Again, this just my opinion and what works for me. I've been learning to sharpen freehand and it's not as hard as many would have you believe. I do the secondary bevel and sometimes tertiary bevel. I have 2 jigs, the Veritas MkII and a simple side grip to use if I need to re-establish my primary bevel. I also have a slow speed grinder primarily for my lathe gouges but can re-establish a bevel here if needed.