Ring Tool

Sectional View of Ring Tool

This tool is shown ground with 2 cutting edges. I have denoted these using colors: an inner one shown as red, and an outer one shown as blue.

Inner Cutting Edge
(the red part)

Outer Cutting Edge
(the blue part)

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General Guidelines
β1 β2 Comments Recommended
Tormek Jig
25° 25°

This tool is fundamentally a skew with a round edge, hence the rather acute angle.

The two angles, β1 & β2, can be different, though that is more of a user decision regarding its use. If you choose to go this route, consider making the outer cutting edge (β2) around 30°.

All four surfaces (2 on the red edge; 2 on the blue edge) should be honed to give a smooth, sharp cutting edge.

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