Sharpening Machines Overview

User friendly sharpening machines which give perfect results

Tormek’s sharpening machines are designed for every job where sharp results are important. The powerful Tormek T-8 and T-4 are the foundation of the water cooled sharpening system that allows you to sharpen practically any type of edge tool. The Tormek T-2 Knife Sharpener is designed for the professional kitchen and is ideal when one or multiple chefs quickly need to sharpen knives to a top result.

Common to all our machines is that the user is in full control and gets the best result. A Tormek sharpening system will extend the useful lifetime of a broad range of tools used in woodworking, kitchens, gardens, art studios and elsewhere. So regardless if you are a professional craftsman, cook or do-it-yourselfer, a Tormek is for you if you want to achieve a sharp and long-lasting result.

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Machine Comparison

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Areas of use A versatile wet sharpening system that is perfect for sharpening most types of edge tools. A versatile wet sharpening system that is perfect for sharpening most types of edge tools. Knife sharpening in the professional kitchen.
Can sharpen a broad range of edge tools Yes Yes No, only kitchen knives.
Compatible with Tormek's range of jigs and accessories Yes Yes No
Motor duty Continuous 30 min/hour 30 min/hour
Warranty 7 years incl. commercial use. 7 years. When used for commercial, industrial or educational purpose the warranty is 2 years. 7 years. When used for a professional sharpening service the warranty is 2 years.
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Delivered with
Grinding wheel Tormek Original Grindstone 250×50 mm (10"×2") Tormek Original Grindstone 200×40 mm (8"×1 5/8") Tormek Fine-Grained Diamond Wheel 200×40 mm (8"×1 5/8")
Honing wheel Genuine Leather 220×31 mm (8 5/8"×1 7/32") Genuine Leather 145×26 mm (5"×1") Composite 160×30 mm (6-5/16"×1-3/16")
Guidance system for knife sharpening No No Yes
Square Edge Jig SE-77 Yes No No
AngleMaster WM-200 Yes Yes No
Honing Compound PA-70 Yes Yes No, the honing wheel has integrated polish.
Tormeks' Handbook on Water Cooled Sharpening Yes Yes No
Tormek DVD Yes Yes No
Truing Tool TT-50 Yes No No
Stone Grader SP-650 Yes Yes No
Accessory tray for storage Yes No No
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Technical Specifications
Housing Precision cast zinc top and frame. Sides in ABS plastic. Precision cast zinc head. ABS plastic. Precision cast zinc head. ABS plastic.
Scale for stone diameter Yes Yes No
Drive wheel Zinc Plastic Plastic
Main shaft in stainless steel Yes Yes Yes
Grinding wheel locking Stainless steel EzyLock Composite EzyLock Composite EzyLock
Water trough With screw lift, magnet, water chute and scraper. Standard. No. Dry grinder.
Carrying handle Yes Yes Yes
Quick coupling for the honing wheel Yes No No
Motor 230 V 1~ 50 Hz 200 W (input) 120 W (input) 120 W (input)
Motor 115 V 1~ 60 Hz 200 W (input) 120 W (input) 120 W (input)
Running speed 90 RPM (US 100 RPM) 120 RPM 120 RPM
Width 270 mm (10 5/8") 230 mm (9 1/16") 240 mm (9 1/2")
Depth 270 mm (10 5/8") 200 mm (7 7/8") 210 mm (8-1/4")
Height 330 mm (12") 260 mm (10 1/4") 285 mm (11 1/4")
Weight excl. packing 14.8 kg (32.6 lbs) 8.0 kg (17.6 lbs) 6.3 kg (13.8 lbs)
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Optional grinding wheels available
Blackstone Silicon Yes No No
Japanese Waterstone Yes Yes No
Diamond Wheel Coarse No No Yes
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