Deluxe Honing Guide
One of the most popular honing guides around, the Veritas® Mk.II is now available in a Deluxe Set, which includes the Standard and Narrow-Blade Heads as well as the Angle Registration Jig, a...
- Venerable Mk.II based design ensures precision
- Includes both Standard and Narrow-Blade Heads
- Accepts blades from 1/8" to 2-7/8" wide
Great guide but room for improvements
I was tired of my old Veritas honing guide, the kind that clamps with a single screw from the top making it too easy for blades rotate unless you clamp the @#$#@ out of it. This one is a huge improvement as narrow blades (verified down to 1/8") clamp from the sides and wide blades clamp at the edges from the top. That said they could have made this better: 1. Japanese blades with beveled corners don't quite hit the angle stop (at least in my case). Making the stop even 1-2 mm wider would have helped a lot. 2. Unless perhaps you do some light touch-up you still have to clamp the @#$#@ out of it to prevent the blade from sliding around. The small knurled nuts are inadequate without help from pliers, but they look nice, at least until you grab them with pliers... There is inadequate friction from the side-clamping mechanisms, which could have been prevented with rougher surfaces. Maybe I'll scuff them up to improve. Also beware that thick chisels like Lie-Nielsen mortise chisels barely clear the roller. I ended up gouging the chisel top because the thing kept sliding once I put pressure on it. Cosmetic for sure but a bit annoying.