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Tormek T-4 Original

Compact water-cooled sharpening system for all edge tools

The Tormek T-4 Original is a compact quality machine that's perfect for home and hobby use, or professionals with limited space. Knives, scissors, lawnmower blades and chisels. Most edge tools you can think of can be made sharper than when they were new with Tormek's comprehensive jig system. The universal support provides precise repeatability, and you achieve razor sharpness with the leather honing wheel.

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Overview

Why the Tormek T-4 Original?

  • Compact water-cooled sharpening system for all your edge tools
  • Water-cooled sharpening with no risk of overheating the steel
  • Exact replication – sharpen your tools with unbeatable precision
  • Efficient grindstone with adjustable properties equivalent to 220 to 1000 grit
  • Sturdy, cast zinc top with patented mounts for precise sharpening and full control
  • Maintenance-free industrial motor (AC) ensures minimal speed loss even under heavy load
  • 8-year warranty, 5 years + 3 years when you register online (for private use)
  • Unique drive system with RKX18 rubber drive wheels
  • Stainless steel shaft with composite EzyLock for easy replacement of grinding wheels

World-class precision

The Tormek T-4 Original offers the same precision and stability as our larger models, with a compact design. Vital features such as the motor and main shaft are mounted in the cast zinc top, where the patented universal support mounts are also integrated. This design provides unbeatable precision for the universal support, which guides all jigs and accessories.

Compact and versatile

Like the larger machine models, the Tormek T-4 Original comes equipped with Tormek's Original Grindstone. What distinguishes the grindstones between the models is their size. Tormek's SG-200 Original Grindstone is optimized to combine efficient steel removal, a nice finish and a long life span. Using the SP-650 Stone Grader that is included with the machine, you can alternate the surface of the grinding wheel from 220 grit to a surface equivalent to 1000 grit, which provides several characteristics in the same single grinding wheel.

Keeps all tools sharp

The Tormek T-4 Original is ideal for sharpening chisels, knives, scissors, and smaller tools such as woodcarving tools. It also works well for woodturning tools and drills. We recommend one of Tormek's larger models for sharpening planer blades and moulding knives. Please note that a few types of woodturning gouges can't be honed using the SVD-186 R Gouge Jig on the leather honing wheel due to the compact design of the Tormek T-4 Original. These tools can be honed freehand instead.

Selected features

Tormek T-4 Original motor

Industrial AC Motor

The base and support for all jigs. Enables unbeatable precision when sharpening.

Patented precision mounts

Patented Precision Mounts

Ensures controllable and accurate sharpening.

MicroAdjust

MicroAdjust

With acme thread and a scale for precise edge angle setting.

Magnetic scraper

Sturdy handle

Efficiently collects sharpening dust and makes it easy to clean the water trough.

Specs and details

Packaging dimensions

Width: 325 mm (12¾")
Depth: 235 mm (9¼")
Height: 257 mm (10 1/8")

Machine dimensions

Width: 240 mm (9 7/16")
Depth: 205 mm (8 1/16")
Height: 260 mm (10¼")

Weight

Inc. packaging: 9.8 kg (21.6 lbs)
Machine only: 8 kg (17.6 lbs)

Color

Blue/gray

Cord length

1.7 m (5' 7")

Material

Precision-cast zinc top, powder-coated
Impact-resistant blue ABS plastic

Grinding wheel

SG-200 Original Grindstone
Aluminum oxide
Ø 200 × 40 mm (7.87 × 1.57")

Honing wheel

LA-145 Leather Honing Wheel
Cowhide from Tärnsjö Garveri, ABS plastic.
Ø 145 × 26 mm (5.71 × 1.02")

Drive system

Unique drive system with RKX18 rubber
Self-adjusting for load

Main shaft

MSK-200 Stainless Steel Shaft with EzyLock

Performance

120 rpm
Torque 8.4 Nm

Motor

Industrial motor, single phase, AC
120 W (input), 230 V, 50 Hz/115 V, 60 Hz
Operation 30 min/h
Maintenance-free
Quiet running, 54 dB
10 000 hours of operating time

Warranty

8-year warranty*, 5 years + 3 years when you register at tormek.com
* The warranty for the Tormek T-4 Original is 2 years when used for commercial, industrial, or educational purposes

Documents

Patents

To see all patents, please visit tormek.com/patents

Product versions

The Tormek T-4 Original comes in different product versions depending on the market. The versions may differ in terms of the type of plug, voltage and the language of the handbook included.

