The Leather Honing Wheel should last indefinitely, but accidents do happen and if you cut yours by forgetting to always work with the wheel turning away from the edge, here is the original factory replacement.
Choose Honing Wheel for T-7 or T-3 in the drop down box below.
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 Japanese Waterstone is 4000 grit and delivers a mirror finish with hardly any visible marks. Since it is made to create the finest surface, it has a limited steel removal capacity and cannot be used for shaping a tool.
It excels at sharpening hand tools like carving tools, knives, scissors, plane irons and wood chisels where a minimum of steel removal is needed and a superior surface finish is demanded. Its unique composition gives the stone an extremely long life. Since the surface left by the Japanese Waterstone is so fine, we do not recommend honing afterwards on the leather honing wheel.
You should clean the stone surface of steel particles every minute or so with the fine side of the Stone Grader SP-650. Do not use the coarse side of the Stone Grader on the Japanese Waterstone.
Tormek Blackstone Silicon for T-7 and S2000 Models has been developed for shaping and sharpening HSS and exotic alloyed steels. It can also touch up tungsten carbide. It does not offer faster steel removal on ordinary carbon steel. The combination of abrasive hardness, shape and grain size is optimized to work efficiently at the Tormek system’s low RPM. Its faster material removal is an advantage especially when shaping tools with a large bevel surface, where the grinding pressure is limited, for example, planer blades and woodturning skews.
The grit size 220 is the same as the Tormek Original Grindstone and can be altered to work like a 1000 grit stone with the Stone Grader SP-650. Thanks to its sharp and relatively small grains, the Blackstone removes hard steel efficiently even at low grinding pressure. The Blackstone Silicon also offers exceptional wear resistance. It can even touch up tungsten carbide, where the tool already has an established shape.
Please note: For normal carbon steel chisels, knives, scissors, plane irons, etc. we recommend the SG-250 Original Grindstone.