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Honing guide

I see all the roller honing guides What is a good inexpensive one mostly for chisels or lath and a plane?
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I have this one http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...=1,43072,43078
and am very happy with it. Does a great job and the set up is quick, easy with repeatable results every time. Even a setting for a 1 degree micro bevel. Great unit.
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The honing guide that Kenbo is talking about is the Cadillac of honing guides, and a very quality piece of gear. I have the cheap Chaiwan version, and it works very well, but it I hide it away when not in use. The cheapie can be had for around $7 to $10. The Lee Valley Veritas is around $50 to $70, if I remember correctly, but you don't have to hide it when you're not using it.

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I tryed to find one but couldn't find it. Where can I get a Chaiwan honing guied?
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I tryed to find one but couldn't find it. Where can I get a Chaiwan honing guied?
I would try Harbour Freight, or any store that carries inexpensive import woodworking tools.

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I purchased this one, Nomes, at $13. I am, by no means, a pro at sharpening...
I use the "scary sharp" technique on youtube with this guide. And I could certainly shave with my chisels - sharp enough for me.

The guide only got 3 stars in the reviews but I think it works fine. They talk about difficulty with attaching chisels. I really don't see it that way. Slide the chisel to your desired angle, and tighten the screw. Not tough. I'm sure there are better guides out there, but for the money this works for me.
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Whoa!!!! Hold the pony!!!!
My grammar stinks! I meant to say that I'm not a pro at sharpening .
But I am pleased with this guide. Good results . My blades are razor sharp. The plane blades might be a tad easier to load than narrow chisels, because they go in the top.
Never sharpened lathe blades, so I can't help there.
Luck, again.
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