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KJ-45 & gardening tools
« on: June 20, 2022, 04:01:35 pm »

The new Tormek KJ-45 jig makes for an easy time when resharpening my Japanese weeding sickle. Really nice innovation.
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Re: KJ-45 & gardening tools
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2022, 04:28:14 pm »
Did you print/make the drip tray?
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Re: KJ-45 & gardening tools
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2022, 04:57:42 pm »
Clever thinking, Rich. Well done.

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Re: KJ-45 & gardening tools
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2022, 04:58:30 pm »
I 3D printed the drip tray using the design from Paul Tsigakis.  I’ve added it to the jigs which work well:  https://sharpeninghandbook.info/indexJigs.html#DripTray.
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Re: KJ-45 & gardening tools
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2022, 02:33:20 am »

The new Tormek KJ-45 jig makes for an easy time when resharpening my Japanese weeding sickle. Really nice innovation.

I have one of those sickles and love it.  It's bevel is one sided.  What does the KJ bring to this that the regular jig doesn't? 

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Re: KJ-45 & gardening tools
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2022, 06:33:02 pm »

The new Tormek KJ-45 jig makes for an easy time when resharpening my Japanese weeding sickle. Really nice innovation.

I have one of those sickles and love it.  It's bevel is one sided.  What does the KJ bring to this that the regular jig doesn't? 

Rick

Rick,

I like using the bottom stop on the KJ-45 as it allows for the pivot needed for the slight curve in the blade.

Kind regards,
Rich
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