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Tormek T-8 Original

Powerful and versatile water-cooled sharpening system

The Tormek T-8 Original is a powerful and versatile water-cooled sharpening system that has everything you need to take your sharpening to the next level. The advanced design and its user-friendliness give you the best possible conditions for successful sharpening with top results. The Tormek T-8 Original is ideal for both quality-conscious, enthusiastic amateurs and professionals.

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Overview

Why the Tormek T-8 Original?

  • Sharpens all your edge tools. Add the jigs you need and build the system.
  • Water-cooled sharpening with no risk of overheating the steel.
  • Exact repeatability– sharpen your tools with unbeatable precision.
  • Efficient grindstone with adjustable properties equivalent to 220 to 1000 grit.
  • Solid zinc frame with integrated mounts for controllable and accurate sharpening.
  • Powerful industrial AC motor for continuous use.
  • 8-year warranty, 5 years + 3 years when you register online.

Sharpen with unbeatable precision

The advanced design ensures unbeatable precision for the Universal Support, which is the foundation of the Tormek sharpening system, since it guides all grinding jigs and accessories. The patented precision mounts for the Universal Support are integrated in this model's fully cast machine housing. This gives you full control and maximum accuracy in your sharpening.

The highest quality made in Sweden

The Tormek T-8 Original comes with the SG-250 Original Grindstone. It has adjustable sharpening properties equivalent to 220 to 1000 grit and sharpens all types of steel grades, including HSS. Tormek's efficient drive system guarantees you many years of quiet and reliable use. The system is built to maintain optimal speed for water-cooled sharpening, even under full load, thanks to its unique drive wheel. The industrial AC motor is maintenance-free and designed to run the full-size grinding wheel for continuous use. The motor is tested for a 25,000 hour service life.

Water trough with screw lift and magnetic scraper

The Tormek T-8 Original is equipped with loads of smart features to make your sharpening easier. For example, the water trough has a convenient screw lift to easily raise and lower the water trough. It also has a double function magnetic scraper: during sharpening, the magnet collects steel particles, and after sharpening, the scraper will make it easy to clean the water trough. For long tools that may drip water outside the water trough (like chef's knives and planer blades), you can easily fit the enclosed water chute onto the edge of the water trough.

EzyLock – quick and easy switching of grinding wheels

Another worked-through detail is the stainless-steel main shaft with Tormek's unique EzyLock nut, which enables tool-free locking and unlocking of the grinding wheel. The EzyLock also makes it easy to change grinding wheels if you work with some of Tormek's special grindstones SB-250 Blackstone Silicon or SJ-250 Japanese Waterstone. Or perhaps one of our diamond grinding wheels?

Selected features

US-105 Universal support

Universal Support

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

Patented precision mounts

Patented Precision Mounts

Guarantees controllable and accurate sharpening.

MicroAdjust

MicroAdjust

With ACME thread and a scale for precise angle setting.

Magnetic scraper

Magnetic Scraper

Efficiently collects steel particles and makes it easy to clean the water trough.

Screw lift

Screw Lift

Easily raises and lowers the water trough.

EzyLock

EzyLock

Convenient, tool-free locking and unlocking of the grinding wheel.

Industrial AC Motor

Industrial AC Motor

Maintenance-free. Minimal rpm loss under heavy pressure. Tested for a 25,000-hour service life.

Proprietary Drive Wheel

Efficient drive

RKX18 rubber ensures years of silent and reliable operation.

Specs and details

Packaging dimensions

Width: 393 mm (15.47")
Depth: 296 mm (11.65")
Height: 383 mm (15.08")

Machine dimensions

Width: 270 mm (10 5/8")
Depth: 270 mm (10 5/8")
Height: 330 mm (12")

Weight

Inc. packaging: 18.7 kg (41.3 lbs)
Machine only: 14.8 kg (32.6 lbs)

Color

Blue/gray

Cord length

1.7 m (5' 7")

Material

Precision-cast zinc stand, powder-coated
Sides made of impact-resistant blue ABS plastic

Grinding wheel

SG-250 Original Grindstone
Aluminum oxide
⌀ 250 * 50 mm (9.84 × 1.97")

Honing wheel

LA-220 Leather Honing Wheel
Cowhide from Tärnsjö Garveri, ABS plastic
⌀ 220 * 31 mm (8.66 × 1.22")

