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#1 posted 02-12-2019 01:09 AM

See this month’s Fine Woodworking. It has a review of both plus many other honing guides. FWW gave the nod to the Lie-Nielsen. Can’t see how either are worth $125, though. Their best value was a $15 guide that I have used for years and it is more than adequate. I actually got that one from Lie-Nielsen many years ago.

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I have the $15 that is rebranded everywhere. It works “ok” once modified(there is actually a Lie Nielsen vid on youtube how to modify it). Once modified it works pretty good on most plane irons and the average bevel bench chisels over a certain size. For my set it works on chisels over 1/4”. Doesn’t work with my plough plane blades either, so having to learn to freehand anyways. I guess its a good intro to eventaully freehand honing.

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