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SVA-170 Axe Jig

Sharpen your axes

You'll be amazed at how sharp you can make an axe using the SVA-170 Axe Jig. The axe rests securely in the jig and is sharpened with a constant sharpening angle, regardless of whether the axe has a straight or curved edge.

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Why SVA-170 Axe Jig?

  • Make your axes razor-sharp with an edge that lasts longer.
  • Easy and precise sharpening.
  • Works with both Tormek T-4 and Tormek T-8, as well as older models.
  • Works with most types of axes.

Straight or curved edges that last

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.

Set the sharpening angle by usage

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.

No more hand cramps

The rotation of the grinding wheel pushes the axe up so that it's fixed against the rubber stop of the jig and amplifies the force of your hand. This automatically applies just the right amount of pressure against the grinding wheel. And your edge won't cut into the grinding wheel, either – this can easily happen when you're sharpening freehand against the rotation direction.

Specs and details


Shipping weight 0.16 kg (0.35 lb)




Precision-cast zinc, black rubber


2-year warranty

Made in Sweden


Introduction: SVA-170 Axe Jig

Watch this short introduction on how the SVA-170 Axe Jig works.

Tormek Live Sharpening Classes

Wolfgang and Sébastien demonstrate how to use the SVA-170 Axe Jig.

Included in the box

The SVA-170 Axe Jig comes fully assembled and ready to use.

  • Instructions for the SVA-170 Axe Jig.