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General Tormek Questions / Re: good new Tormek video
« on: November 30, 2018, 07:39:38 am »
I had the intentions of posting the link to the video yesterday, but got caught with other tasks. Thank you Ken for posting it. I hope you all will enjoy this new film featuring Peter Sefton.

Kindest regards,
Marie - Marketing Communications Manager

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Knife Sharpening / Re: Missed Opportunity?
« on: October 17, 2018, 11:27:35 am »
Ken, you are correct. As we are launching the Tormek T-4 Bushcraft package (without the Mora knife), we need marketing and instructional material for our intended audience, so they easily can see the benefits of using the Tormek system. However, this does not mean that we won't produce more in depth material further on. Video is a very great way of learning, and we hope you will find future videos more relevant for your skill improvement. Your parallel to Apple is a good point, I will keep that in mind. Thank you. 

Kindest regards,
Marie - Marketing Communications Manager

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Knife Sharpening / Re: Missed Opportunity?
« on: October 17, 2018, 07:33:06 am »
So... Tormek has a new video.... "How to Sharpen Hunting Knives... with the Tormek T-4..."

Demonstrating with this knife...



... and they're going to demo the AngleMaster... a golden opportunity to show how to adjust for blade taper...



.... when, what the....  suddenly a different knife?  ???



Oh well........  ::)  :(

Hi cbwx34,

We're showing two different ways of setting the angle, therefore there are two different knives in that part of the video :)

Kind regards,
Marie - Marketing Communications manager

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General Tormek Questions / Re: New AngleMaster
« on: October 17, 2018, 07:28:35 am »
Interesting thought, CB. I suspect the new version will be the only version, covering diamond and Original wheels. Related to that, I would not be surprised if production has already ceased with the older version.

Ken

Ken, you are correct. There will only be one version of the WM-200. However, the previous version of the AngleMaster is also compatible with MB-100, just like cbwx34 informed in his post. The instruction is also included with the MB-100, so the user will always be able to get started, regardless of which version they have of the AngleMaster. Small updates are sometimes necessary for some products, but that does not automatically mean that the previous version is no longer useful. So for all of you who have the previous version of WM-200 and want to use it together with MB-100 - go for it :)

Kind regards,
Marie - Marketing Communcations Manager

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General Tormek Questions / Re: Conditioning the honing wheel
« on: October 17, 2018, 07:18:39 am »
I believe it is a very high grade of mineral oil, possibly food grade, although that level of purity is not necessary. My guess is that it was chosen as much for the size odf the container to prevent overoiling.

I have prepared six leather honing wheels over the years with a variety of products, including 3 in 1 oil, mineral oil, the Tormek oil, and no oil. All worked, although the no oil wheel, done at the suggestion of a Tormek demonstrator, left black dust. A later application of mineral oil solved that problem. With a new Tormek, I would use the included tube. Lacking that, mineral oil works fine.

Ken

Hello,

Just want to confirm that Ken is correct in saying that mineral oil works perfectly fine (for example light sewing machine oil).
We started including a small tube of oil with our machines around a year ago to make the setup even easier for the user, but as mentioned, any other light mineral oil works as well.

Kind regards,
Marie - Marketing Communications Manager

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General Tormek Questions / Re: Chips on Edge of Diamond Wheel (DF-250)
« on: October 11, 2018, 01:19:34 pm »
Hi Rick,

Could you please email our support at support@tormek.se about this? They will be able to give you the best advice.
Please include photos and/or video.

Many thanks in advance.

Kind regards,
Marie - Marketing Manager, Tormek

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Hi Ken, Fernando and Rick,

I am so happy to hear that you enjoy the film. My father is a carpenter and I can really relate to Kerryn when she's talking about how she spent hours with her dad in his workshop. My father was the person who introduced me to many of the tools that I use today, and I have always been allowed to help him, which probably shaped my interest for making and DYI projects. I hope I will be able to pass this on to my future kids one day.

Thank you for taking the time to watch the film.
I wish you all a lovely Friday and a great weekend.

Kind regards,
Marie

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Hello everyone,

We are happy to announce that Kerryn Carter from Sydney (Australia) is our new Tormek Friend!

