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Deycart

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651 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: sharpening plane blade jig guide

I am looking to buy a sharpening guide for use on my stones and I really want a top of the line guide. Could you guys tell me which ones would fit the bill? The most important aspect would be accuracy of the angles.


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ShaneA

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#1 posted 651 days ago

Veritas get high marks for theirs. Sorry I dont know the exact model name off the top of my head.

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thebigvise

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#2 posted 651 days ago

That’s an easy one: Veritas from Lee Valley. The Mk. II Honing Guide. Don’t balk at the price. It’s worth every penny.

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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#3 posted 651 days ago

I would recommend the Veritas as well, I use it and like the ease of use and setting.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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BerBer5985

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#4 posted 651 days ago

I have the mkii from veritas as well and it works well. I learned to sharpen by hand using Paul sellers method and it works extremely well for me and I have the confidence to do it right pretty much everytine so I don’t use any jigs anymore. I’d be happy to sell you mine if you’d like to get started with the veritas. I think they go for $66 + shipping on lee valley, how’s $50 shipped sound? I also have a combo whetstone I’m looking to sell too. 1000x on one side and. 4000x on the other.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com

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sikrap

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#5 posted 651 days ago

The Veritas MK II Greg is offering you is a great deal. There might be better jigs out there, but fro a whole lot more money. The MK II gives you consistency and that (IMHO) is key. I admire those that can freehand, but just can’t get it.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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Purrmaster

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#6 posted 651 days ago

I’ll second the above. I’ve heard great things about the veritas Mark 2. I read that the skew jig is also a helpful accessory for it.

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nwbusa

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#7 posted 651 days ago

I’ll add my vote for the Mk II… dead easy to use and consistent results every time. Here’s a link to the goodness: http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=51868&cat=1,43072,43078&ap=1

-- John, BC, Canada

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Deycart

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#8 posted 651 days ago

Thanks for the post guys I bought berber’s used one.

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