In this guide I’ll be using the Tormek 2005 with the straight edge jig, to sharpen a bevel edge chisel.
Start by sliding the chisel into the jig with the bevel facing down. Making sure the right hand side of the chisel is against the two stops on the jig (where the two arrows are pointing in the picture)
The chisel should protrude from the jig about 2" (50mm)…
Resting the back end of the Pro AngleMaster on the stone and the other end on the back of the chisel, set the angle by lifting or lowering the universal support. When the AngleMaster is resting flat on the back of the chisel, the chisel is set to the correct angle.
Lock the universal support in place and you’re ready to start…
To check if you’re grinding the bevel evenly, after a few passes lift the chisel up away from the stone and either by eye or by using a small square, check to see if the cutting edge is (or close to) 90° to the side of the chisel…
If the edge is too far out, either tighten or loosen one of the knobs on the jig to adjust the clamping pressure on the chisel. When you’re new to the tormek it can be a bit of trial and error process, but you soon learn and can set it correctly the first time.
Slide the chisel and jig off the universal support and put them to one side.
Hold the smooth side of the stone grader against the grinding wheel, resting your wrists on the universal support for around 15 seconds..
This converts the grinding wheel form 220 grit to 1000 grit.
Slide the chisel and jig back onto the support and carry on moving the chisel side to side. (You only need to do this for a few seconds) Switch off the grinder, slide the chisel & jig off from the support and move the support to the horizontal base so it’s facing the honing wheel.