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The user experience has also been in focus in the design and construction of the KJ-140 Wide Centering Knife Jig. For the best grinding experience, most of the jig's weight is focused on the clamps, the part that is closest to the grinding itself. This provides a very well-balanced feel when it's used.
The end of the stop has been designed with ergonomics in mind. There is a flat surface to place your thumb on to secure the jig against the universal support. This little feature makes long periods of grinding more comfortable.
Sales start in April 2022. Availability may vary between markets.
This well-balanced, patented jig provides extra stability when sharpening knives with long, flexible blades such as fillet knives. With the KJ-140 Wide Centering Knife Jig, you achieve a symmetrical grind with the same angle on both sides of the blade. Regardless of the thickness and geometry of the blade, it will self-center in the jig, giving you the same result on both bevels. The longer clamp stabilizes flexible knife blades to prevent them from bending, so that you get the same angle and pressure over the entire bevel.
When you mount your knife in the KJ-140 Wide Centering Knife Jig, the knife self-centers in the jig, whatever its thickness or geometry. This means that the jig centers everything from the thinnest knives to knives with a blade thickness of up to 10 mm (7/16"). It also means that knife blades that taper off from back to edge and heel to tip are centered in the jig, providing symmetrical grinding on both bevels of the knife. Easy setup, perfect results.
The KJ-140 Wide Centering Knife Jig works in the same way as the KJ-45 Centering Knife Jig but has a wider clamp. The wider 140 mm (5 1/2") clamp stabilizes thin knife blades and provides more support for an even bevel along the entire knife blade. Of course it can also be used with larger knives with more stable blades, such as chef's knives.
Because the KJ-140 Wide Centering Knife Jig is positioned with the stop resting freely against the universal support, you are able to follow the shapes of the knife, always guided by the universal support as a reference point. This makes it possible to sharpen knives with different blade shapes, from fillet knives to butcher's knives and classic chef's knives.