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Offline JJanssen

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SVS 50 differences
« on: November 20, 2018, 06:46:57 pm »
Today I received my new SVS 50 jig. When opening the package I noticed that the jig did not look like the one on many pictures I have seen. The housing of the closed part is all aluminium (I think) and the angle indicators are cast in the housing. On most pictures I have seen the angle indicators are printed on what seems the same material as the TTS-100. To me, this seems better readable.
Now I am wondering if there has been a model update recently?  Did I receive an older model? I looked at the Tormek site but did not find any information.
I have attached pictures of both versions.
Who can tell me more about this?

Thanks from an enthusiastic novice woodturner  :)

Offline gabecker

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Re: SVS 50 differences
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2018, 08:32:44 pm »
I received my Tormek about 2 months ago and mine is the die cast version. That is what is pictured on Amazon now, too.

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Re: SVS 50 differences
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2018, 10:42:27 pm »

My SVS-50 is about 20 years old, and it is die cast like your’s.

By the way, I recommend you buy an extra housing and locking screw (part numbers 2200 & 7090, #1 & #6 in the drawing) so you can have one already setup as a closed seat, and another as an open seat.  (I bought mine from Advanced Machinery : ).  $27 well spent!

I continuously find this useful as I don’t have swap to the open vs closed seats.  It always confused me, and took too long.

Kind regards,
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