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Grinding wheels guide

Which grinding wheel do you need?

Tormek's grinding wheels are renowned for an effective result and their long service life - you can often keep a grinding wheel from Tormek for many years to come. We currently offer six different grinding wheels, all optimized with special sharpening capabilities for different applications.

Before deciding which grinding wheel you should have, start by looking at your needs and your sharpening. Will you sharpen several different types of tools with different angles? Do you want several characteristics in the same single grinding wheel? Are you looking for the very smoothest surface finish? It's your needs that decide.

Here you can compare qualities and characteristics between grinding wheels to help you find the right grinding wheel for you.

Tormek's Original Grindstones are optimal all-round grinding wheels. They are developed to combine a high grade of material removal, smooth surface finish and long service life. Always recommended for beginners, as you get a flexible stone with grinding characteristics between an equivalent of 220 to 1000 grit. Available for Tormek T-8 as SG-250 Original Grindstone and for Tormek T-4 as SG-200 Original Grindstone.

Tormek's Blackstone Silicon has been developed to shape and sharpen HSS and other high alloy steels. It provides a high grade of material removal and is particularly appreciated by woodturners for its effectiveness on HSS. Available for Tormek T-8 as SB-250 Blackstone Silicon.

Tormek's Japanese Waterstone provides the very smoothest surface finish when the need for material removal is minimal. You get a mirror-finish end result. This makes it particularly suitable for sharpening carving tools and fine knives. Available for Tormek T-8 as SJ-250 Japanese Waterstone and for Tormek T-4 as SJ-200 Japanese Waterstone.

Quickly repairs a blunt or damaged edge. Diamond coating on the outside provides the possibility to sharpen a completely flat bevel with the MB-100 Multi Base. Available for Tormek T-8 as DC-250 Diamond Wheel Coarse and for Tormek T-4 as DC-200 Diamond Wheel Coarse.

Provides a smooth surface finish on all types of edge tools. Combines material removal capabilities with smooth finish. Diamond coating on the outside provides the possibility to sharpen a completely flat bevel with the MB-100 Multi Base. Available for Tormek T-8 as DF-250 Diamond Wheel Fine and for Tormek T-4 as DF-200 Diamond Wheel Fine.

Provides an extra smooth surface finish. Especially suitable for sharpening knives and carving tools requiring minimal material removal. Diamond coating on the outside provides the possibility to sharpen a completely flat bevel with the MB-100 Multi Base. Available for Tormek T-8 as DE-250 Diamond Wheel Extra Fine and for Tormek T-4 as DE-200 Diamond Wheel Extra Fine.