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Offline Anders1965

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Upgrade of Tormek ST-250 with BGM-100 stay and new stone
« on: February 17, 2021, 12:17:01 pm »
I have plans to upgrade my old drill-driven ST-250 with the upgrade BGM-100. I plan to mount it vertical on the frame, by using a L-bracket. Anyone with experience in this way of upgrading?(See pic Tormek ST-250-2)
I also want to change the old Gotland sand stone that is the original from 1974.  Is it possible to use the new axle MSK-250 for upgrading ST-250?   


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Re: Upgrade of Tormek ST-250 with BGM-100 stay and new stone
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2021, 02:28:37 pm »
Anders1965.  Welcome to the forum.  What a great year - the year I graduated from high school. 

Very curious old machine.  Good luck.

If you mount the BGM vertically with an "L" bracket, are the legs going to project below the front surface?  Seems they would have to and if so, why not just mount the BGM on the front face of the machine case?  Or, given there is no motor inside the case, is there lots of room such that you can drill holes in the top of the case for the legs to project through?  If that is the case, what about adding a BGM, vertically on an back of the machine so you have the benefits of the vertical USB position as well? 

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Re: Upgrade of Tormek ST-250 with BGM-100 stay and new stone
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2021, 01:26:58 am »
Welcome to the forum, Anders.

The MSK-250 should fit. I suggest you email Tormek support. (support@tormek.se). They are experienced experts with older Tormeks and very helpful.

Keep us posted!

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Re: Upgrade of Tormek ST-250 with BGM-100 stay and new stone
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2021, 09:18:40 am »
Thanks a lot for the advice! 
I will check with support if I can add the bracket directly on the side, it would be more elegant.  I should make shure that the ijg arms wont be too short for reaching proper angles.  There are plenty of room inside the frame for drilling holes.

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Re: Upgrade of Tormek ST-250 with BGM-100 stay and new stone
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2021, 07:35:18 pm »
Hi Tormek fans!
I have decided to mount the XB-100 bracket on a L-bracket. There are plenty of space under the top of the frame.
If I use a drill with reverse, I can use the same position for grinding against (Forward) and with the stone(Reverese) from the vertical mounting.
I guess I just use up the old stone on this setting instead of investing in new stone and new axel, because I quickly will reach the cost of a new T-4.
So next is a long stay and jigs!

Keep you posted!