Finally got one of the carbide file guides. It appears to be a well built tool and performs as it should.
I've followed Alec for years now and I love I can get all that I need from the site.
Love it works great. The only problem I have is that it rusts very easily.
The file guide is just what I needed. Years ago when I started bladesmithing, I made my own from 1095 flat stock and a couple machine screws. And, although it was close, there was always some tweaking to do when it came to the final fit with the tang. This file guide is spot on and the ease of use with the allen screws is awesome.
Excellent product. Came quickly.
Really love Alex u tube videos, I bought a file guide from them it was far superior and works much much better than my home made one. Thanks Alex
Absolutely upped my grinding game! Highly recommend to anyone trying to get away from using a plate jig and wanting to go free hand with a little help. Again I’m not surprised yet another great tool made from alec. Thank you again and again.
Quality is far greater than I would have ever expected. A++++
great product, great customer service. thank you
Love it works great!
This is what you get if you QUALITY, rather then trying to get a cheap product.
Since I’m a fan of just about anything Alec Steele, I figured that it must be ok to buy it, even though it isn’t his build.
And the my verdict is: guilty of being high quality.
It's perfect for what I need and my first purchase from a maker. I like that yall team up with many different people to provide an assortment of items.
This file guide is ruggedly built, and works great
I love this file guide- very high quality. The service and communication with this purchase was amazing!!!
Wish i would have bought this a long time ago. Very well built and tolerances are perfect!!!
Very solid piece action works well and carbide works as it should
Works good but the carbide plate popped off the first week.
Product shipped extremely quickly. I recieved it days before I expected it. Will order from you again.
Great tool, the fit on my hidden tang knives improved greatly by using this. First order from you guys and more than satisfied! Thanks Guys!
It's a great product
Came really quickly and its really well made have wasted money on a poorly made file guide but this one is great thanks
Very good quality!! The regular size is enough to fit 99% of the knives I make.
Product is great, and customer service is outstanding!
Alex metal company is the easy press lemon squeezy of companies
This file guide is just the ticket. I love the carbide faces, they are super resilient. I used them with my belt grinder and so far they haven't been marred at all. Well made, I love that the slide pins can be used for parallel blades or removed for non parallel objects. Well done!
Excellent file guide!!!
Not much more say!
Johnny Ray S.
Great tool! Awesome service!
Absolutely love this file guide. Absolute precision is a necessity and I know I can depend on this tool for just that.
Works great, super happy
I have the riverside carbide guide. This one is better. The carbides are smaller but this gives better view when grinding the plunge. Quality product.
Bought it as a Christmas gift for our grandson who forges knives. He is thrilled!
There’s not much I can say as it’s a present for my other half, but delivery was very quick considering I’m in the U.K.! I’m so pleased it’s arrived in time for Christmas. It looks exactly as it did in the picture, perfect condition.
I put a note with my order saying that we watch their videos together, and that my other half is a big fan. I asked if they could put some stickers in with it or something and they did even better than that - quite a few stickers and a signed coaster! I’m sure he will be over the moon. Thank you so much.
Great quality piece, works amazing can’t wait to use it more
File guide worked fantastic for making sure the bolster was perfectly flat on an integral so I could fit it the handle with ease. I used it again for setting the plunge lines on a hunter, equally great. Good quality, hoping to get a ton of use.
I used the guide one time and the carbide fell off. I didn’t think I tightened it down too tight. Maybe I did or didn’t I don’t know. I contacted the company and got a very quick response. They told me they would send a new one right away. It took almost a month to get it. Other than that I am pleased with the overall speed and service. Thanks.
A million times better than my angle iron and 1/4” carbide super glued on! Bill Behnke is the man!
Looks and feels great, going to put it to the test very soon. I think only thing I would say negative is that the line up pins are very loose, they just fall right out, not sure if they are supposed to do that but it's ok I'll just super glue them in. Thanks for putting out all these awesome products. Also I just realized it wasnt you guys at fault for my item not coming in and I apologize for that. Cant wait to see what other awesome products you guys come out with.