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CHOOSING A HONING GUIDE




The easiest way to get consistent results and a sharpening workflow that is quick and easily repeatable is to use a guide. A honing guide holds the blade at the correct angle and makes quick work of sharpening the edge, regardless of the sharpening media used.

Veritas Honing Guides



The complete range of Veritas honing guides provides a sharpening solution for every type of blade in the workshop. The new side-clamping honing guide is a flexible and simple-to-use guide for most chisel and plane iron sharpening tasks. The new short-blade honing guide is a unique holding solution for even the most difficult blades that need sharpening. The established MK.II honing guide system and its accessories will provide a holding solution for the most demanding of woodworkers. To assist in making the right choice, the chart below provides a snapshot of all the guides and the types of sharpening situations for which they are best suited.



Tool Veritas Honing Guide
Veritas Side-Clamping Honing Guide Veritas Short-Blade Honing Guide Veritas Standard Honing Guide Veritas Narrow-Blade Honing Guide
Side Clamping Short Blade Standard Narrow Blade
Bench Chisels
Butt Chisels ✓ <1.5"
Bench Plane Blades
Block Plane Blades
Vintage Plane Blades
Spokeshave Blades (flat) ✓ w/holder
Narrow Chisels (<1/4")
Skew Chisels
Veritas Honing Guides Max. Blade Width Min. Blade Width Max. Thickness Short Blades
Side-Clamping Honing Guide 2.5" 0.125" 0.45"
Short-Blade Honing Guide 2.65" 0.25" 0.375"
Mk.II Standard Honing Guide 2.89" 0.5" * 0.49"
Mk.II Deluxe Honing Guide 2.89" 0.125" 0.49"
(0.7" w/adapter)
Mk.II Narrow-Blade Honing Guide 1.5" 0.125" 0.49"
(0.7" w/adapter)

* Can clamp much narrower blades, but they tend to skew in use.



Veritas Honing Guides Angle Range Skews Micro-
Bevel
Angle Setting
Side-Clamping Honing Guide 15° to 40° user-made jig
Short-Blade Honing Guide 25° and 30° two positions
Mk.II Standard Honing Guide 15° to 54° registration jig
Mk.II Deluxe Honing Guide 15° to 54° registration jig
Mk.II Narrow-Blade Honing Guide 15° to 40° registration jig

Using the Veritas Side-Clamping Honing Guide to sharpen a plane blade

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Veritas Side-Clamping Honing Guide

$56.50

Using the Veritas Short-Blade Honing Guide to sharpen a spokeshave blade on a water stone

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Veritas Short-Blade Honing Guide

$79.00

Using the Veritas MKII standard honing guide to hone a plane blade

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Veritas Mk.II Standard Honing Guide

$86.50

05M0920 - Veritas Mk.II Deluxe Honing Guide Set

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Veritas Mk.II Deluxe Honing Guide Set

$169.00

05M0910 - Veritas Mk.II Narrow-Blade Honing Guide

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Veritas Mk.II Narrow-Blade Honing Guid...

$119.00