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The key to consistent and fast honing is repeatability – and this guide delivers it in spades. Whether you're a sharpening veteran or just starting out, this versatile guide lets you concentrate on sharpening without worrying about controlling blade angle at the same time. This makes your honing reliable, accurate and consistent. Three options let you choose the honing guide that best suits your work style and shop needs.

A. Veritas® Mk.II Deluxe Honing
Guide Set

The most versatile set, the deluxe honing guide set includes both the standard and narrow-blade clamping heads as well as the angle registration jig, a straight roller base and a camber roller base. Combined, the two clamping heads accept blades ranging from 1/8" to 2-7/8" wide. The completely predictable results this set offers for a wide variety of blades makes it useful in the shop of any woodworker who works with hand tools.

B. Veritas® Mk.II Standard Honing Guide
Our original standard Mk.II honing guide includes the standard clamping head, straight roller base and angle registration jig. It's the option most useful for woodworkers who mostly use planes and other wide blades. It accepts blades between 1/2" and 2-7/8" wide and up to 15/32" thick, including skew blades. It hones bevel angles from 15° to 54° and back bevels from 10° to 20°.

C. Veritas® Mk.II Narrow-Blade Honing Guide
For those who predominantly sharpen narrow blades, we offer a narrow-blade honing guide consisting of the narrow-blade clamping head, the standard roller base and the angle registration jig. It clamps blades from 1/8" to 1-1/2" wide using parallel jaws to ensure blades stay square to the jig. Whether they have bevelled or square edges, blades are kept centered and tight to the reference face of the jig by the canted jaws. It accepts beveledged chisels up to 15/32" thick and square-edged chisels up to 11/32" thick, and hones bevel angles from 15° to 40° and back bevels from 10° to 20°.

The standard head uses a clamping bar that registers on the face of the blade. It accepts flat and tapered blades between 1/2" and 2-7/8" wide and up to 15/32" thick, including skew blades. It hones bevel angles from 15° to 54° and back bevels from 10° to 20°.

The narrow-blade head clamps blades from the sides with parallel jaws to ensure they stay square to the jig. The jaws are also canted to keep blades centered and tight to the reference face of the jig, whether they have bevelled or square edges – it will even hold chisels that are triangular in cross section. It accepts blades from 1/8" to 1-1/2" wide, holding bevel-edged chisels up to 15/32" thick and square-edged blades up to 11/32" thick. It hones bevel angles from 15° to 40° and back bevels from 10° to 20°.

The interchangeable rollers attach to the clamping heads with a single thumbscrew. The eccentric axle mount lets you add a micro-bevel to any angle setting with a simple turn of a knob. The straight roller hones straight edges. At 2" wide, it provides a stable base for even the narrowest of blades. The barrel-shaped camber roller lets you rock the guide slightly to hone a slight curve or camber into a blade edge, eliminating blade tracks when planing.

 


Offering an impressive range of angle settings, the integral blade angle registration jig squares the blade and sets the bevel angle in one easy step. A scale and sighting mark help center blades when using the standard head; the narrow-blade head is self-centering. Once the blade is clamped, the jig slides off the guide.

The optional Veritas Skew Registration Jig locks into the Mk.II honing guide to make quick work of setting both skew and bevel angles (left- or right-hand) of chisel and plane blades.

The jig's machined aluminum base provides skew angle markings that are laser etched for accuracy and legibility. The skew angle graduations cover the range of 10° to 45° in 5° increments, and there are additional marks (18°, 22°, 28°) to cover the angles of popular skew plane blades.

The base has four distinct tracks providing four bevel angle settings: 20°, 25°, 30°, and 35°. (The honing guide's eccentric roller allows variation from these angles for creating a micro-bevel.) The unique sliding fence with blade stop allows you to match an existing skew angle visually – even if it is non-standard.

Made in Canada. Narrow-Blade Honing Guide is patent pending; all other items are patented.

 
 
 
A.  Veritas® Mk.II Deluxe Honing Guide Set
 05M09.20     
  $139.00 Add to cartOnline: Currently out of stock, expected August 19No store selected - Click to select "My Store"
B.  Veritas® Mk.II Standard Honing Guide
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  $76.50 Add to cartOnline: AvailableNo store selected - Click to select "My Store"
C.  Veritas® Mk.II Narrow-Blade Honing Guide
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  $99.00 Add to cartOnline: AvailableNo store selected - Click to select "My Store"
Veritas® Narrow-Blade Head only
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  $56.50 Add to cartOnline: AvailableNo store selected - Click to select "My Store"
Veritas® Camber Roller Assembly
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  $26.90 Add to cartOnline: AvailableNo store selected - Click to select "My Store"
Veritas® Skew Registration Jig
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  $34.90 Add to cartOnline: AvailableNo store selected - Click to select "My Store"

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