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Watch the knife jig SVM-45 in action and see how it works. Note especially how to position your hands and how to best apply pressure when sharpening. Learn two different methods how to set the edge angle, by using the Tormek AngleMaster or the marker method.
The jig for knife sharpening comprises an adjustable clamp (1) for holding knives of any thickness and an adjustable stop (2). You adjust the jig to the knife thickness with the screw (3) and lock by tightening the knob (4).
Improvement to the Knife Jig
We now cast the Knife Jig SVM-45 in zinc, which give us the opportunity to make the clamping jaws thinner. The benefit is that they can handle smaller edge angles and narrower blades, where the earlier design would touch the stone.
Now you can sharpen blades min 14 mm (9/16") measured from the back to the cutting edge. The dashed line shows the earlier design. (Knife 2.5 mm thick, width 14 mm.)
The Tormek Knife Jig SVM-45 is suitable for sharpening of all kinds of knives; household knives, chef’s knives, handicraft knives and knives for hunting and fishing. You can also sharpen carver’s draw knives.
Since the jig rests freely on the Universal Support you can follow the curve of the blade.
The Universal Support is normally placed vertically for knife sharpening towards the edge. Short knives can also be ground away from the edge with the Universal Support placed horizontally.
Min. blade length 60 mm (2 3/8"). For smaller knives, see SVM-00.
Read more about knife sharpening and edge angles on the page "Edge angles for knife sharpening".
For knives with long and flexible blades, see the Long Knife Jig SVM-140.