Our version of the side clamping style of honing guide is solidly machined from Stainless Steel, with a Bronze bearing.
It features removable jaws: replacement jaws are available for Chisels 3/16" and under, tall jaws for Mortise Chisels, long jaws for very short blades and angled jaws for Skew Blades. We have designed these jaws for our blades and chisels, not other makers'.
The Honing Guide comes with the standard pair of jaws that fit most of our blades.
For information on angle setting, click on the "Use" tab above.
The distance the blade projects from the front edge of the Honing Guide determines the honing angle. The following list gives distances in 5 degree increments:
With the Mortise Chisel jaws, add 5 degrees.
All parts are Stainless Steel, Brass, or Bronze. Keep the threads free of grit by rinsing off with water after use, but wipe off excess. If you want to oil the threads, use a light machine oil. This is not necessary.
All parts are replaceable and available from us. To disassemble, use two screwdrivers to remove the Brass nut. Unthread the threaded rod from the body, remove one retaining clip to remove the roller bushing assembly. Reassemble in reverse order.