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30-06-05, 08:56 AM
Hi. What info can you give me on the tormek sv system... for short blades.
I am making my own and MAY just have to resort to a power tool to sharpen the hardened blades. They are a bugger to do otherwise.
Could this be used on un hardened steels to set the bevel too?
Ok start the pish take, but get it done with then gimme the info.
i mean can these be fitted to a standard bench wheel of do they have to go on a special stone too.
The tormek grinders are very, very expensive, you can also get very cheap ones from places like axminster and machine mart. You will need a special grinder to run a large diameter wet wheel because they run much more slowly than the 150mm grinding wheels. Wet grinders have a gearbox as part of the drive to the wheel. It would be pretty dangerous to try to run a large wheel on a normal grinder.
I've been thinking about getting one of these beacuse as you say it is a big job to sharpen hardened blades.
For scandi grinds you would end up making the grind slightly hollow, but only very slightly.
30-06-05, 11:03 AM
Ok to sart off with
30-06-05, 11:06 AM
I believe the tomecs are good for final sharpening and honeing but to make bevels and edges I think they are a little refined for that grunt work.
Also tomeks are quite pricey
30-06-05, 11:08 AM
Build a pedal powered Grinder?
30-06-05, 11:20 AM
i was thinking more of the blade jigs.
wondered if it had to be mounted on a normal grinder... you see... i have some nice very course dmt stones, now if i could keep the angle constant......
the lansky is aittle small.. but i have rigged up a larger version (lest i will when i get a work room again......) just need to kep the angle.
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