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Tormek T7 Sharpening System

Tormek T7 Sharpening System

2118 days ago by coloradoclimber | 17 comments »

Well, it was sharpening time again this weekend, chisels, plane irons, kitchen knives, pocket knives, scissors, turning gouges and chisels, anything else I could find that had an edge that needed sharpening. I’ve hand sharpened all of my knives and tools using wet, dry, oil, and diamond stones for the last 20 years. Bench stones works pretty well and I’m able to get shaving quality edges every time. So why change? Well, because hand sharpening takes a long time. I keep ad...

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Sharp cutting tools at last!

Sharp cutting tools at last!

2058 days ago by Greg Wurst | 8 comments »

Like many, I’ve looked at wet grinders (in particular the Tormek’s) for some time hoping to make sharpening an easier and more productive endeavor. I’ve tried using diamond sharpening stones with limited success. My chisels were sharper, but still not as sharp as I thought they should be. I’d see people cutting these fine shavings and I was essentially working with blunt instruments. The biggest sticking point for me (any most other people) is the high price, esp...

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Tormek 2000

Tormek 2000

2359 days ago by MrWoody | 9 comments »

I’ve had this unit for about six months and am very pleased with it.After destroying a wood chisel on a 6” grinder years ago I had been sharpening my tools with Japanese water stones. I was getting unsatisfactory results on my carving and lathe gouges, so decided to find a better (read easier) way. Pros:Easy to set upEasy to repeat anglesFast with excellant resultsNo burned tools Cons:PriceA bit messy (no more so than water stones) Videos can be viewed at Sharp Tools USA ...

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The Tormek Grinder

The Tormek Grinder

2185 days ago by lethentymill | 18 comments »

If, like me, you use traditional hand tools you know how important it is to sharpen them. The more work you do using your own motive force and wits the more you become aware of the value of a sharp chisel or saw. A conventional grinder, seen in engineering workshops, is not ideal for sharpening woodworking tools. The razor–edge that you are trying to create quickly overheats, goes blue and the steel loses its temper. It’s too late to dip it in water – the damage is done. The water wa...

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Essential Tool for Perfect Results

Essential Tool for Perfect Results

1245 days ago by thiel | 6 comments »

I use a Grizzly 10 inch (T10010 I think..) wet grinder to sharpen my tools. It’s a barebones machine which approximates similar tools from tormek and jet, and I’ve found its performance just fine. As I get better and better at using my edge tools, I’ve needed to get better at sharpening them, so I’ve invested some time in getting my rig up to final form. Here are some things I’ve learned: —It’s worth it to invest in a jig to hold your chisel/ir...

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Great tools vs. good tools.

Great tools vs. good tools.

175 days ago by madts | 7 comments »

I got a fair amount of good Brownie points at amazon during Christmas, that I decided to spring the plunger on a Tormek T-3. I have had lots of problems here in Houston, working in a 2-car garage with all the humidity, to keep my tools sharp. Sharpen one day rusty the next. I have been using scary sharp, diamond stones, but I spent most of my time with dull tools. Not any more.I have spent a couple of days getting all the tools that need sharping out of the garage and cleaned them up.Then ...

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Eating HUMBLE PIE

Eating HUMBLE PIE

372 days ago by stefang | 21 comments »

A second attempt at getting this loaded. I’m not going to tell you a lot about the machine as you can find all you need to know online. I just want to give you a heads up that the Tormek is well worth looking into. BACKGROUNDA short while ago I asked for some advice on the hand tool forum regarding some new hand planes I’d bought. Knowing how controversial sharpening is, I said that I had a hand honing method that I was satisfied with so I didn’t really want any advice on...

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Tormek DBS-22 drill sharpening attachment

Tormek DBS-22 drill sharpening attachment

119 days ago by Dan Krager | 6 comments »

I’ve had a problem with blowout when drilling wood. It didn’t seem to matter what point was on the twist drill, or how sharp it was, it pulled up small splinters when entering and no matter how slow the feed or how good the back up was, there was blowout on the back. I had invested in several sets of bits including some pricey brad points with spurs from Germany, but the problem persisted in one form or another. It was especially bad if I got in a hurry and didn’t take sp...

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