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"The T-2 is definitely an excellent product for us, useful and comfortable (both for space and use). The sharpener has a very intuitive operation, starting from the inclination of the blade lock, simple to assemble and disassemble, as well as to adjust. Once you start using it, you will find it difficult to stop in the ordinary life of a professional kitchen. "
IFSE Culinary School of Italy
"Thanks to the Tormek T-2, we can always work with razor-sharp knives in our team. It’s fast, easy to use and gives a long-lasting result."
Captain, Swedish Culinary Team
"No more excuses for chefs not keeping a sharp edge; the Tormek T-2 turns any old blade into a new knife."
Executive Chef at Aquavit, Michelin Star Restaurant
"A sharp knife is essential in any kitchen. The Tormek T-2 is so easy to use it will help anyone keeping a razor sharp edge in seconds. I would recommend it to professional chefs and devoted home cooks alike."
Ex Head Chef at Fifteen
”Gives a better result than if you send your knives away for sharpening – but most importantly, sharp knives all the time!”
Head Chef at Restaurant AG
"Fast and professional in one package! Previously, one has been at the expense of the other – a quick fix but with a poorer result, or professional sharpening but then you have to submit the knives, which we reluctantly do."
Chef Silverpark Vardaga, Täby (Sweden)
Patent: SE 538902, EP 2883655, US Patent pending
Machine Measurement: Width 240 mm, Depth 210 mm, Height 285 mm.
Machine Weight: 6.3 kg
Grinding Wheel: Tormek Diamond Wheel Fine DWF-200, ∅ 200 × 40 mm, 120 rpm, torque 8.4 Nm.
Honing Wheel: ∅ 160 × 30 mm
Housing: Zinc cast top, Impact resistant ABS plastic
Motor: Industrial single phase, 120 W (input) 230 V, 50 Hz or 115 V, 60 Hz. Duty 30 min/hour. Maintenance free. Silent running, 54 dB. 10,000 hour life.
Warranty: 7 years. When used for a professional sharpening service the warranty is 2 years.
Please note that Tormek T-2 is intended for knife sharpening only. The machine is not compatible with Tormek’s range of jigs and accessories.
Video: Getting started (3:30)
Short video showing how to get started with your Tormek T-2 knife sharpener. The video also explains how you sharpen along with other tips.
Video: Removing the grinding wheel (0:17)
Short video showing how to easily dismount the grinding wheel on the Tormek T-2.
How big a knife can one sharpen?
You can sharpen knives which are 14-60 mm (9/16"-2 3/8") wide with a thickness of maximum 3.5 mm (1/8").
How long does it take to sharpen a knife?
Assuming you sharpen the knife to the previous edge angle (recommended) the work is done in a couple of minutes, including honing and polishing on the honing wheel. Thanks to the clamp, it is easy to sharpen – the knife is not mounted into a jig, which saves you time.
Why does a Tormek sharpened knife last longer?
Thanks to the high accuracy, no unnecessary steel is removed, and your knives will last longer.
Do I need sharpening experience to use the Tormek T-2?
No, it is built so everyone can learn to sharpen quickly.
Which edge angle should I have?
Generally, a small cutting edge cuts better while a larger edge angle is stronger and lasts longer. For example, a knife used for meat should have a larger edge angle than a thinner filet or vegetable knife. The steel's properties also influence what is appropriate. A high quality blade generally stays sharp longer at a narrower edge angle than a blade of lower quality.
What is the difference between shaping and sharpening?
With Tormek you sharpen the whole bevel, compared to a bench stone or a sharpening steel which only sharpens the very tip of the edge. It is possible to touch up the edge a few times with a sharpening steel between the sharpenings, but the edge angle increases each time and eventually you need to sharpen the whole ground face. With the Tormek T-2, you always grind the whole bevel, but with minimal steel removal. Thanks to the high accuracy, no unnecessary steel is removed, and your knives will last longer.
Is there a risk that the steel gets heated and damaged?
Tormek T-2 sharpens with a slow running diamond wheel which is gentle on the steel, compared to conventional sharpening machines, which often use high-speed abrasive belts that generate more heat.
Can I place Tormek T-2 in the kitchen?
The machine is small and can be conveniently placed adjacent to the kitchen, which means you always have the sharpening nearby. Note that it should not be in environments with cooking fumes, as particles can clog the grinding wheel.
Do I need any security equipment?
No. The machine runs at a slow speed and is safe to use. It is designed so that everyone in the kitchen feel safe using it.
With over 40 years experience in sharpening, Tormek of Sweden has now developed a new knife sharpener, especially designed to meet the professional’s demand for sharpness and user friendliness. You get sharp knives, just when you need it!
With Tormek T-2, you get a professional grinding. The concept is a further development of the whetstone, which in combination with an innovative guidance system (patented) enables you to have full control of the sharpening.
Fine-grained Diamond Wheel
Optimized to provide a high level of sharpness and at the same time an efficient steel removal, without removing more steel than necessary.
Adjustable edge angle
You can easily set your angle to suit the type of knife or usage. A larger edge angle gives a stronger, more sustainable edge.