Some short info about Kerryn:
She started her professional career as an accountant and lawyer, but never let go of her dream of becoming a woodworker. In 2012, she got the chance to take a class led by woodworker Stuart Faulkner and since then, Kerryn has continued to develop her interest in woodwork, which has now become part of her professional life. Today, Kerryn is recognized as a woodworker, writer and educator. She runs “Tool School”, a woodwork school which primarily focuses on giving children and women the opportunity to work with tools and wood.

Don's miss the film where she tells more about her story. We hope you'll enjoy it!
https://www.tormek.com/international/en/about-tormek/news-archive/tormek-visit-woodworker-kerryn-carter/

Kind regards,
Marie - Marketing Manager, Tormek

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General Tormek Questions / Re: Multi Base-100
« on: August 09, 2018, 04:22:03 pm »
Hi, Marie.

I am pleased to see you posting. This must be an exciting time for the Tormek Marketing Department. Even if the new diamond wheels had only the traditional edge cutting capability, they would be a major innovation. The ability of doing controlled flat grinding on the side will open up whole new potential sharpening options for Tormek users. I look forward to studying both much forum conversaton and instructional support from Tormek.

In my opinion, the Anglemaster designation is a very minor issue. What I do find important is that Tormek has provided the users with the modified scale to accurately use the Anglemaster with side grinding. The addition of the modified side grinding scale will do much to aid user proficiency and satisfaction with the Multi Base and diamond wheels.

kind regards,

Ken

It is! Rather busy as well, we have great things ahead of us!  :)
Doing my best to stay updated on the conversations here at the forum, I now realize that I have some reading to do. You guys have been active during my summer holiday, great to see!

Kind regards,
Marie - Marketing Manager

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General Tormek Questions / Re: Multi Base-100
« on: August 09, 2018, 09:41:53 am »
Grizz,

The original Anglemaster, the WM-100, is long discontinued. The WM-200 really is a substantial improvement. Tormek traditionally assigns a new number desighation to improved products. They ahould do that with the WM-200, maybe WM300 or WM201.

In fact, to really do things right, I would like to see an Anglemaster with only the numbers for side grinding. It would be a simple modification and would eliminate confusion.

Ken

Hi Ken,

The MB-100 scale on the updated AngleMaster is relevant only when the user is to sharpen with the MB-100, otherwise it is not. The updated version of the AngleMaster will therefore still be called WM-200.

Kind regards,
Marie - Marketing Manager

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Knife Sharpening / Re: Sharpened / Photoshopped / Different Knife?
« on: August 09, 2018, 09:13:16 am »
Hi everyone,

This is my grandfather's old knife which I inherited when he passed away. I sharpened this together with my colleague and I can guarantee you that it is not photoshopped. The images were aligned since they were shot on different distances and different angles, this is probably what's fooling the eye.

Kind regards,
Marie, Marketing Manager at Tormek

 

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Its a great idea for anyone doing volume sharpening that needs speed as well as accuracy and repeatability. 

It does bring to mind a question about the new Tormek diamond wheels.  Do they have abrasive on both sides of the wheel?  I've not looked at anything from Tormek about the new wheels and have not heard anyone mention anything about abrasive being on the inside of the wheel. 

Without it, it seems to me the two-sided angle guides will not work.  Unless one uses only the outside block and pulls the knive through from the front and back, which I wonder how well that could work, requiring clearance from the wheel for the handle and hand, let alone potential differences in grind characteristics given the different directions. 

Rick

Tormek  Diamond  Wheels

Tormek has developed three diamond wheels designed for use with the Tormek Water Cooled Sharpening
System. The Tormek Diamond Wheels offer an exceptional durability and the ability to sharpen on the
periphery as well as the sides. When sharpening on the side of the Diamond Wheels, we recommend
using the Tormek Multi Base MB-100 with the appropriate jig developed for your specific tool.

this to me indicates they coated both sides of the wheel !


Good morning from Sweden,

The Diamond Wheels have abrasive on the outside of the wheel. Apologies for any misunderstandings.

Kind regards,
Marie - Marketing Manager

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Knife Sharpening / Re: new diamond wheels D.F. 250
« on: May 29, 2018, 03:20:42 pm »
Could anyone tell me please the Tormek diamond wheels technical specifications or where I can read it?

Are they aluminium, steel or something else based?
What diamonds are used: polycrystalline or monocrystalline?
What bonding is: nickel-electroplating or else?
What is the diamond layer thickness?
What warranty they come with - lifetime or ...?


