Tormek’s T7 Sharpening Structure – Wet Grinder

Tormek’s new T7 is the newest in a type of widely acclaimed sharpening systems. The grinder is well made and will take years of hard use. The machine includes a squaring jig, this holds your blades automatically squared to the grinding wheel. Chisels and plane blades are attached making use of their backs flat against a sizable reference surface, this then prevents rocking or tipping after the jig is tightened down. Added to the machine is Tormek’s new truing and dressing Tool TT-50.

The TT-50 is Tormek’s latest stone truing tool and will make finding a flat parallel surface a simple and quick task. The truing and dressing tool is available in the T7 vijayalakshmi grinder  sharpening system and if like me you’ve an early on Tormek system you can also utilize the TT-50 on the present Universal Support, but establishing the cut is more difficult. However Tormek advise one to retrofit the newest Universal Support with Micro Adjust.

The Tormek T7 system has a slow running speed which will provide you with full control over your blades that are being ground. The lower running speed and heavy wheel also reduces noise and vibration, giving a better grind and so a sharper blade.

Since the grinding and sharpening system utilizes water cooling (wet grinding – the grinding wheel rotates in a tray of water), there’s no threat of overheating or burning the edges of your blades and drawing the temper from them. Honing and polishing is carried out on another leather honing wheel. The leather honing wheel must be lubricated with a grinding paste.

The T7 sharpening system is not cheap, however for the professional woodworker the full time savings over living of the merchandise will make it a lot more than worth while to own, for the amateur woodworker it could be overkill, but when you have the cash it’s a very nice bit of kit, and should last you for decades reliving hours and hours of tedious sharpening.

Tormek’s new T7 is the newest in a type of widely acclaimed sharpening systems. The grinder is well made and will take years of hard use. The machine includes a squaring jig, this holds your blades automatically squared to the grinding wheel. Chisels and plane blades are attached making use of their backs flat against…

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