Narrow Honing Guide Head Only
For those who already own a Mk.II Honing Guide, Veritas offers the Narrow-Blade Clamping Head. It takes just a few seconds to remove the regular head and install the Narrow-Blade head onto the Mk.II Honing Guide. Veritas designed the head for those who primarily sharpen chisels. Whether...
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- Venerable Mk.II based design ensures precision
- Narrow-blade honing head only for chisels
- Accepts blades from 1/8" to 1-1/2" wide
Design Flaw - Beware!
As you sharpen, your chisel will move backwards in the guide very slowly without your realizing it. You wind up with facets across the bevel representing every time the chisel moved and thus changed the honing angle. I've tried everything including cramping down on the knurled knob with pliers, but the guide jaws are not strong enough to hold the chisel. Pretty expensive waste of money for a guide that doesn't work. Veritas has come out with a side-clamping guide, which is a separate guide and not an attachment to the Mk II, so I am wondering if they know the Mk II narrow tool guide is flawed. However, they're still selling it so I don't know.
My sharpening needs are totally covered, finally.
I've had the original Veritas jig for years. It's great for plane blades and larger chisels. However, the smaller chisels would move on occasion giving me a skewed edge. I finally broke down and bought this narrow honing guide and it works like a charm. It holds the chisel from the sides, not the top and bottom. I can now sharpen all my tools and it only takes about 10 seconds to switch back to original jig. Once again, I am delightfully happy with the Veritas quality. I'm very happy with this purchase. Did I mention how happy I am?
Works Great! Takes chisels up to 1 3/4 inches wide
Not just for skinny chisels! They work so well I bought four of them to go with my four honing jigs. The more jigs, the faster the sharpening.