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Tormek Gouge Jig- Revised


SVD-186 R Gouge Jig

Sharpen your gouges and much more

A favorite with woodturners! The SVD-186 R Gouge Jig allows you to easily make your fingernail gouges as sharp as you like. The high level of control allows for precise repetition of your chosen profile. The gouge jig also allows you to sharpen woodcarving tools with complex shapes, such as curved or bent woodcarving gouges and V-gouges. And sharpening luthier knives and tanto knives is a breeze.



Why SVD-186 R Gouge Jig?

  • Sharpens all your gouges and other tools with complex shapes, such as V-gouges and carbide woodturning cutters.
  • Precise setting for exact repeatability with the TTS-100 Turning Tool Setter.
  • Use Tormek's recipes for various sharpenings, or create your own.
  • Works with both Tormek T-4 and Tormek T-8, as well as older models.

The ultimate jig for woodturning tools

The SVD-186 R Gouge Jig provides exact repeatability of both the shape and the sharpening angle of your bowl gouges and profile gouges. This means you can be sure the tool will behave in the same predictable way at the lathe every time you sharpen your tools. The TTS-100 Turning Tool Setter gives you exactly the shape and sharpening angle you want, depending on your type of turning.

The SVD-186 R Gouge Jig allows you to sharpen your tools with the edge in the same the direction as the direction of rotation of the grinding wheel, with the universal support in the horizontal position. If your machine dates back to 2001 or before, you can fit an XB-100 Horizontal Base to be able to sharpen edge trailing.

The length of the gouge's wings can also be varied so that the shape of the gouge suits your woodturning style. Nothing gives faster or sharper results when the SVD-186 R Gouge Jig is used correctly and in conjunction with your Tormek machine.

You can also sharpen your woodturning cutters with SVD-186 R Gouge Jig. Mount your cutter onto the special shaft that is included with the jig, and you get a controlled and simple sharpening of your woodturning cutters of virtually any shape.

Follow ready-made recipes, or create your own

The SVD-186 R Gouge Jig can be adjusted to give different profiles. You can create your own profile, also known as a "recipe", or choose one of the recommended profiles from the profile guide provided with the instructions. You can use our PL-01 Profile Labels to record the settings for your recipe and attach them to the metal ring around the tool handle so that you can quickly and easily repeat the sharpening angle on your tool.

You can also sharpen carbide woodturning cutters with the SVD-186 R Gouge Jig. Mount your cutters on the special shaft supplied with the jig for controlled sharpening.

SVD-186 R for wood sculpting tools

Tormek's slow-rotating and water-cooled grinding wheels are perfect for sharpening your wood sculpting and carving tools. You can easily sharpen curved or bent tools with the SVD-186 R Gouge Jig. The water-cooled grinding wheel is gentle on carbon steel and eliminates the risk of overheating the delicate edge.

The jig can be adjusted to fit the shape of the tool, allowing you to easily create a smooth bevel on the rounded edge. You can also sharpen curved gouges with the same fantastic results.

Lock the turning motion

The SVD-186 R Gouge Jig has a locking knob that allows you to lock the rotational movement of the jig. This feature makes it easier to maintain full control when sharpening wood sculptor's tools such as V-gouges. The locking knob also allows you to sharpen with a completely flat bevel on luthier knives when using Tormek's MB-102 Multi Base and diamond grinding wheels.

Re-profile your tools with the SVD-186 R Gouge Jig

Do you have a new tool and need to remove a lot of steel to change its profile or create a smaller sharpening angle? The BGM-100 Bench Grinder Mounting Set will allow you to use the SVD-186 R Gouge Jig on a bench grinder too. But you have to be careful not to burn the edge here. When you've completed the initial rough sharpening on the bench grinder, you then switch to your Tormek machine and give the edge its final sharpness.

Our patented TTS-100 Turning Tool Setter allows you to keep the exact same shape and sharpening angle. This gives you the best of both worlds in one jig system – the fastest possible removal of steel and the best possible sharpness!




Shipping weight 0.50 kg (1.1 lb)




Precision-cast zinc, stainless steel, black composite knobs


2-year warranty



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Made in Sweden


Introduction: SVD-186 R Gouge Jig

Watch this thorough introduction on how the SVD-186 R Gouge Jig works, featuring world renowned professional woodturner and teacher Glenn Lucas.

Tormek Live Sharpening Classes

Wolfgang and Sébastien demonstrate how to use the SVD-186 R Gouge Jig to sharpen woodturning tools.


The SVD-186 R Gouge Jig comes fully assembled and ready to use.

  • Instructions for the SVD-186 R Gouge Jig
  • PP-10 Profile Pen
  • PL-01 Profile Labels with instructions (1 sheet of 9 labels)

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

These jigs are very accurate

Great service

Great service . I had purchased several items and was under the assumption that they where not compatible with my Tormek 4 . However, after chatting with Jeremy he assured me that they should work, and after giving it another try they did work. Not only did it work, but they worked very well.
Thank you,


Jeremy, thank you for your help today.

Paul Kay
Tormek Gouge Jig

This jig makes things very easy to sharpen my lathe tools. I bought the Turning Tool Setter at the same time and using them together, it couldn't be simpler. Setup time is under a minute and my tools have never been sharper. I'm not using a Tormek sharpener, and it works well.

Ordering from Axeman was very straightforward and my shipment arrived in good time. I have already ordered again from them. Thank you!


I already own a regular 186 jig and wanted the new version.
Great service Thank You!