What to do about my Tormek grinder

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Forum topic by newwoodbutcher posted 08-02-2014 11:29 PM 980 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-02-2014 11:29 PM

After 22 years of moderate use my Tormek sharpener is acting up. If I apply anything more than light pressure while grinding the motor bogs down. I’m not very mechanically inclined so I’m thinking if it’s not something simple (like brushes) I’ll be needing a replacement. I don’t even know if the motor has brushes. Has anyone already solved this problem?

-- Ken

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#1 posted 08-03-2014 12:11 AM

I would give it a good cleaning. Take the grind stone off, then slide the wheel with the leather belt off. Inside you will find a shaft sticking out. That can get dirty and cause you some problems. Clean it all up and you might be good to go.

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#2 posted 08-03-2014 12:16 AM

+1 for madts

Here’s the USA Tormek agent for added help if needed:

Retail Outlets
Online Retailers
Online Repair Parts

USA Agent
Affinity Tool Works
1161 Rankin
Troy, MI 48083
Tel: (800) 586-7635 Toll-Free
Tel: (248) 588-0395
Fax: (248) 588-0623


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#3 posted 08-03-2014 12:55 AM

Great help. Thank you. I’ll check it out tomorrow.

-- Ken

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