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We are now launching three new diamond wheels and a Multi Base for edge tool sharpening. Both the Multi Base and Diamond Wheels are designed for use with the Tormek Water Cooled Sharpening System and will give woodworkers the perfect conditions for always having sharp tools in their work.
The new diamond wheels offer an exceptional durability plus the ability to sharpen on the side as well as the periphery. The new Multi Base allows sharpening on the side of the diamond wheels and will leave a completely flat bevel that is preferred in some applications.
Håkan Persson, the Tormek CEO states: “We are proud to now offer our users the opportunity to sharpen with diamond, the world’s hardest material. Tormek’s low speed sharpening makes it ideal to use diamond for edge tool sharpening since no heat occurs. We believe that the diamond wheels together with the new Multi Base will make sharpening even easier for many of our dedicated Tormek users.”
The new diamond wheels come in three different grades; Coarse, Fine and Extra Fine. The quality of the diamond surface provides a high and constant sharpening ability and a grinding wheel that always remains the full size in diameter. Users who frequently sharpen the same tool will benefit greatly from this feature as it simplifies both setting and sharpening.
Diamond is the world's hardest material and almost twice as hard as cubic boron nitride (CBN), which is another commonly used abrasive. The diamond's extreme hardness and durability make it the optimal material for sharpening.
Another great aspect of the diamond wheels is that the wheels have a diamond layer on the side, perfect for the sharpening of small carving tools such as carving gouges and V-tools plus plane irons, wood chisels and knives. The result is a bevel edge with a completely flat surface, instead of a hollow grind.
When sharpening on the side of the Diamond Wheels using the new Multi Base MB-100, the user always has support and control using the Tormek jigs. To sharpen either with or without water is another detail which has been made possible with the new diamond wheels. However, Tormek always recommends sharpening with water as it prolongs the life of the wheel and gives a better result.
The Diamond Wheels are complementary to our water cooled sharpening system and will not replace the Tormek Original Grindstone. Each of the Tormek Diamond Wheels is suitable for all types of material, incl. steel, ceramic and carbide.
The Diamond Wheels and the Multi Base will be available from Tormek retailers in June 2018. Tormek Diamond Wheels are EU Design pending.
"I have been using the Tormek diamond wheel for about one year both in my production business and my class room. It has performed superbly during that time. I love that it remains flat with no dressing and it creates an excellent edge each time in seconds. I have found that I had much better results when I used water as a lubricant, keeping the wheel clean without maintenance."
"Using the Tormek Diamond Wheel is a dream. Personally, I still prefer to use water as it keeps the tool edge and the wheel clean, but it works just as well dry. The fact that it doesn't rust, and no dressing is necessary is a huge bonus and with three grits to choose from it's another great addition to the Tormek range. Maybe diamonds are a man's best friend as well."