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Forum topic by greatview posted 1612 days ago 970 views 1 time favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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1612 days ago

I’m about to purchase a Tormek T-7 and wonder what jigs and extras are really useful as you can double the price if you get most everything. For years I’ve managed with hand holding shaping on a high speed grinder and then finishing on whetstones. Most of my requirements are for 6 inches (my jointer) or less – chisels, plane irons, etc. Of course, I’d like to sharpen my disposable planer blades (Dewalt 750) but this would be a “nice to be able to do” feature rather than a necessity. I use a lathe but not that often. For kitchen knives I see no reason not to hand hold them against the wheel but maybe I could be convinced otherwise.

Thanks for your input.

-- Tom, New London, NH

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#1 posted 1611 days ago

I use the square edge jig, and the knife jig and long knife jig. I haven’t used any of the other jigs, but I do have the truing tool, which is pretty handy. I am pretty happy with it so far, but have only had it about 6 weeks.

-- Lee in Phoenix

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