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Tormek Models

Tormek Water Cooled Sharpening Systems

T-8

T- 4

Tormek offers two models, the powerful T-8 with a 250 mm (10") grindstone and the compact T- 4 with a 200 mm (8") grindstone.

The T-8 has a Cast Zinc Top, Frame Motor Mount and Internal Drive Wheel, with ABS Plastic Sides and the T- 4 housing is shock proof ABS plastic with a cast solid zinc head and metal machine plate. The T-8 is designed for the toughest work and can run continuously without overheating. The T- 4 is designed for 30 minutes of operation per hour.

With the T- 4 you get access to the Tormek high quality sharpening system at a favourable price and it is ideal for sharpening woodworking hand tools, knives and scissors.

We recommend the T-8 when sharpening planer blades in the SVH-320 attachment and moulding knives in the SVP-80 attachment. The T-8 is also the most suitable for HSS turning tools and other hard materials since its bigger motor can cope with a higher grinding pressure.

Both models have a powerful industrial motor and stainless steel hardware plus they are in all details built to Tormek’s high quality standards. Both are covered by a 7 year warranty which includes commercial use on the T-8.

The T-8 and the T- 4 use the same range of grinding jigs and accessories.

The T-8 is a further development of the now discontinued T-7, and there are three major differences between the models - square edge jig, wheel size and motor duty rating:
  • Motor Duty — Large Tormek sharpeners (T-7 & T-8) use motors rated for continuous duty. The T-4 Sharpener uses a motor rated for use 30 out of every 60 minutes. Unless you're running a sharpening service, the lower duty rating won't make any difference.
  • Wheel Size — Large Tormek sharpeners (T-7 & T-8) use 10" wheels. The T-4 Sharpener uses an 8" wheel. The smaller wheel will put a slightly more pronounced hollow grind on the tool's edge.
  • Square Edge Jig — The T-7 comes with the SE-76 Square Edge Jig. The T-8 comes with the new, improved SE-77 Square Edge Jig. The T-4 does not come with a square edge jig. The Square Edge Jig is used for sharpening plane irons and chisels and is very important for woodworkers. If you buy a T-4 for woodworking, you will need to purchase the Square Edge Jig separately.


T-8

T-4

Housing Cast Zinc Top, Frame Motor Mount and Internal Drive Wheel, with ABS Plastic Sides ABS plastic with solid zinc head
Grindstone 250×50 mm (10"×2") 200×40 mm (8"×1 5/8")
Leather honing wheel 220×31 mm (8 5/8"×1 7/32") 145×26 mm (5"×1")
Stone diameter indicator Yes Yes
Main shaft, nut and washer in stainless steel Yes Yes
Carrying handle Yes Yes
Quick coupling for the honing wheel Yes No
Motor 115 V 1~ 60 Hz 200 W (input) 120 W (input)
Motor duty Continuous 30 min/hour
Running speed 90 RPM 120 RPM
Width=200
Depth
Height
270 mm (10 5/8")
250 mm (10")
325 mm (12 3/4")
230 mm (9 1/16")
200 mm (7 7/8")
260 mm (10 1/4")
Weight excl. packing 14.5 kg (32 lbs) 8 kg (17.7 lbs)
Delivered with:
- Square Edge Jig SE-77
- AngleMaster WM-200
- Honing Compound PA-70
- Handbook
- Tormek DVD
- Truing Tool TT-50
- Stone Grader SP-650
- Accessory tray for storage

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Warranty 7 years incl. commercial use 7 years


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