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Richard Kell Honing Guides, Bevel Gauge

Richard Kell Honing Guides, Bevel Gauge

A honing guide is really an essential for sharpening plane irons and chisels if the intention is to maintain or renew a clean, straight bevel. In fact, the aid is the only way for a beginner to manage this at all, and it is appreciated by the expert sharpener because it makes the job so much faster and easier.

Not all the aids are all things to all blades. Japanese and European tools, being differently designed, present different challenges to the honing guide. Always take care to fix the tool in the guide at as near to 90° as you can. This is especially important for planes with a narrow throat and no adjustment for the blade.

RICHARD KELL Honing Guide Nr. 1
This honing guide has been developed to cope with narrow and short blades. Capacity zero to 1 inch/26 mm! Made by Richard Kell in England! The Quality and workmanship of this honing guide is outstanding.
(Blade and stone not included)
How to use
Minimum blade lengths
Code 303540CartPrice € 39.50
RICHARD KELL Honing Guide Nr. 1 LGE - with large rollers
Larger rollers make the Richard Kell no. 1 LGE an absolute winner - faster and smoother action! Designed to cope with narrow, short blades or Japanese chisels capacity 0 to 1 inch. Unlike a lot of other guides the relevant working underside of the chisel is used as the correct datum, making contact with the guides two stainless steel location rods. The rollers are expensive Ertalyte TX low friction material, self lubricating. Full instructions included.
(Chisel and stone not included)
How to hold
Instructions
Minimum blade lengths
Code 303520CartPrice € 54.50
RICHARD KELL Wide Honing Guide Nr. 2 LGE - with large rollers
Larger rollers make the Richard Kell no. 2 LGE an absolute winner - faster and smoother action! It will easily handle the narrowest to the largest and its clever and unique location method coupled with the excellent side clamping ensures 'spot-on' fast results. Capacity zero to 60 mm. Unlike a lot of other guides the relevant working underside of the chisel is used as the correct datum, making contact with the guides two stainless steel location rods. The rollers are expensive Ertalyte TX low friction material, self lubricating. Full instructions included.
(Blade and stone not included)
Instructions
Minimum blade lengths
Currently not in stock!
Code 303521Cart Price € 59.50
RICHARD KELL Honing Guide Nr. 3 for Skewed Blades
For guided sharpening of skewed blades up to 2 inch (51 mm) width, depending on the skew angle and for straight blades up to 2-5/8 inch (67 mm) width.
This honing guide also copes with conventional square ended chisels and plane irons.
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Code 303542CartPrice € 63.50
RICHARD KELL Honing Guide Nr. 3 for Thick Mortice Chisels
This is a new simplified version of the no.3 honing guide (no sprung pin for Lie Nielsen skew blades) with an increased working gap to cope with deep section mortice chisels. This development increases the "throat" or space available for chisel and wedge to 13/16 inch ie 21 mm from the above usual 7/16 inch ie 11 mm. Comparing picture of both guides
Tip: A slip of paper does a good job of eliminating any slip or movement between the chisel or blade and brass plate and two wedges will cope with all you need.
Massive sturdy wheel spacing ensures the jig is master of the tool. Should you wish to upgrade your existing guide to "deeper working throat" an upgrade kit of longer screws and spacers is available.
Currently not in stock!
Code 303523Cart Price € 55.50
RICHARD KELL Bevel Gauge
indispensable for all grinding an honing, the Richard Kell Bevel Gauge allows the easy and accurate checking of all grinding and honing angles. The circular cut-out at the top of the bevel apex allows accurate checking without the carefully prepered cutting edge coming into contact with the gauge body. Made in England.
You can measure the following angles:
15/17.5/20/22.5/25/27.5/30/32.5/35/45/60/120°
Code 303536CartPrice € 7.50
RICHARD KELL Policarbonat Risers
With this pair of polycarb strips ie "3 mm risers" you can give a final finish hone to any chisel or blade. They provide a five degree final lift for finish honing. These allow the guide without any re-setting to throw up that final finish bevel and because the whole procedure is so well controlled you can achieve far more resharpenings before needing to rough hone again. Suitable for all Richard Kell Honing Guides. Size 194 x 44 mm.
Code 303525CartPrice € 3.50
Note: Waterstone, chisel, honing guide NOT included!

Replacements and Upgrades

Replacement Set for Richard KELL Honing Guides with small Rollers
consisting of 2 Rollers diameter 20 mm, 2 Polycarbonate Washers, 2 Circlips. Fit all Richard Kell Honing Guides with small wheels (Diameter 20 mm).
Warning: Circlips can be dangerous, you must wear eye protection and clear others from the area when changing rollers!
Code 303543CartPrice € 6.50
Large Roller Upgrade Kit for Richard KELL Honing Guide no. 1 and no. 2
consisting of 2 Rollers diameter 40 mm and 2 Circlips.
Warning: Circlips can be dangerous, you must wear eye protection and clear others from the area when changing rollers!
Currently not in stock!
Code 303522Cart Price € 13.50
Honing Guide No. 3 Upgrade Kit for deeper Working Throat
consisting of 2 screws and 4 spacers.
increases the space available for chisel and wedge from 11 mm to 21 mm.
Code 303524CartPrice € 12.50
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