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.

General Guidelines
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45° 20° 55 mm B

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.

Closed Seat

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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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