10 reasons to own a Tormek

Is it the unique qualities of the Tormek Grindstone, the maintenance free work horse of a motor, the quiet operation or the versatility which makes you capable of sharpening virtually any hand tool?

These are all important reasons why Tormek has earned the price of buyers and the media alike. But perhaps the most important reason for owning a Tormek is for the way it improves your work. Many new Tormek users are surprised to see the difference they get in result when using a well sharpened and honed water cooled edge. Others appreciate the amount of time they save to get to the desired sharpness, simply by letting the motor do the job and saving your wrists and shoulders.

Regardless if you are a professional craftsman or a hobbyist, what we find that Tormek users have in common is a dedication to their work along with the knowledge that sharp tools is a key factor to obtain the desired result, whatever size of the project. Water cooled sharpening is gentle, yet highly effective at keeping the edge in perfect shape. The system is easy to use and the result will inspire confidence.

For the do-it-yourselfer, there is no better feeling than the confidence from knowing that what- and whenever a sharpening need will occur, you will be able to fix it straight away without interrupting your work.

Tormek machine models

Tormek offers two models sizes, the powerful T-8 and T-7 with a 250 mm (10") grindstone and the compact T-4 with a 200 mm (8") grindstone. All Tormek models have a powerful industrial motor and are in all details built to Tormek’s high quality standards. The included Tormek Original Grindstone is especially developed to offer the best combination of efficient steel removal, smooth surface finish and a long life. So, which Tormek model is right for you? Let’s start by comparing size and specifications.

Tormek machine model comparison chart >>

T 8 Sharpening SystemT 7 Sharpening SystemT 4 Sharpening System

Why Tormek?

1. Sharpen all your edge tools

With the wide range of unique and patented Tormek jigs, you can sharpen practically any type of edge tool. Tormek is dedicated to developing water-cooled sharpening through innovative solutions!

2. Exact replication

The key word when sharpening with Tormek is repeatability. You can shape the tool exactly to your needs. Even complicated shapes such as fingernail turning gouges, spoon carving gouges and oval skew chisels with a radiused edge are easily sharpened.

3. Cleanest edges

You finish the sharpening process by honing and polishing the edge on the leather honing wheel for a razor sharp edge.

4. Fast sharpening

Once the shape is created, you remove only a fraction of the steel when re-sharpening, which makes it a quick job.

5. Full control

At the low speed, you have full control of the sharpening and remove no more steel than necessary. An extra benefit is that your tools last longer.

6. No risk of overheating

There is no risk that the edge becomes overheated and loses its hardness.

7. Powerful motor and unique gear system

The industrial-strength Tormek motor maintains an ideal stone RPM, regardless of load. The reliable self-adjusting gear design ensures you always get the right torque, without excessive force and wear to the system.

8. Efficient grindstone

The unique composition of the Tormek grindstone has been thoroughly tested to offer the best combination of efficient steel removal, smooth surface finish and long life. There is no need to change discs or belts. In addition, the stone can be dressed with the Stone Grader SP-650 to give you two different cutting actions, all in one stone!

9. Safe and quiet

Worn steel particles are deposited into the water trough, keeping the air clear of grinding dust. No sparks are produced that can be a fire hazard in workshops with a lot of wood dust. You will also find that the Tormek runs surprisingly quietly.

10. Quality and performance

The Tormek is the original, water cooled sharpening system. For more than 40 years Tormek has been used in workshops around the world, and in the process has earned a reputation for versatility and dependability. Buying a Tormek machine is a safe investment in quality and performance with a 7- year warranty.


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