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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-21-2009, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone have one of these? Comments?
General Tools Chisel & Plane Blade Sharpener - 809 at The Home Depot
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That jig should make the Scary-sharp method easy. I say go for it Mike.

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Price seems fine, and any guide that you can maintain your angle should be great.
No matter what you get, I recommend using a bevel gauge or protractor to confirm the angle tho'.

I have a similar honing guide, and it along with my brass bevel gauge are always in my tool bag.
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I have one similar to the General. Also have the one in the link below.
The Veritas (below) is really sweet!

Veritas® Mk.II Honing Guide - Lee Valley Tools
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Hi AxlMyk,

I think that one would be my third choice... ranked, and here's why:

1) Honing Guide at Woodcraft - $12.99
Buy Honing Guide at

It's dead simple to ensure that you will have your edge at a perfect 90°, just tighten the jaws. Also the cheapest. Microbevels are easy too, just loosen, slide what you are honing down a tad, re-tighten, hone. It will accept chisels as small as 1/16" too.

2) The cadillac that pkni mentioned/linked to. I have the older guide set from Veritas:

It's easy to get a mirobevel using it, a little tricky sometimes making sure that it's at a perfect 90° though. Hopefully pkni can comment as to whether that was made easier in the newer Mark II setup... I dunno.

3) General Tools Chisel & Plane Blade Sharpener you linked to. Although the price seems not bad, by looking at it, I'd be afraid that applying too much downwards pressure when honing, might open the angle... spoiling the edge. Like I said... just looking at it, never used it... suppose if you are really careful using it, it would be better than free handing it. Can't imagine trying to free hand hone a 1/8" chisel, much less putting a secondary bevel on it... guess some folks are really good.

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