Grinder tool rest, grinding jig
Veritas grinder tool rest
The major weakness of most bench grinders is that their tool rests are virtually useless. It is nearly impossible to find one with a rest that is solid and square.
The Veritas grinder tool rest can be used with 150 mm (6 inch) or 200 mm (8 inch) utility bench grinders and many belt sanders/grinders. It mounts directly to the bench in front of the grinder and can be readily folded out of the way for freehand grinding.
The 102 mm (4 inch) wide table straddles wheels up to 25.4 mm (1 inch) wide. It is grooved for sliding jigs and centre-drilled for rotating jigs. The slotted arms allow a wide range of angular and height adjustments. Spring-loaded gyratory handles lock it solidly in position and it can be rotated out of the way after locking. You can easily move it from one grinder to another or quickly remove it from the bench.
Accurately machined, anodized aluminum construction. Fully compatible with the Veritas grinding jig (no. 325011).
Included is an angle-setting gauge to set the table to the common bevel angles of 20°, 25°, 30° and 35°.
Veritas grinding jig
The grinding jig works with any power or hand grinder that has a tool rest.
Put a tool in the jig, slide it against the alignment pin and one clamping thumbscrew to square it, adjust the blade projection for bevel angle, and tighten in place. The tool is now held squarely in the jig at the chosen bevel angle. Slide the jig back and forth across the tool rest and stone face to sharpen the tool.
The back plate is offset for short chisels, such as Japanese or western butt chisels. The brass clamping bolts have nylon washers to prevent galling; other parts are made from hard aluminium, further hardened by anodizing to prevent wear. High-friction pads ensure solid clamping without inadvertent misalignment.
The jig fits in the slot of the Veritas grinder tool rest (no. 325010); it adapts to other tool rests via the riding ledges.