product Information:

The Veritas Mk. II will set bevel angles from 15° to 54° and back bevels from 10° to 20°, and it will accommodate blades from 1/4" to 2-7/8" in width. Included is a blade registration jig which slides onto the guide body, centering and squaring the blade with the integral fence ensuring accuracy. Features include a blade stop that has discrete positions for preset bevels and a three-position eccentric roller that allows you to hone micro bevels quickly and accurately with a simple turn of a knob. Manufactured from die-cast zinc with precision machined brass and steel parts.


  • Accommodates blades from 1/4" to 2-7/8" in width

  • Reproduces bevels from 15° to 54°

  • Accurate and repeatable results


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    4.7

    (based on 51 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (29)
    • Ergonomic (17)
    • Effective (14)
    • Well built / quality (10)
    • Smooth running (7)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (2)

    Best Uses

    • Sharpening (29)
    • Polishing (7)
    • Shaping/finishing (6)
    • Small projects (6)
    • Cutting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (28), Beginner (9), Professional (7)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (15), Business (3)

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    4.0

    Fantastic customer service

    By  Ogee

    from Portland OR

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Ergonomic Design

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sharpening

    Comments about Veritas MK II Honing Guide :

    This is a follow up from my post two weeks ago. This guide is a solid, well made jig that does a exceptional job providing consistant and precise edges to your chisels and plane blades. My problem was the micro bevel feature resulted in skewed edges. I notified Veritas of my problem and they immediately sent out a new guide, first testing to insure accuracy. I got it in 3 days and it's dead on accurate. Further inspection of the two units shows the roller guide on the first very loose and sloppy. Bottom line, great company, great products, great customer service.

     
    4.0

    Be adviced about micro bevel adjustment

    By  Ogee

    from Portland OR

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Ergonomic Design

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sharpening

    Comments about Veritas MK II Honing Guide :

    Generally you can't go wrong buying a Veritas tool but that being said, sometimes they don't get everything right. the MK2 is a solid honing tool that is well made and simple and accurate to use. The problem with using cheap honing jigs is the setup to get consistant angles.You must attempt to set the cutting edge flat against a surface before securing the honing jig. Too many times I've ended up with another facet on the cutting edge because the setup was a fraction of a degree off. The MK2 eliminates this problem with their setup design. My complaint is in the micro bevel feature. While I love the simple turn of the knob feature, I'm disappointed in the results. I just sharpened a 1" chisel that has a micro bevel ranging from 1mm to 2mm width, edge to edge. While i don't expect machine edge results, I do expect more consistancy width from edge to edge. For the price I paid, I expect better results from Vetitas.

     
    5.0

    Worth the money

    By  Talloutdoorsman

    from Baden, PA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Ergonomic Design
    • Smooth Running

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Polishing
    • Shaping/Finishing
    • Sharpening

    Comments about Veritas MK II Honing Guide :

    This worked great. I finally broke loose and got some good chisels. I wanted to make sure I took the time to sharpen them. When you spend 200+ on a set of chisels you want them to be as sharp as you can get. This takes a little time to get it setup correctly. once you get that done its a breeze and is well engineered.

     
    4.0

    Well Worth The Money

    By  NoVa Dave

    from Northern Virginia

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Ergonomic Design
    • Powerful
    • Quiet
    • Smooth Running

    Cons

    • Mind Tool Squareness

    Best Uses

    • Polishing
    • Shaping/Finishing
    • Sharpening

    Comments about Veritas MK II Honing Guide :

    This is a well thought out/engineered tool. It is hefty, durable and easy to set up/use. The myriad of angles you can set with this guide is unbelievable. Its only con is a problem that is systemic to all honing guides that clamp from above and below: the ability to maintain the squareness of the tool in the guide. When using light pressure and easy strokes during honing and polishing this is not a problem. However, if you flat grind on coarse grit sand paper, like me, you have to check the squareness of the tool in the guide quite often - regardless of how tight you clamp the tool. This is because of the down pressure you must exert in order to get the coarse grit to grind efficiently. If you just go back and forth over the same path it might not be a problem. The skewing of the tool arises when you turn the assembly on the paper in order to use all of the available abrasive area. Otherwise it is a five star item!

     
    5.0

    Excellent device.

    By  V.K>

    from Georgia, Tbilisi

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Ergonomic Design
    • Very Good Honing Guide I

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shaping/Finishing
    • Sharpening

    Comments about Veritas MK II Honing Guide :

    Very good honing guide. It is a little bit expensive, but, as usual, you get what you pay for.

     
    5.0

    Absolute best

    By  Neil

    from CA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Ergonomic Design
    • Smooth Running

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sharpening

    Comments about Veritas MK II Honing Guide :

    This is the best honing guide out there. It is quite expensive, that is true. However, as usual, you get what you pay for. This thing has a large roller wheel which helps keep your edge square to the stone. The set up seems complicated, but is actually very easy to use. It is fast. The weight is a big plus as it keeps everything stable and the edge on the stone. All of those are great features, but what I like best is that I can use this for my spokeshave and shoulder plane blades. The cheap and poorly engineered side clamping guides don't allow this. This accommodates 1/4" to 2-7/8" and nearly 1/2" thick blades. Made in Canada. Buy it, you won't regret it!

     
    5.0

    A requirement.

    By  Eric

    from Germany

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cutting
    • Polishing
    • Shaping/Finishing
    • Sharpening

    Comments about Veritas MK II Honing Guide :

    Easy to use. Great design.

     
    5.0

    Excellent tool.

    By  lnelsonnt80

    from Rio de Janeiro

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Ergonomic Design
    • Smooth Running

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sharpening

    Comments about Veritas MK II Honing Guide :

    The best sharpener tool I have used until now.

     
    5.0

    Great Product for Sharpening

    By  Sam

    from Louisville, KY

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Sharp Clean Edges

    Cons

    • A Little Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Sharpening

    Comments about Veritas MK II Honing Guide :

    It is a great product overall.

     
    5.0

    Not sure how I lived without it-Love it!

    By  Mr Kelle

    from Ft Lauderdale, FL

    About Me

    Pros

    Cons

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    Comments about Veritas MK II Honing Guide :

    Not sure how I lived without it-Love it!

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