|Item Weight||9.3 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5.1 x 4.4 x 1.8 inches|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Price:||$14.99 + $7.50 shipping|
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Well, these still work great, but you must understand them. It is true (as another reviewer here says) that the roller-wheel is slender, and therefore slightly unstable. But that is NOT a problem. It CAN be an advantage!
The slender roller allows you to intentionally rock a plane-blade slightly which creates a very-slight curve on the edge. That is how some plane-experts achieve smoother cutting with no "plane-tracks." "Plane tracks" are those annoying ridges that sharp-cornered blades make on flat boards. A careful user actually WANTS the slender roller to rock in order to intentionally create the cambered-edge.
Other people think these are difficult to set-up. It's easy if you know how. You just make marks on a board (or on your sharpening bench as I do) to set the projection for each blade you sharpen. It is important to know that different thicknesses of blade affect the bevel-angle adjustment, so each blade must have its own mark. Once that mark is set-up, you can accurately & repeatably lock this in place in about five seconds.
Likewise, chisels are not the same as plane blades. Chisels have tapered blades, not flat blades like planes. That changes the projection setting slightly too.
So, the trick is first, understanding all that, then setting up your correct projection for each blade ONCE. After that, the jig mounts all normal plane-blades and chisels in seconds. It is superbly accurate and repeatable.Read more ›
guides on how far out the blade should be for various angles and you will get the repeatable results you want.
The side clamp on this unit holds my sweetheart chisels better than the vertitas top down clamp.
I also have a Bridge City Tool honing guide, a Keller honing guide, a Veritas Mark II honing guide.
I like this honing guide the best. The two top clamping guides (Bridge City and Veritas) can allow shifting of the chisel or plane iron. The Keller wheels are on the outside, which makes it difficult to use on narrow stones.
This cheap guide works great due to its side clamping action and small central wheel. Awesome value.
So far, in my limited collection of blades and chisels, I haven't run into anything it can't grab and hold in the right position to get a nice squared off edge.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The guide works well to hold the blade, however, I was expecting it to pre set to 25 or 30 degrees, typical blade angles, but it is not. Read morePublished 2 months ago by G. Hoffman
Great tool for sharpening plane irons. I tried freehand honing of a no. 4 plane and the result was a useless plane. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Prof100
I was very impressed with how well the product functioned. Delivery was about a week...not the 2-day Amazon Prime "promise". Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's worked really well for me for both my plane irons and my chisels. I only had trouble getting my 1/4" chisel to lock in place, but it turns out that one's got a slight... Read morePublished 8 months ago by J. Garner