Tormek SVA-170 Axe Jig
Outdoor axes and carving axes usually have a curved edge, while cleavers and carpenter's axes may have an almost straight edge. The axe is fixed to the rubber stop of the jig so you can easily follow the shape of the edge, regardless of whether it's straight or rounded.
When dry grinding on a fast rotating bench grinder, there's a risk of burning the edge and wrecking the axe. There's no such risk with the Tormek sharpening system as it rotates at a low rpm and the water cools the edge continuously.
Choose the best sharpening angle for your axe. The edge angle for an all-round axe for sports and leisure use is bigger than for a carving axe. A splitting maul requires an even bigger edge angle.
Carving axes can be sharpened asymmetrically, with a larger bevel on the left-hand side (if you're right-handed). That will make the axe cut more easily because the cutting force is closer to the direction of cutting.