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KJ-45 vs SVM-45
« on: October 07, 2022, 05:34:35 pm »
I have a T8 and I’m ordering jigs. Torn between the new style and old. Should I get the KJ-45 or the SVM-45?
Thank you for any suggestions you may have.

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Re: KJ-45 vs SVM-45
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2022, 06:13:01 pm »
If you can spare the funds I’d go for one of each. The old style jig is good enough for most standard knives and gives some flexibility so you can choose a jig projection to suit you. The new one has less flexibility but the self centring is great for thinner and thicker blade stocks where wobble in the jig and uneven bevels can be an issue with the old style.

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Re: KJ-45 vs SVM-45
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2022, 06:22:13 pm »
I have a T8 and I’m ordering jigs. Torn between the new style and old. Should I get the KJ-45 or the SVM-45?
Thank you for any suggestions you may have.

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Re: KJ-45 vs SVM-45
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2022, 08:13:26 pm »
I've rarely used the old jig since I got the new one.  Main reason is that it produces more symmetrical bevels.  I also use the forward stop as a pivot with some medium-sized knives with deep bellies (doesn't work with longer knives).  And I've used the convexing feature a few times, too.

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Re: KJ-45 vs SVM-45
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2022, 09:47:26 pm »
Thanks everyone. I orders the new style for both regular and long flexible knives. Appreciate the help.

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Re: KJ-45 vs SVM-45
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2022, 05:03:46 am »
I prefer the SVM-45 as I can use the Han-Jig (https://sharpeninghandbook.info/indexJigs.html#HanJig) and a standard 129 mm projection.  The pairing of these two makes for easy resharpening of the kitchen knives.

That said, I find the KJ-45 great for some specialized uses.
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Re: KJ-45 vs SVM-45
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2022, 10:46:13 pm »
The only complaint I have ever had with a Tormek was the asymmetrical grind on a knife blade. It was just plain ugly to me. No, I am not a perfectionist but the thought of someone seeing that I had ground a blade unevenly would have mortified me.
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Re: KJ-45 vs SVM-45
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2022, 01:26:00 am »
Has anyone solved the problem with the Kj45 using the lower stop for wide knives of the locking stop hitting the usb leg?

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Re: KJ-45 vs SVM-45
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2022, 03:12:21 pm »
Has anyone solved the problem with the Kj45 using the lower stop for wide knives of the locking stop hitting the usb leg?

This help?   https://forum.tormek.com/index.php/topic,5032
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