Veritas Honing Guide

Average reader rating
4.4
out of 5
Brand:
Veritas
Model:
05M09.01
Price:
$65

Description

The key to consistent and fast honing is repeatability — and this guide delivers it. It will set bevel angles from 15° to 54° and a range of back bevels from 10° to 20°. It can easily accommodate chisels as narrow as 1/4" and blades as wide as 2-7/8" and up to 15/32" thick. The blade-registration jig slides onto the guide body, centering and squaring the blade with an integral fence. The blade stop has discrete positions for preset bevel angles. Features a three-position eccentric roller, allowing you to hone micro-bevels quickly and accurately with only a turn of a knob. Manufactured from die-cast zinc alloy, with precision-machined brass and steel parts. For the user, this means quick, accurate sharpening and perfectly repeatable results, reducing unnecessary stone and blade wear.

Reader Reviews

Great Value

Review Summary

Excellent tool. Easy to set up and use and the results are very consistent. Wish I had purchased one earlier.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Pretty Darned Accurate

Review Summary

If you sharpen every day this probably isn't for you - too slow - but if you sharpen every month or six this tool will give you the same edge/angle as the last time you sharpened. It gives you very repeatable angles so you don't waste time grinding new ones.

Detailed Ratings

4.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

3

Value

3

Quick and Easy

Review Summary

This is easily the best sharpening jig on the market. No surprise that it comes from Veritas with a price to match. I like to sharpen my tools quickly and get back to actual woodworking. This jig allows me to do just that. The registration guide is quick and easy to use. It produces identical edges time and time again. This eliminates the need for shop made jigs which saves space and time. The micro bevel knob is a great feature.
Once the primary bevel is complete, all you have to do is give the knob a quick turn and you are ready to hone the micro bevel. The only complaint I have is that due to the large size of the jig you can only really work on about half of a standard stone's surface at a time. I tend to turn my stones 180 degrees frequently to keep them wearing evenly, not a big deal, but notable.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

3

Accuracy for repeatability

Review Summary

The Veritas Mk.II is an impressive tool. With its smooth, rounded edges and strategically placed indents for fingers, the jig is comfortable to use and is very stable because of its 2-in.-long single roller. You can achieve a secondary bevel with the turn of a knob on the side of the jig.
The revolutionary color-coded blade-registration jig engages a slot on the front of the jig body and makes it easy to set a blade not only to the desired honing angle (from 10° to 54°) but also square to the stone. The instructions are well written and easy to comprehend.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

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