The Lie-Nielsen version of the side clamping style of honing guide has a solidly machined stainless steel body with a bronze bearing. As you would expect this is a greatly improved version of a well tried and tested sharpening jig. It features removable jaws; replacement jaws are available for 5mm chisels or less, tall jaws for mortice chisels, long jaws for very short blades and angled jaws for Lie-Nielsen’s skew blades. The honing guide comes with the standard pair of jaws that fit most plane blades. The distance the blade projects from the front edge of the honing guide determines the honing angle. It is possible to achieve bevel angles between 20° and 50°.