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Tormek Models

Tormek Water Cooled Sharpening Systems


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.



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
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
- Truing Tool TT-50
- Stone Grader SP-650
- Accessory tray for storage


Warranty 7 years incl. commercial use 7 years

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