I have already answered the survey, good to have us in mind
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Quote from: Ken S on October 04, 2019, 08:14:15 PM
I would contact support, describing your situation. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please keep us posted.
ps Any reoccurrence of your motor problem?
Quote from: micha on October 04, 2019, 05:55:22 PM
I've had that more than once (at least 5 times), with the lock screws of different accessories. However, with a drop of super glue it was a quick fix, and none of the glued heads came off ever since.
Just be careful not to glue the threads together, so remove the screw before pressing it into the head again.
Those screws seem to be just pressed in, so I had already wondered if I was the only one to come across the problem. Obviously not...
Quote from: Ken S on September 21, 2019, 01:41:45 PM
Good thoughts, John and Fernando.
We are not limited to one or the other, to fixed OR variable. Nor are we limited to just one fixed length. As an example, imagine we have one hundred knives to sharpen. While I believe most kitchen knives fall into the fixed setting category, I can imagine that some might not. We want both the speed of the fixed set up and the flexibility of the variable set up. Part of the designed efficiency of kenjig type set up tools is to allow returning to the fixed settings without the need of further calculations or measurement. This easy return allows us to capitalize on the individual precise adjustments for a non fixed knife without giving up the efficiency of the fixed system.
Fernando, I like your idea of the double ended block. It reminds me of the janjig. Jan started with the single Distance slot and added a second slot. The second slot allows him to use one tool to set the distance for both the grinding wheel and the honing wheel.
Angle control systems should give us a reliable, simple starting point. They should be flexible and adaptable to our individual needs and desires. I believe this technology is evolving and will become increasingly useful as more forum members develop and modify it.
Quote from: Ken S on September 13, 2019, 08:12:13 PM
I think your word "destroyed" lost something in translation. Would you rewrite your post, por favor. No lo entiendo. (I don't understand it.)
Quote from: Ken S on September 13, 2019, 08:37:19 PM
I am pleased that your sharpening work is going well for you.
I still have questions to solve this mystery. I understand your comment that Tormek does not have an agent in Columbia. However, there are many places with similar temperatures. If the problem is weather related, Tormek dealers or agents in places like Arizona US or in Mexico should be experiencing similar problems. If they are not, I would look more closely at your Tormek.
Have you replaced your switch? I think this would be a logical first step. Support should send you a replacement switch under warranty. If your problem is not the switch, a new switch at least simplifies the problem by eliminating a prime suspect.
With the new switch in place, I would try running your Tormek for a longer time (when you are at home and not faced by a deadline) and see if you can duplicate the failure. Keep the digital clock handy to verify that there is no power interruption. Having a small electric hair dryer with you which allows you to use just air with no heat could be useful.
Keep us posted, whether the problem returns or not. Remember that your T8 includes a seven year warranty. Not having an agent in your country should not effect your warranty.
Quote from: mat450 on August 05, 2019, 03:16:31 PM
I was presented with Various Japanese knives to sharpen the other day and brands included Shun which used 420J2 stainless steel material. I found it quite tough to grind and burr even after a freshly trued SB-250 wheel.
Question - Would a CBN or Diamond wheel have better grinding abilities with this kind of steel? or should I stick to the SB-250 wheel.
Thanks in advance
Quote from: Ken S on August 06, 2019, 08:51:10 PM
In fairness to the SG wheels, they were never designed for "exotic" steels. Most woodworking tools were, and still are high carbon steel. Kitchen knives and most pocket or sheath knives are either high carbon or stainless steel.
My question for the farmers market sharpeners: How many of the knives you sharpen are xotics and how many are within the SG range?
Quote from: braincramp on August 01, 2019, 03:58:23 PM
being a Noob it proved difficult for me to understand all the names and designators around Tormek and its addons. So when I have looked up some Jig name for the umpteenth time to understand what the post was about, I thought that a nice glossary would be really helpful. What do you think? I've seen extensions for that on other sites. The general idea is to automatically detect words which have previously been put in the glossary and highlight them in the post. When the reader hovers the pointer over that word, the description is shown as a tooltip. Could also be click-activated to reduce annoying popups. For Tormek jigs this could be a little tooltip containing the picture and a short info about the purpose of the jig.
Might seem irrelevant, a lot of the forum users here seem to be very proficient at getting their tools sharp, knowing all the DBS-22s and RB-180s out there by heart Think of all the silent readers though. There may be many, just like myself before I registered, who are wading through tons of stuff they never heard of before and keep wondering whether it will ever make sense to them.
(just added an attachment with an example)
Quote from: Michael Zeidler on July 30, 2019, 01:34:28 PM
My problem is to figure out how to purchase more Tormek leather honing wheel oil. I could not find it in product listings with Tormek accessories. The thin oil sold the local hardware stores is not aceptable substitute. The Tormek leather honing wheel oil is a white oil, i.e. a pharmaceutical oil. It is used in cosmetic compounds. It is probably a product of Exxon Mobile which employes chemistry in the product design. It is an excellent choice for softening the surface of the leather. This allows the honing compound to be evenly dispersed on the surface. Where can the leather honing oil be purchased online?
Quote from: Gary@QSS on July 22, 2019, 04:59:03 PM
Here are three photos that illustrate clamp placement. They go counter to the general adage of always clamping the front edge of the clamp parallel with the straight edge of the blade. The photos are from Tormek's Instagram page.
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