Tormek T-3 Sharpening System
The Tormek T-3 Sharpening system is modeled after the legendary Tormek T-7, unsurpassed for quality, versatility, edge positioning accuracy and repeatability when grinding, sharpening and honing just
about every tool in your shop and home.
The T-3 has an 8" ceramically made, 220 grit aluminum oxide grindstone wheel. A quiet, long life (25,000 hours), powerful AC motor spins the stone at a modest 120 RPM. The wheel remains continuously bathed in water, keeping your tool's edge cool and free from any risk of overheating. The rotation rate avoids slinging water while the water tray captures the grinding dust, eliminating any air-borne respiratory hazards.
There are optional jigs for practically every kind of tool. The jigs slide onto a micro-adjustable tool rest bar and operate parallel to the wheel without requiring calibration. Most work happens above the wheel, grinding into the tool's edge. However, the tool rest can be moved into the included Horizontal Base for more jig positioning choices and to grind away from the tool's edge.
Once an edge has been ground at 220 grit, the Tormek grindstone can be transformed into a 1000 grit sharpener with the optional Stone Grader allowing you to grade the stone from 220 grit to 1000 grit in about 30 seconds. Best of all, you go quickly from grinding to sharpening without the bother of changing wheels or altering your jig or tool rest settings, sharpening at exactly the same angle at which you ground the tool.
Honing the tool's edge occurs on the included Leather Stropping Wheel. Charged with stropping paste, the spinning wheel will hone an edge in a mere 10-20 seconds. The optional LA-120 Profile Leather Strop has a convex edge (1/8" radius) for polishing the insides of gouges and a sharp V (60°) edge for polishing inside V-gouges. A set of narrower leather discs (3/32" radius & 45° edge) is available for the LA-120.
The Jointer/Planer Jig handles machine knives 5/8" and wider in virtually any length.
The Multi Tool Jig is used for square-nosed turning gouges, carving gouges, and for angled tools like turning skews.
The Tool Rest is a platform that locks at any angle; it works well for scrapers, bark spuds, ice tools or anything else too uncommon to have a jig of its own.
The Universal Gouge Jig's articulated, adjustable design will let you grind any carving or turning gouge. It's perfect for side-ground bowl gouges, bent carving gouges and V gouges and accomodates replaceable HSS turning tool cutters and very narrow gouges.
The two knife jigs, for short or long knives, cleverly allow you to sharpen both sides of a knife to exactly the same angle without resetting the jig. Their design lets you stroke along the curved tip of a blade as easily as along its straight length. The Short Knife Jig works with blades as short as 2-1/2" and handles the majority of knives in the shop and kitchen. The Long Knife Jig is for extra-large chef knives and knives with long, flexible blades.
The chisel & plane iron jig for the Tormek Grinder is now the new Square Edge Jig and has been redesigned to reference the back of your iron or chisel to the jig to better ensure a square grind of the cutting edge. A unique mounting clamp, which will hold even tapered chisels, avoids skewing the chisel's edge when securing the tool in the jig. A small safety stop secures to the tool rest support bar to prevent the tool's edge from slipping off the stone. The Square Edge jig comes standard with the T-3.
The included Pro Anglemaster makes easy work of grinding and sharpening chisels and plane irons square and accurately to your desired bevel angle. The Pro Anglemaster sets any angle from 15° to 75° and adjusts for different wheel diameters from 10" to 6". Thus you can maintain accuracy on aging wheels and use it on other grinders as well.
Tormek T-3 Sharpening System includes Square Edge Jig, Pro Anglemaster, Universal Support bar with Micro-adjust, Horizontal Tool Rest Base, Stropping Paste, Tormek Handbook & DVD and is backed by a 7 year warranty.
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