The versatile TORMEK Universal Support is the basis of the TORMEK system. It is made of 12 mm (approx. 1/2") round steel and has a double mounting for maximum stability. The Universal Support incorporates a micro adjust for exact and fast fine setting.
You'll have better control when sharpening turning tools and carving tools if the stone is turning away from the cutting edge. By adding the XB-100 Horizontal Base to your older TORMEK you can move the Universal Support from vertical mount (wheel turning into edge) to horizontal mount (wheel turning away from edge). The Owner's Handbook gives you recommended mount for various tools and jigs. Includes all necessary mounting hardware. This base is now standard on the TORMEK. The latest version is now cast and precision machined and has locks on both legs.
With the Tormek EzyLock, which is both a nut and a washer, you need no tools for mounting and dismounting the stone. The special pitch on the left hand thread causes the rotation of the wheel to tighten the nut to the right torque.
Turn the Ezylock anticlockwise by hand and the grindstone will automatically tighten during the first sharpening. You need no tools.
When dismounting, you turn the stone clockwise and the EzyLock will automatically become loose.
This construction also makes it very easy to change grindstones, from the standard aluminum oxide to the new specialty stones (Blackstone Silicon for High Speed Steel and the 4000 Grit Japanese Waterstone).
The shaft, washer and EzyLock are all made of stainless steel.
Choose shaft for Tormek T-7 (also fits Tormek 2000 and all older models with 250 mm (10") stone) or shaft for T-3 (also fits tormek 1200) in the drop down box below.
The TORMEK Stone Grader is used to grade the Grindstone to a finer surface. The TORMEK Grindstone has a normal grit rating of 220 with a grain size is 0.06 mm (0.0024"). Use the Stone grader to change to a 1000 grit suitable for fine finish grinding/sharpening
Use the other side of the grader to return the stone to its 220 grit.
The stone grader is also used for renewing a glazed stone.