Hi guys, I searched and couldn't find that this question has been asked.
I recently purchased a Tormek T-7. It is fantastic! I sharpened a roughing gouge to a beautiful edge. I then went on to work with an oval skew chisel I had just purchased. Unfortunately, it came rater poorly shaped and I have spent a good it of time re-shaping it and still have more to go. I noticed last night that there was definitely an odor from heat and when I checked the motor cover on the left of the machine had gotten hot enough I couldn't touch it. I let it sit overnight and then started using it again. After 5 minutes of use, the motor had gotten quite warm and after 10 minutes I turned it off because it seemed to be getting too hot.
Is this heat normal? Will the motor get too hot, or can I use the motor continuously as the book states?
I did notice a puddle under the machine, but based on all the water on the table under the wheel, I'm not sure if it was just water or a clear oil. Just cleaned it all up. Probably should have paid more attention!