Hello Wootz and the rest of you,

The Tormek Diamond Wheels are constructed with a precision machined steel frame. The frame is coated with a single layer of diamond grit that is electrolytically anchored with nickel. The type of diamond we're using is confidential and cannot be shared publicly. The bonding is, like you (Wootz) is suggesting, nickel-electroplating. The diamond wheels are covered of the general Tormek warranty against peeling.

The life of the wheel is very much related to how it’s used. It is very important to always apply a low pressure when sharpening. If you are sharpening with a new diamond wheel, a very low pressure should be applied. The diamond grits on a new diamond wheel are very sharp and sensitive to high pressure. We also recommend to always use water when sharpening with the diamond wheel, as it prolongs the life of the wheel and provides a finer surface. When you sharpen with water, remember to always use the ACC-150 Anti-Corrosion Concentrate in the water to prevent rust on the diamond wheel.

Here's a link to the information sheet with all the information: https://www.tormek.com/media/1911657/information-tormek-diamond-wheels-en.pdf

Kind regards,
Marie - Marketing Manager, Tormek

Are the T2 wheels the same manufacture, and would there be benefit to using them with water?
I can say, after getting a T2 that I got to try the other day, it really has put a smile on multiple faces.  Takes as much time to get it out and setup as it does to sharpen a knife that is just starting to get dull, and back to work in under two minutes.

Hello SharpenADullWitt,

We have several manufacturers for our diamond wheels. I cannot share any more information than that, I hope you understand.

The Diamond Wheels for the T-2 are intended to be used with the T-2, which is, as many of you know, especially designed for a specific target group (chefs and professional kitchens). The T-2 is designed to be used without water, and we have not tested the compatible diamond wheels with neither water nor the ACC-150 Anti-Corrosion Concentrate. Please note that the new diamond wheels for the T-8 (and previous larger models) has diamond also on the side and is tested for water sharpening (with the ACC-150). The diamond wheels for the T-2 has a label glued on the side and we do not know how water or other liquids might affect the glue. 

Kind regards,
Marie - Marketing Manager

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Knife Sharpening / Re: new diamond wheels D.F. 250
« on: May 28, 2018, 03:21:49 pm »
Could anyone tell me please the Tormek diamond wheels technical specifications or where I can read it?

Are they aluminium, steel or something else based?
What diamonds are used: polycrystalline or monocrystalline?
What bonding is: nickel-electroplating or else?
What is the diamond layer thickness?
What warranty they come with - lifetime or ...?


Hello Wootz and the rest of you,

The Tormek Diamond Wheels are constructed with a precision machined steel frame. The frame is coated with a single layer of diamond grit that is electrolytically anchored with nickel. The type of diamond we're using is confidential and cannot be shared publicly. The bonding is, like you (Wootz) is suggesting, nickel-electroplating. The diamond wheels are covered of the general Tormek warranty against peeling.

The life of the wheel is very much related to how it’s used. It is very important to always apply a low pressure when sharpening. If you are sharpening with a new diamond wheel, a very low pressure should be applied. The diamond grits on a new diamond wheel are very sharp and sensitive to high pressure. We also recommend to always use water when sharpening with the diamond wheel, as it prolongs the life of the wheel and provides a finer surface. When you sharpen with water, remember to always use the ACC-150 Anti-Corrosion Concentrate in the water to prevent rust on the diamond wheel.

Here's a link to the information sheet with all the information: https://www.tormek.com/media/1911657/information-tormek-diamond-wheels-en.pdf

Kind regards,
Marie - Marketing Manager, Tormek

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Good morning from Sweden!

Happy to see there's such an interest!

Here's an update on the project:
The material is still in post production. The films will be released in shorter episodes, where the first episode is planned to be released sometime around June (I will get back to you when I have a confirmed date).

As Ken is mentioning, this is a joint project between Tormek and "Jaktkunskap" (Hunting Knowledge), a YouTube show that shares knowledge and stories relevant for hunters. We hope these films will help hunters discover Tormek and show them that Tormek is an alternative for keeping tools sharp. During filming, a lot of questions where answered. When the first episode is released, I will post answers for the questions that won't be covered in the episodes.

I hope this clarifies your queries. Please let me know if you have any further questions on this.

Kind regards,
Marie - Marketing Communications, Tormek

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