Author Topic: Will Tormek make a Foam Insert for the DBS-22 Drill Bit Sharpener?  (Read 483 times)

Offline lawton20

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Hello, thanks for letting me into the forum.

I'm new to the Tormek T8, got mine a month or two so ago. I'm not a woodturner or woodworker, but I do a fair amount of metal work.
Coming from $50AUD cheap drill bit sharpeners that are disappointing, but having some good results using dry sharpening stones to revive drill bits, I was convinced solely by the Tormek DBS-22 and wetstone that I needed in on the Tormek sharpening system. Knife sharpening is a bonus and I'm keen to try the SVD-110 Tool rest to sharpen HSS metal lathe tools.

I bought the TS-740 sharpening station thinking for so many drawers it would have inserts for all Tormek accessories, but am a bit disappointed that it doesn't have inserts to keep the DBS-22 drill bit sharpening jig. I guess I should have done more research.

I suppose I could make one, but I've got enough projects on the go already and would just prefer to order an OEM one.
Does anyone know if there are any plans for Tormek to release a foam insert for the DBS-22?

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Re: Will Tormek make a Foam Insert for the DBS-22 Drill Bit Sharpener?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2022, 02:33:01 pm »
One never knows, I guess.  But, I doubt it, not a large enough market of users who have both 1) the DBS and 2) the workstation. 

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Re: Will Tormek make a Foam Insert for the DBS-22 Drill Bit Sharpener?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2022, 03:16:29 pm »
In which case I cannot encourage you strongly enough to consider the peelable ShadowFoam, which I use anytime I can for that kind of use.

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Re: Will Tormek make a Foam Insert for the DBS-22 Drill Bit Sharpener?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2022, 05:58:56 pm »
Just make your own.

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Re: Will Tormek make a Foam Insert for the DBS-22 Drill Bit Sharpener?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2022, 11:35:37 am »
In which case I cannot encourage you strongly enough to consider the peelable ShadowFoam, which I use anytime I can for that kind of use.

I did see your post in another thread from 2020 but was hoping for some fresher answers.

Shadow foam looks like great stuff, but shipping to Australia is £138.95 ($245.68AUD), plus the foam itself and GST on arrival, can't justify that. It seems like they don't have Australian distributors and alternatives make no mention of being peel able, which seems to be it's main benefit.

Kind of hoping Tormek are reading the forum...

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Re: Will Tormek make a Foam Insert for the DBS-22 Drill Bit Sharpener?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2022, 03:28:04 pm »
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Kind of hoping Tormek are reading the forum...

That's hit or miss... I would email Tormek support directly.
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