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The O-ring of knife jig
« on: June 24, 2019, 05:31:52 am »
The O-ring of knife jig is broken. I think it's because 'dry'.

So I applied synthetic grease to it then wiped it.

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Re: The O-ring of knife jig
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 11:07:59 am »
Sharpco,

I suggest you contact Tormek support (support.tormek.se). You may be able to receive a warranty replacement part. Here is a link with the part number:

https://advanced-machinery.myshopify.com/products/3560-o-ring

O-rings are common plumbing parts. You may be able to find a matching replacement part at a local hardware or plumbing supply store. (Bring your broken ring and knife jig with you.) If you find a match, I would suggest buying at least two. The gasoline to drive to the store will probably cost more than the O-ring.

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Re: The O-ring of knife jig
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 12:32:47 pm »
Sharpco,

I suggest you contact Tormek support (support.tormek.se). You may be able to receive a warranty replacement part. Here is a link with the part number:

https://advanced-machinery.myshopify.com/products/3560-o-ring

O-rings are common plumbing parts. You may be able to find a matching replacement part at a local hardware or plumbing supply store. (Bring your broken ring and knife jig with you.) If you find a match, I would suggest buying at least two. The gasoline to drive to the store will probably cost more than the O-ring.

Ken

Thanks Ken. I wonder if I'm the only person who's had problems with O-ring.

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Re: The O-ring of knife jig
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 05:31:00 pm »
Sharpco,
I don't recall any other posts with broken O-rings. Please contact support and post.
Ken

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Re: The O-ring of knife jig
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 07:36:44 pm »
Since I’ve started using the pin pivot jig, I don’t leave the black handle on the knife jig.  Thusly, it doesn’t matter.

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Re: The O-ring of knife jig
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2019, 02:38:03 am »
Rich,

I understand your attachment to the pin pivot jig, however, for the minimal amount of cost and time involved in restoring the knife jig to full duty, I would be inclined to replace the O-ring.

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Re: The O-ring of knife jig
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 06:33:44 am »
Sharpco,
I don't recall any other posts with broken O-rings. Please contact support and post.
Ken

They said they'll send spare O-ring to me. :)

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Re: The O-ring of knife jig
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2019, 01:50:01 pm »
Sharpco,
Thank you for your last post. I expected a satisfactory outcome. I have no affiliation with support; I base my opinion of support on past experiences. Sharing our experiences helps steer newer members on the right path.

Ken

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Re: The O-ring of knife jig
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2019, 03:49:42 am »
I also just lost an O Ring.......but I ought my T8 2+ years ago!

Sharpco, if you find the size on the package of the O rings you recieve.....I would like to know!

Thank you,

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Re: The O-ring of knife jig
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2019, 04:03:58 am »
Sam,
I would contact support. (support@tormek.se). Chances are that they may pop a replacement in the mail for you. If not, I can't imagine them not at least telling you the size for a replacement.  :)
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Re: The O-ring of knife jig
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2019, 03:26:25 pm »
If Tormek support can’t help, McMaster Carr sells o rings.  https://www.mcmaster.com/o-rings

McMaster Carr may be US-only.  SharpCo, don’t know if they can send to you.  May be other suppliers though.

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Re: The O-ring of knife jig
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2019, 03:41:24 pm »
Rich,
O-rings are standard faucet parts. Your local hardware store should carry a selection of different sizes.
Ken

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Re: The O-ring of knife jig
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2019, 04:01:01 pm »
Guys,

Mcmaster Carr has Everything.....and ships to me.

BUT...my O ring was obliterated....so I cant even measure the size!

I am going to guess its Metric....so M12 x 1.5......( ID x ring mat Dia)

I will find out.

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Re: The O-ring of knife jig
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2019, 08:28:43 pm »
The size of the O-ring is ID 8,4 mm x 2,5 mm. This is the dimension I measured.