Item number: T-4 ORIG/DE
EAN code: 7392485020004
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: German

Item number: T-4 ORIG/EUR
EAN code: 7392485020011
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: English

Item number: T-4 ORIG/RU
EAN code: 7392485020028
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: Russian

Item number: T-4 ORIG/SCAND
EAN code: 7392485020035
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: Swedish

Item number: T-4 ORIG/NL
EAN code: 7392485020042
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: Dutch

Item number: T-4 ORIG/ES
EAN code: 7392485020059
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: Spanish

Item number: T-4 ORIG/FI
EAN code: 7392485020066
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: Finnish

Item number: T-4 ORIG/FR
EAN code: 7392485020073
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: French

Item number: T-4 ORIG/HU
EAN code: 7392485020080
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: Hungarian

Item number: T-4 ORIG/IT
EAN code: 7392485020097
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: Italian

Item number: T-4 ORIG/AR
EAN code: 7392485020103
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: English

Item number: T-4 ORIG/AU
EAN code: 7392485020110
Plug: I
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: English

Item number: T-4 ORIG/CH
EAN code: 7392485020127
Plug: J
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: German

Item number: T-4 ORIG/GB
EAN code: 7392485020134
Plug: G
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: English

Item number: T-4 ORIG/SA
EAN code: 7392485020141
Plug: G
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: English

Item number: T-4 ORIG/ZA
EAN code: 7392485020158
Plug: M
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: English

Item number: T-4 ORIG/US
EAN code: 7392485000426
Plug: B
Voltage: 115 V
Handbook: English

Item number: T-4 ORIG/CA
EAN code: 7392485020165
Plug: B
Voltage: 115 V
Handbook: French

Item number: T-4 ORIG/JP
EAN code: 7392485020172
Plug: A
Voltage: 115 V
Handbook: Japanese

Made in Sweden
8 year warranty

Video

Tormek T-4 Original – Getting started with Alan Holtham

Alan Holtham, British woodturner and journalist, shows you how to get started with your new Tormek T-4 Original.

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Alan Holtham, English woodturner and journalist, shows you step by step how to get started and use the Tormek T-8 sharpening system.

Included in the box

The Tormek T-4 Original comes with:

  • SG-200 Original Grindstone with adjustable sharpening properties,
  • LA-145 Leather Honing Wheel for deburring and polishing the bevel,
  • US-103 Universal Support for precision sharpening,
  • SP-650 Stone Grader to adjust the grit of your grindstone,
  • WM-200 AngleMaster to measure the sharpening angle,
  • PA-70 Honing Compound which is used on the leather honing wheel,
  • EM-15 Edge Marker for coloring the bevel when setting the sharpening angle,
  • HB-10 Tormek Handbook comes in different language versions depending on the market.

Complement your Tormek T-4 Original with a selection of jigs for the tools you'll be sharpening (sold separately).

Reviews

Reviews from Tormek users

This is a robust, well designed machine with plenty of accessories. The user manual included, printed and on CD, should guarantee good sharpening results even for amateurs. I think I'll need that band-aid...

Arne, Stockholm

Fantastic products, outstanding quality and great instructions. Sharpening all of my tools is addictive!

Magnus, Södermanland

Impressive quality and user manual!

Leif, Värmland

I like the fact it's Swedish, and you seem to offer great support and help us customers to get better at sharpening their tools. I've already watched one of your episodes on YouTube about sharpening with a T8. I'm eternally grateful for your work, and for sharing all this information. I hope to get good at this, and maybe one day take the step up to a T8 and sharpen tools for others too.

Oskar, Skåne