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#21
General Tormek Questions / Is my kj-45 faulty?
Last post by Rimu - February 01, 2023, 06:45:42 AM
My new kj-45 jig seems to bow in the middle. It's a bit hard to photograph, but to me the gap is less at the ends than in the middle. Anyone else see this? Will it have an effect?
#22
General Tormek Questions / Re: Applying Diamond paste on ...
Last post by TireguyfromMA - February 01, 2023, 06:21:04 AM
Quote from: Ken S on January 30, 2023, 10:58:22 AMHere is a link to an alcohol based diamond spray supplier:

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/ri1midisp2oz.html

Ken

At the :50 second point in the website video the guy mentions that this spray is water based
#23
Knife Sharpening / Re: Grinding software upgrade ...
Last post by Roger M. - February 01, 2023, 03:47:54 AM
Whatever came along with iOS 16.2 (20C65) has unfortunately rendered both of the Knifegrinder apps unusable on iPhone, as they try to execute a forced update, and of course the apps are no longer in the app store.

I don't know what the Android situation is currently? ... perhaps the apps still work on Android?

Vadim's apps were revolutionary when they first appeared, I jumped right on board and downloaded his standard app, and later the front vertical base app ... Wootz was certainly a powerhouse in the sharpening world ... I miss his non-stop research into almost anything to do with knife sharpening!

Off now to check out the generic equivalents, no choice really!
#24
General Tormek Questions / Re: T2 vs T8
Last post by lillebror - January 31, 2023, 10:56:01 PM
Thank you
It actually makes sense to combine the T2 and the T4 according to the wheel size. I might start up with the T4 bushcraft, and then see where it brings me.
I need to try something new instead of the boring Lansky sharpening.
#25
General Tormek Questions / Re: Where to purchase CrO2 pas...
Last post by Ken S - January 31, 2023, 09:26:21 PM
3D,

The Amazon listing for your product does not list a grit size. The green chromium sticks are commonly .5 micron. Although Wootz specified .25 micron, .5 seems very close. I suspect it would work well for the majority of the knives we sharpen, certainly for mine.

Ken
#26
General Tormek Questions / Re: T2 vs T8
Last post by Ken S - January 31, 2023, 09:19:20 PM
Welcome to the forum, Lillibror.

To answer your specific question, no, the T4/T8 jigs do not fit the T2. Nor does the R2 knife jig fit the T4 or T8.

"T2 vs T8". May I suggest an alternative? I like the combination of T2 and T4.
The T2 is a specialist machine for sharpening restaurant knives. It is the product of Tormek working with groups like the Swedish Culinary Team. If I had no other choice, I could sharpen my chisels with my T2. It would work, although, it would be clumsy and outside the T2's primary design area.

Why the T4 instead of the T8? The 200 mm diameter diamond grinding wheels are interchangeable between the T4 and the T2. If, at some point, if you purchase all three (DC-200; DF-200; and DE-200), this represents a substantial investment.
Most users find the DF sufficient for their needs; however, it is convenient to be able to interchange these three wheels between the two machines.

You are asking an important question, one worthy of real thought.

Please keep us posted.

Ken
#28
General Tormek Questions / Re: Applying Diamond paste on ...
Last post by WimSpi - January 31, 2023, 06:02:16 PM
Quote from: TireguyfromMA on January 31, 2023, 04:46:37 AMThank you both!  I'm going to place a order on Tuesday morning.   About how often would you re-apply this spray?  My wife says "diamonds are forever".

My wife says that too, but then she says, "but there can always be one more"
#29
General Tormek Questions / Re: T2 vs T8
Last post by cbwx34 - January 31, 2023, 03:14:42 PM
Quote from: lillebror on January 31, 2023, 03:03:12 PMMy needs are mostly knifesharpening, but I want the opportunity to sharpen chisels and scissors etc. The question is whether I can buy any jigs or tools to fit on the T2 for that use.
sorry for the spelling and the grammar - I'm from Denmark  8)

There are no jigs (beyond knives and circular blades) for the T-2 that I'm aware of, so if you want to sharpen more, it'll be the T-8 or T-4.
#30
General Tormek Questions / T2 vs T8
Last post by lillebror - January 31, 2023, 03:03:12 PM
My needs are mostly knifesharpening, but I want the opportunity to sharpen chisels and scissors etc. The question is whether I can buy any jigs or tools to fit on the T2 for that use.
sorry for the spelling and the grammar - I'm from Denmark  8)