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Tormek T-1 and T-2 / Re: Did the diamond wheel on the T-2 change?
« Last post by cbwx34 on Yesterday at 11:15:36 pm »
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My DWF is back on my T2. The DWC has been liberating. It really turbo charges the T2 and T4. The DW series wheels perform their designed function very well, waterless sharpening with the T2. If Tormek should decide to switch to the DF-200 for the T2, I can't imagine them including ACC in the package. Their design philosophy for the T2 is dry sharpening with the T2 always "at the ready".

Ken

Right now there are wheels for the T-2 (DWC & DWF), and the wheels for the T-4 (DC, DF, DE).

My question is from this T-2 for sale...



...which has a different style wheel... it's marked DWF (so T-2), but looks different than the original T-2 wheel.  Also can't tell if it has diamond on the side... kinda looks like it does not.  So maybe it's just a redesigned T-2 wheel.


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General Tormek Questions / One universal toolrest not square to the stone
« Last post by FabianM on Yesterday at 09:53:47 pm »
Recently I purchased a new Tormek T4. I tried to sharpen a few different tools and actually was quite statisfied with the result (of course a bit more practice is needed ;)). Plane irons were not ground 90° to their sides, though. I used the SE-77 jig and checked the adjustments according to the youtube-videos. It did not work at all, so I purchased the TT-50 and shaped the stone with it. The stone did not keep the 90° angle of the grinding surface with its side, but the tool support was parallel with the stone in the horizontal position (I attached a picture, actually the stone is a bit more out of square than it is shown in the photo).

So tried the other way of mounting the support and in this position the metal rod of the support was not parallel anymore, so this might actually be the only correct attachement position.

In both cases I pressed down the support with one finger over the adjustment wheel (like in the videos) so this  can not be the issue.

So I am not sure what the problem is, maybe you have an idea what the issue could be. Maybe the support bar is bent, but I believe both attachement positions would be problematic then. Maybe the machine just needs to be replaced.

Thank you!
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Knife Sharpening / Re: Shop setup
« Last post by BeSharp on Yesterday at 06:20:51 pm »
Excellent! Handle it very carefully- it breaks easily. Ask me how I know... :-\
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Tormek T-1 and T-2 / Re: Did the diamond wheel on the T-2 change?
« Last post by Ken S on Yesterday at 12:58:34 pm »
CB,

I am not surprised to see the changes in the T2. When my first T7 (purchased in 2009) was stolen during a burglary in 2011, I purchased a replacement. My original T7 came with the straight stainless steel shaft; rocker switch; and standard water tray. The 2011 version came with the EZYlock; safety switch; and Advanced Water Trough. Tormek ships new units with the latest innovations.

Within half an hour of when my T2 arrived, I mounted the DWF-200 grinding wheel and rubber honing wheel on my T4. Soon after, my DWC-200 coarse diamond wheel also ended up on my T4. In the computer world these would have been called "hacks".

My DWF is back on my T2. The DWC has been liberating. It really turbo charges the T2 and T4. The DW series wheels perform their designed function very well, waterless sharpening with the T2. If Tormek should decide to switch to the DF-200 for the T2, I can't imagine them including ACC in the package. Their design philosophy for the T2 is dry sharpening with the T2 always "at the ready".

Ken
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Knife Sharpening / Re: Shop setup
« Last post by Stovepipe on Yesterday at 03:18:40 am »
I took advise and found 3-D printer on Craigslist. $4/hour $24 total and $10 shipping.............terrific addition to my setup.  Thank you so much.
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Tormek T-1 and T-2 / Re: T2 for farmers market
« Last post by ausmaca on June 27, 2022, 11:40:57 pm »
Thanks all, I appreciate the advice
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Tormek T-1 and T-2 / Re: T2 for farmers market
« Last post by Ken S on June 27, 2022, 10:16:11 pm »
I do not sharpen professionally; however, as besharp has noted, many of the knives one encounters at a farmer's market are VERY dull This also involves sharpening fifty to more than a hundred knives during a Saturday morning.

I like the T2 and T1. I have also championed the T4 since it was introduced in 2014. In the case of farmer's market sharpening, I believe, as do the Tormek staff, that the correct machine is the T8. Farmer's market sharpening is heavy duty. A good second hand T7 would certainly be very adequate. Many sharpening services have been successfully run with the SG-250 or SB-250.

Ken
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Tormek T-1 and T-2 / Re: T2 for farmers market
« Last post by cbwx34 on June 27, 2022, 08:28:17 pm »
Hi

Has anyone bought or is currently using a T2 for servicing home customers directly or through a farmers market?

I’m considering sharpening as a hobby (and a little cash😉) and thought the T2 could service a large portion of of everyday knives. Based on the times Tormek present it would be time efficient as well.

Options would be welcome.

Thanks
Tony

Carefully read this thread...  https://www.tormek.com/forum/index.php?topic=3371

In addition to what BeSharp said, I would add a couple of things.  One, is that a lot of knives don't work well with the Guide on the T-2.  Second, the T-2, as pointed out in the thread, isn't recommended for a sharpening business (and that's from Tormek).

If you can't swing a T-8, I'd look at a T-4, combined with a decent belt sander for repairs.
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Tormek T-1 and T-2 / Re: T2 for farmers market
« Last post by BeSharp on June 27, 2022, 06:10:38 pm »
This is my third year doing Farmers Market. Knives are VERY dull. You need a machine that can take a low grit stone. I wore out an 80 grit stone in a year doing the Farmers Market.
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Tormek T-1 and T-2 / T2 for farmers market
« Last post by ausmaca on June 27, 2022, 05:13:04 pm »
Hi

Has anyone bought or is currently using a T2 for servicing home customers directly or through a farmers market?

I’m considering sharpening as a hobby (and a little cash😉) and thought the T2 could service a large portion of of everyday knives. Based on the times Tormek present it would be time efficient as well.

Options would be welcome.

Thanks
Tony
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