Guidelines shown below are for Included Angles (⍺).
Notes about Secondary Bevels are at the bottom of this page.
Sharpening axes on the Tormek uses the Tormek SVA-170 Axe Jig. Alternatively, an angle grinder can be used with a 120 grit flap disc.
|Axe Type||Included Angle (⍺)||Secondary Bevel||Notes|
|General||20-25º||+2-5º||This is a guideline. Exact angles are not required. |
There are some who recommend that the overall grind be convex (see also, the referenced manual at the bottom of this page from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Forest Service). I have found that using a secondary bevel removes that need.
|Carpenter||20-25º||+2-5º||Grind the edge so there is a longer side facing the wood.|
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