Guidelines shown below are for Included Angles (⍺).
I've not found value in adding micro/secondary bevels to kitchen knives, so that is not recommended here. If the sharpener wants to add one, an additional 2º should be sufficient. (Additional notes are also available on a different web page for Micro / Secondary Bevels.)
CB's USB Projection Calculator is recommended for calculating setup for Tormek knife jigs. (The simpler Projection Calculator is also still available.)
|Bread Knife||(use these instructions : Serrated Edge Knives)|
||Could be anything up to 35º, however Dr. Vadim Kraichuk at KnifeGrinders recommends 24º. Given his vast experience and testing data, this is the recommended value.|
This is for quality, high-carbon knivees. For lesser quality knives, consider increasing to 20º.
KnifeGrinders have documented the procedure they use, and also created a YouTube video.
|Type||1st Deburring||2d Deburring||Notes|
|Angle||Grit size||Angle||Grit size|
||3 - 6 µm
||0.25 - 0.5 µm
||Edge Angle Stropping - for steels which are brittle, have high hardness, are high carbon or carbide steels.|
||3 - 6 µm
||High Angle Stropping - for steels which are tough or ductile, have low hardness or low carbon, or are fine carbide.|
Good videos showing the use of the Tormek Knife Jigs : SVM-45, SVM-100 (no longer sold), SVM-140, and SVM-00:
|Jeff Farris - Knife Sharpening with Tormek|
|Steve Bottorff - Using Tormek Knife Jigs|
|Tormek Knife Jig SVM-45|
|Tormek Long Knife Jig SVM-140|
|Tormek Small Knife Holder SVM-00|
|Herman Trivilino showing the use of a platform jig|
|Knife Grinders showing sharpening of knives with convex curves|
|Knife Grinders showing sharpening of knives with concave curves|
Knife Grinders showing how to mount the
pin pivot collar on your knife jig
Pin Pivot Jig
|How We Sharpen Japanese Knives on Tormek|
|Equipment Review: The Best Heavy Duty Cutting Boards|
|Equipment Review: Honing Rods|
|Tormek AngleMaster WM-200|
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