This jig comes standard with both the Tormek T7 and T3. This jig is used on chisels and plane irons to produce an edge at 90 degrees to the tool.
The jig (1) comprises an upper base with a lower clamp and two locking knobs for fixing the tool. The jig slides on the Universal Support on nylon bushings across the grindstone. The edge angle is set with the Micro Adjust (4) on the Universal Support (5).
There are two safety stops to prevent the tool from slipping off the stone when grinding. One inner stop (2) to be positioned according to the width of the tool and one outer stop (3) mounted on the end of the Universal Support.
The jig automatically lines up the chisel to its upper, flat side so the tool always mounts correctly and grinds at 90°. Conventional jigs need manual alignment.
The lower clamp has a ridge in the centre enabling shorter tools with a tapered shank to be firmly mounted, e.g. Japanese chisels. The upper base, which lines up the tool, is designed so the clamping pressure is distributed to the ends and the tool mounts firmly without a heavy tightening of the knobs.
The jig is designed for grinding towards the edge with the Universal Support placed vertically and for honing away from the edge with the Universal Support placed horizontally. For plane irons and wood chisels. Max tool width is 76 mm (3"). Max tool thickness 9 mm (3/8").
Made in Sweden.