Drive system

Unique drive system with RKX18 rubber
Self-adjusting for load

Main shaft

MSK-250 Stainless Steel Shaft with EzyLock

Performance

100 rpm
Torque 14.7 Nm

Motor

Industrial motor, single phase, AC
200 W (input), 230 V, 50 Hz/115 V, 60 Hz
Continuous operation
Maintenance-free
Quiet running, 54 dB
25 000 hours of operating time

Warranty

8-year warranty, 5 years + 3 years when you register at tormek.com.
Valid for professional use as well

Documents

Patents

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

Product versions

The Tormek T-8 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-8 ORIG/DE
EAN code: 7392485000501
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: German

Item number: T-8 ORIG/ES
EAN code: 7392485000556
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: Spanish

Item number: T-8 ORIG/AR
EAN code: 7392485000860
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: English

Item number: T-8 ORIG/ZA
EAN code: 7392485000648
Plug: M
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: English

Item number: T-8 ORIG/EUR
EAN code: 7392485000518
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: English

Item number: T-8 ORIG/FI
EAN code: 7392485000563
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: Finnish

Item number: T-8 ORIG/AU
EAN code: 7392485000600
Plug: I
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: English

Item number: T-8 ORIG/US
EAN code: 7392485000471
Plug: B
Voltage: 115 V
Handbook: English

Item number: T-8 ORIG/RU
EAN code: 7392485000525
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: Russian

Item number: T-8 ORIG/FR
EAN code: 7392485000570
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: French

Item number: T-8 ORIG/CH
EAN code: 7392485000617
Plug: J
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: German

Item number: T-8 ORIG/CA
EAN code: 7392485000662
Plug: B
Voltage: 115 V
Handbook: French

Item number: T-8 ORIG/SCAND
EAN code: 7392485000532
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: Swedish

Item number: T-8 ORIG/HU
EAN code: 7392485000587
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: Hungarian

Item number: T-8 ORIG/GB
EAN code: 7392485000624
Plug: G
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: English

Item number: T-8 ORIG/JP
EAN code: 7392485000679
Plug: A
Voltage: 115 V
Handbook: Japanese

Item number: T-8 ORIG/NL
EAN code: 7392485000549
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: Dutch

Item number: T-8 ORIG/IT
EAN code: 7392485000594
Plug type: E+F
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: Italian

Item number: T-8 ORIG/SA
EAN code: 7392485000631
Plug: G
Voltage: 230 V
Handbook: English

Made in Sweden
8 year warranty

Video

Tormek T-8 – Getting started with Alan Holtham

Alan Holtham, British woodturner and journalist, shows you how to get started with your new Tormek T-8 Original.

Tormek's water-cooled sharpening system – tips and tricks

The eighth of Tormek's live sharpening classes offers some more or less secret tricks to help you take your sharpening to the next level.

Included in the box

Includes everything you need to get started with your sharpening.

  • SG-250 Original Grindstone with adjustable sharpening properties
  • LA-220 Leather Honing Wheel for deburring and polishing
  • US-105 Universal Support for precision sharpening
  • T8-00 Storage Tray for Tormek T-8 Accessories for organized storage
  • SE-77 Square Edge Jig for versatile sharpening of chisels and plane irons
  • TT-50 Truing Tool to keep your grindstone round and flat
  • SP-650 Stone Grader to adjust the grit of your stone
  • WM-200 AngleMaster to measure the sharpening angle
  • PA-70 Honing Compound which is used with the leather honing wheel
  • EM-15 Edge Marker for coloring the bevel when setting the sharpening angle
  • HB-10 Tormek Handbook for sharpening, comes in different language versions depending on the market
  • Metal plate mount for WM-200 AngleMaster

Reviews

Reviews from Tormek users

I bought a drill-driven version in the 1980s and was happy with it. I then bought a T-8 when I started woodturning, and it's amazing.

Christer, Stockholm

Super happy, finally I have great knife angles and razor sharp knife edges!

Inga-Lill, Östergötland

Fantastic machine, bought the kits for hand tools and woodturning tools, completely satisfied. It's great that you've put the sharpening classes on YouTube.

Niclas, Västra Götaland

Very fine sharpening precision!

Ingemar, Sverige