Dutchman's Guide

Ton Nillesen (alsko known as "the Dutchman") put together a guide for setting grinding angles on knives when using the SVM-45, the SVM-100 (no longer made, but still quite usable), or the SVM-140 grinding jigs.

His method is a very simple way for setting the machine up to grind specific angle you desire. It uses tables to setup the jigs based on the grind wheel size, allowing you adjust at the wheel size diminshes with use.

It is published in two forms :

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