|Slim Fluted Parting Tool|
Guidelines shown below are for use with the Tormek SVS-50 Multi Jig. For the Slim Fluted Parting Tool, the Closed Seat is used.
It is a good practice to use a wire brush to clean the fluted edge before sharpening. That way you don't damage the cutting edge when cleaning it later. I use one from an old M-16 gun cleaning kit.
Use the closed seat on the Tormek SVS-50 (shown to the right).
It is recommended to not move side-to-side with the tool's edge engaged with the grinding surface. Instead, move to a position, ensure the SVS is engaged fully with the USB, and then raise the handle to engage the tool with the grinding surface.
If you want to move use a different part of the grinding surface, lower the handle first, and then repeat the above-listed instructions.
Marty Kiminsky noted that 45° is generally recommended for this tool, and that is his personal preference also. See also, "Woodturning" magazine, issue # 352.
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