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Started by Thy Will Be Done, October 15, 2022, 09:42:06 PM
Quote from: Thy Will Be Done on October 15, 2022, 09:42:06 PMI see the long knife version of this appears labeled as such on dealers online and neither of them are listed on Tormek website US anymore. So it seems they are being replaced by the KJ-45 but I've found that it doesn't do everything I need. .333" thick 'knives' or choppers will not work when they are flat ground instead of saber. Guess I need to buy one before the stock dries up if that's the case.
Quote from: Ken S on October 16, 2022, 12:31:59 PMI have no inside knowledge about the SVM-45 or SVM-140; however, it would not surprise me if they were discontinued. Although Tormek is quite good about maintaining spare parts for older machines, older jigs and accessories are generally limited to supplies on hand. Examples of this are the SE-76 (replaced by the SE-77); the older version of the TTS-50 Truing Tool; etc. This does not mean that these older jigs and accessories are completely unavailable. When I first joined the forum in 2009, former member, Ionut and I had a lengthy discussion about sharpening traditional "pig sticker" mortising chisels. These are too thick to be held in the SE-76. They do fit in the older SVH-60 square edge jig. At the time, the SVH-60 was long discontinued. Ionut worked as a Tormek demonstrator for Big Bear Tools in Canada and knew they had a couple "new old stock". I purchased one through Big Bear Tools. Ever since then, I have been prepared to sharpen thick mortise chisels. (I have never actually owned or sharpened a thick mortising chisel. The SE-76 and SE-77 work fine with the much more common sash mortising chisels.) My point is that older Tormek jigs are available, when and where you find them. I would not panic over the SVM-45. If you feel you have some knives which will not work with the new KJ-45 or have other special needs for the SVM-45, I would suggest purchasing one (two if you sharpen professionally). I would not fall prey to online sellers who might sell them as "rare" at inflated prices. They are not rare.Ken
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