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Tormek is dedicated to developing water cooled sharpening through innovative solutions. The Tormek T-8 sharpener maximises the precision thanks to the revolutionary fully cast housing which guarantees minimal play for the Universal Support. Learn more >>
Nick Agar workshop at Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies
A whole lot of flying shavings from this workshop! Join us as we visit Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies in Stockholm together with Nick Agar, Tormek friend and professional woodturner from Devon, UK. See the film >>
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New Square Edge Jig SE-77
Ensure a 90° corner with this new Tormek jig SE-77 »
Gouge Jig SVD-186
gouge jig is a new
version of the popular
With the range of Tormek patented jigs, you can sharpen practically all types of edge tools.
Foundation of the system. Can be placed for grinding towards or away from the edge.
Exact, repeatable profiles and edge angles.
Gently removes the grinding burr.
Can be graded for fine sharpening. With machined outside for flattening the back of tools.
Sets and measures the edge angle.
Tool Sharpening the Tormek way
The key word when sharpening the Tormek way is repeatability. The tools are guided in jigs – you remove only a minute fraction of the steel at each sharpening, which makes it fast. An extra benefit is that your tools last longer.
You can shape the tool exactly to your needs. Even such complicated shapes as fingernail turning gouges, spoon carving gouges and oval skew chisels with a radiused edge are easily sharpened on the Tormek machines. Once the shape is created, you can resharpen the edge in less than a minute.
The water cooled slow speed grindstone is in harmony with the physical laws governing the steel tool – the edge does not overheat and lose its hardness.
The water lubricated grindstone and the final power honing on the leather honing wheel work in the same way as benchstone sharpening except that the motorized process speeds up the work. The leather wheel is impregnated with honing compound and polishes the edge to a razor sharpness.
Tormek machines use water to cool the edge when sharpening. No grinding dust is produced to pollute the air. The steel particles are deposited into the water trough.
The Tormek method is safe. At the low speed, you can fully control the sharpening. Since no sparks are produced, there is no risk to your eyes and you can safely use the machine in areas of high fire risk.