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Axminster Rider Honing Guide
Axminster Rider Honing Guide
£9.70 (£8.08 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Rider Honing Guide

Code: 340147

  • Removes guesswork from setting bevel angles
  • For bevel edge or firmer chisels and plane irons
  • All metal construction
£9.70 (£8.08 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Rider Honing Guide
  • Ice Bear Japanese Waterstone - Combination 1,000/6,000G
  • Veritas Honing Compound
  • Connell Double Sided Strop with Dialux Paste
Total: £58.58
Description

In Detail

The Axminster Rider honing guide is very similar in design to the classic Eclipse 36. It is an ideal tool for achieving a consistent bevel angle, everytime you sharpen a blade.

The guide offers two tool-clamping positions. The upper jaw accommodates blades up to 78mm(3-1/8") wide. A lower V-groove secures bevel edge chisels or thin tools from 3mm(1/8") to 48mm(1-7⁄8") wide.

The bevel angle depends on the blade's projection in front of the guide. Typically, plane irons in the upper jaw: 50mm(2") gives 25° and 38mm(1-1/2") gives 30°. Chisels or blades placed between the lower jaws: 40mm(1-9/16") for 25° or 30mm(1-3/16") for 30°. We recommend constructing a very simple jig to make setting quick and simple. Using a jig will guarantee consistent bevel angles everytime you sharpen.

The guide’s 19mm(3/4") diameter by 12mm(1/2") wide roller allows you to hone both straight cutting edges or, by slightly rocking the guide, put a crown on an edge.

Reviews (11)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews

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Simon

24 February 2016

Does not sharpen square

I have had a similar experience as a previous reviewer with this honing guide. No matter how I tried, I could not sharpen a plane blade square. Although the bevel produced was very straight, despite the narrow roller on this guide, it was a good few degrees off square (left heavy). A member of the team at Axminster suggested that it was my technique but I tried on three separate plane blades and tried to vary the way I held the guide and how I applied pressure. In every case the result was the same. Axminster refunded the cost of the honing guide as a credit against purchasing a Veritas Mk II honing guide. The first blade I tried with the new guide has come out perfectly, easily the sharpest blade I have ever used! In my opinion it is worth the extra expense to get the better quality.
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Joseph Clifford

11 July 2015

I guess I was unlucky.

After reading such great reviews, I expected great things from the guide. But I think I must of got a bad one of the bunch. To be fair, its not the most expensive guide... But its really quite off. no matter what I do to adjust the chisel in the grip, it seems to be angled slightly off. Causing my edges to be left side heavy, resulting in the chisel losing its squareness. I love the idea behind it, with the features... Just mine seems to be really off.
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Thom

12 November 2014

Close but no cigar

This guide is excellent for plane sharpening and I will keep using it for that. What it isn't quite as good at is chisel sharpening. Why is that? Well two things: First, grooves that should register the edge of the chisel in the lower fixture are to badly formed which makes it hard to fix the chisel firmly. Secondly, even using the lower slot, the position of the chisel is so high that you only can work with reasonably long chisels.
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Malcolm D

15 September 2014

A great tool

This is one of those things that "does what it says on the tin" - this is great for sharpening chisels and plane blades - it's just a pleasure to use and produces nice even and very sharp blades - well done!
(all I need now is a "wide version" for my planer thicknesser!)
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chris bailey

21 August 2014

Excellent and cheap-get one!

I have successfully used this type of guide for years but, it was only when I attended David Charlesworth's 'long' cabinet makers course that I was taught how to get the maximum out of this simple yet very effective piece of equipment. I use it on Japanese water stones. It does need a reasonably good technique (practice) because of the narrow wheel but it is not difficult to learn. It will produce a cambered blade easily. It will produce a square blade easily. It certainly does all I want which is why I have 3 in my workshop! If at the end of the day you can't get on with it, all is not lost; it's not the end of the world 'cos you've only spent a few 'bob'. Better than spending loads on an expensive guide and finding it wanting for one reason or another.

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