Axminster Deluxe Honing Guide
Axminster Deluxe Honing Guide
£17.34 (£14.45 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Deluxe Honing Guide

Code: 510008

  • 38mm long brass roller spreads the load across your stone
  • Roller assembly easily removed, use the holder on a bench grinder
  • Alignment lines for setting blade square
£17.34 (£14.45 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Deluxe Honing Guide
  • Axminster Rider Double Sided Diamond Bench Stone
  • Ice Bear Japanese Waterstone - Combination 1,000/6,000G
  • Axminster Non-Skid Holder
Total: £100.45

In Detail

Two special features turn this from a humble honing guide into a deluxe model. Firstly, the roller assembly can be easily removed, allowing the jig to be used in conjunction with a bench grinder (with a suitable 10mm support bar) and, secondly the brass roller itself is 38mm(1.1/2") long, so no worries about it wearing a groove in your stone. On the upper surface a series of lines enable the blade's squareness to the jig to be easily checked. We found a blade projection of about 38mm(1.1/2") gave a good bevel angle.

Reviews (11)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 3.4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


John Lumsden

30 November 2015

Poor all round

I am very disappointed . It only works for long wide plane blades although setting the blade to produce a square edge is hit and miss. The bed plate is far too long so that it is not possible to obtain the necessary overhang for shorter blades. Also it will only cope with very long chisels. In addition I have found that the clamping plate bends dramatically when tightened onto chisels less than 25mm width and the chisel is not very secure particularly with a chisel with a blade which taper in thickness.
It does not cope with shoulder plane blades at all. In common with another review I have reduced the bed depth. This not up to your normal standard Axminster !!.

Georgios Ioannidis

30 April 2013

Not happy at all

I bought this Honing Guide because it has a wide roller,
Therefore it is to easier to keep the blade parallel with the stone. Of course you expect that the roller will run relative parrallel with the base. Even after I have setup the chisel absolute square with the base, the quide was producing a skew in the blades. The reason: Nothing is not paralell or square. The hole in the brass roller is like some one has done it with a hammer and chisel and the shaft that the roller runs is in similar condition. The plastic base that holds the axle and the roller is also not parallel with the aluminium plate. You get more accurate results if you do it by hand. I wouldn't recomend it to anyone.


9 April 2013

What a Gem of a Guide

Bought one 6 years ago, great value for money and easier to use than veritas MK 1, however it really comes into play if you own a Tormek or its clones. This guide easily runs along the Tormek bar for square edge grinding and then straight onto a 6000 grit waterstone-the heart of true sharpening. Watch Axminster quadruple its price, and why not, I would.


12 January 2013

Nothing quite parallel or square

I bought one of these a few years ago, tried it, didn't get on with it and put it in the draw.

I tried it again this morning and had real problems lining up the blade and getting everything square. I got out the measuring kit and it turns there's not a right angle anywhere and nothing is quite parallel. There's a 0.25mm difference in the distance from the roller to the top of the table, the roller isn't quite parallel to the front of the table, the marked lines aren't related to anything as far as I can tell, the sides aren't quite at right angles to the front etc. None of these on their own is crucial, but added together they make it extremely difficult to get a good level of precision.

The back of the table is angled back: it would have been better if it had been left flat to have longer reference lines for lining up the blade.

I've spent a couple of hours tuning it and sorting it out and it's now usable, but iIf mine is a typical example I honestly can't recommend it.

Simon Muir

15 July 2012

Great for skewed blades

I've had mine sitting in a drawer for ages, basically unused. I find the Eclipse-type fast to set up, and easier to get a good camber on plane irons.

But today I found a job it excels at: small, skewed blades, in this case for a side rebate plane (2506S). There's plenty of clamp area to grab the end of the blade, and the rubber pad means it doesn't budge once it's tightened in. Once you've got the right angle, you can mark it permanently (I used the protractor for my combination square to get the angle exact and a knife to mark a line across the plate).

It would have been a very awkward job using anything else!, so I'm very pleased.
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