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General Tormek Questions / Re: TT-50 (2019 version)
« on: October 02, 2019, 05:39:01 pm »
I tried to order a new style TT-50 from Amazon just last week.  Despite the product listing showing a photo of the new style, they did in fact ship me one of the older versions.  So back it went.  Maybe I'll try again in a couple of months.  Such a big design change to a product really should merit a new part number (imho).

So now you've got me thinking about how to use the SE-77 for non-cambered, square edges like chisels.  My approach has been to use the jig with the two adjustment knobs tightened firm, so it won't allow any angular deviation.  The challenge with this technique is the initial setting of the two knobs... the index mark on the jig isn't nearly fine enough (for me) to hit dead square on first (or second, or third) try.

Now you've got me thinking that another approach might be to leave the adjustment knobs a touch loose to allow for some play, and just grind for square based on feel / muscle memory.

Does that make sense? How to you guys do it?

What a coincidence... I just came here to ask for advice on where to buy a SE-76, because my T-8 came with the SE-77, and I was hoping the SE76 would make for less muss and fuss to get my chisels square. Don’t get me wrong, I like the SE-77 for cambering plane irons, etc, but it seems like I spend an inordinate amount of time fussing with the adjustment screws on the SE-77 the grind my chisels square. Of course the Se-76 is discontinued, so I’m having a hard time finding one, even on ebay.

But, based in this discussion,  maybe the SE-76 isn’t quite the “automatically square” time saver I was hoping for.

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