Sharpening Machines Overview

One sharpener – infinite possibilities

The Tormek models T-4, T-7 and T-8 prove that simplicity and precision can be perfectly integrated in a powerful, versatile system. They are perfect for sharpening chisels, woodturning tools, kitchen knives, scissors and more. In fact, a Tormek sharpener will extend the useful lifetime of a broad range of tools used in woodworking shops, garages, gardens, art studios and elsewhere. They are not just for furniture makers, they are for everyone.

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Machine Comparison

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Housing Zinc cast top and frame. Sides in ABS plastic. Welded steel 3 mm (1/8") Zinc cast top, ABS plastic
Grindstone 250×50 mm (10"×2") 250×50 mm (10"×2") 200×40 mm (8"×1 5/8")
Leather honing wheel 220×31 mm (8 5/8"×1 7/32") 220×31 mm (8 5/8"×1 7/32") 145×26 mm (5"×1")
Scale for stone diameter Yes Yes Yes
Drive Wheel Zinc Plastic Plastic
Main shaft in stainless steel Yes Yes Yes
Stone locking Stainless steel EzyLock Stainless steel EzyLock Composite EzyLock
Water trough With screw lift, magnet, water chute and scraper With magnet and water chute Standard
Carrying handle Yes Yes Yes
Quick coupling for the honing wheel Yes Yes No
Honing with SE-77 Square Edge Jig Yes Yes No
Motor 230 V 1~ 50 Hz 200 W (input) 200 W (input) 120 W (input)
Motor 115 V 1~ 60 Hz 200 W (input) 200 W (input) 120 W (input)
Motor duty Continuous Continuous 30 min/hour
Running speed 90 RPM (US 100 RPM) 90 RPM (US 100 RPM) 120 RPM
Width 270 mm (10 5/8") 270 mm (10 5/8") 230 mm (9 1/16")
Depth 270 mm (10 5/8") 250 mm (10") 200 mm (7 7/8")
Height 330 mm (12") 325 mm (12 3/4") 260 mm (10 1/4")
Weight excl. packing 14.8 kg (32.6 lbs) 14.2 kg (32 lbs) 8.0 kg (17.6 lbs)
Warranty 7 years incl. commercial use 7+3 years incl. commercial use 7 years
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Delivered with
Square Edge Jig SE-77 Yes No No
Square Edge Jig SE-76 No Yes No
AngleMaster WM-200 Yes Yes Yes
Honing Compound PA-70 Yes Yes Yes
Handbook Yes Yes Yes
Tormek DVD Yes Yes Yes
Truing Tool TT-50 Yes Yes No
Stone Grader SP-650 Yes Yes Yes
Accessory tray for storage Yes Yes No
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Optional grindstones available
Blackstone Silicon Yes Yes No
Japanese Waterstone Yes Yes Yes
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