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Offline Erivan

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Re: My tormek T-8 died temporarily
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2019, 03:08:58 pm »
Hello everybody,

Just a short message to ask :  any news about this ?

Rgds.

 

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Re: My tormek T-8 died temporarily
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2019, 04:38:40 pm »
Hello everyone.

In relation to the problem of the shutdown, it has not happened to me again, but I have not tried to work my tormek T-8 for more than 1 hour, I have worked several times in the day but with a rest time of 3 hours between each operation , my machine is still heating although from what I understand that heat is normal, now as the work progresses, I touch the metal part of the leather wheel when I feel that it is already very hot to the touch, I turn on a fan so that circulate the air better through the grid that has the machine, and work quieter. I don't know if it's a good idea, but I'm just trying to be practical.

Equal my skill and learning curve improved with time and I do not take more than 4 minutes per knife so now I also finish my work faster.

I can sharpen little more than a dozen knives per hour.
and all my clients know that this is a hobby and not my main job so I have the rule of delivering the finished knives, the next day, during the week; and weekends I sharpen and deliver the same day, this way I don't work so many hours in a row with the machine and I don't tempt my luck.

I fell in love with tormek, and now almost everything I do in it, I have even stopped using my other sharpeners and sharpening stones. There are few times that I now sharpen by hand, possibly only with barbers blade and Asian knives.
Now I bought the swivel base, the scissor clip, tormek polish, and I increased my collection of pocket knives with the profits.

Use the tormek is an antistress therapy at home

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Re: My tormek T-8 died temporarily
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2019, 08:37:19 pm »
Fernando,

I am pleased that your sharpening work is going well for you.

I still have questions to solve this mystery. I understand your comment that Tormek does not have an agent in Columbia. However, there are many places with similar temperatures. If the problem is weather related, Tormek dealers or agents in places like Arizona US or in Mexico should be experiencing similar problems. If they are not, I would look more closely at your Tormek.

Have you replaced your switch? I think this would be a logical first step. Support should send you a replacement switch under warranty. If your problem is not the switch, a new switch at least simplifies the problem by eliminating a prime suspect.

With the new switch in place, I would try running your Tormek for a longer time (when you are at home and not faced by a deadline) and see if you can duplicate the failure. Keep the digital clock handy to verify that there is no power interruption. Having a small electric hair dryer with you which allows you to use just air with no heat could be useful.

Keep us posted, whether the problem returns or not. Remember that your T8 includes a seven year warranty. Not having an agent in your country should not effect your warranty.

Ken

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Re: My tormek T-8 died temporarily
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2019, 03:20:08 pm »
Fernando,

I am pleased that your sharpening work is going well for you.

I still have questions to solve this mystery. I understand your comment that Tormek does not have an agent in Columbia. However, there are many places with similar temperatures. If the problem is weather related, Tormek dealers or agents in places like Arizona US or in Mexico should be experiencing similar problems. If they are not, I would look more closely at your Tormek.

Have you replaced your switch? I think this would be a logical first step. Support should send you a replacement switch under warranty. If your problem is not the switch, a new switch at least simplifies the problem by eliminating a prime suspect.

With the new switch in place, I would try running your Tormek for a longer time (when you are at home and not faced by a deadline) and see if you can duplicate the failure. Keep the digital clock handy to verify that there is no power interruption. Having a small electric hair dryer with you which allows you to use just air with no heat could be useful.

Keep us posted, whether the problem returns or not. Remember that your T8 includes a seven year warranty. Not having an agent in your country should not effect your warranty.

Ken

Hi ken.

When I contacted Tormek after the shutdown problem, they didn't give me the option of a replacement switch, but they did tell me to let them know if it happened to me again, and it still hasn't happened to me again and I haven't worked for a while. long work, if it happens to me again I will report it to tormek and suggest a replacement switch.

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Re: My tormek T-8 died temporarily
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2019, 12:18:44 pm »
I was sorry to hear about Fernando's problem and the thought that he might lose his "anti-stress therapy" - such a pleasing expression!
I have only glanced at the T-8 brochure but note that it has an NVR switch, desirable but, perhaps, a complication. The motor seems now to be enclosed which may limit the possibility of checking its operating temperature (I use a cheap laser gadget for this kind of thing).
It would be helpful to know whether an overheat cut-out is fitted and what the maximum operating temperature is.
Good luck to Fernando!