Tormek T-8 Knife Sharpening System Review

Tormek T-8 Water Cooled Precision Sharpening System

​Just the appearance of this sharpening system lets you know that it is a workhorse, with everything you need to sharpen just about any blade you own. It features a T-​8 grinding wheel that turns slowly at 90rpm through water. The slow speed gives you full control during the sharpening process. The water is a lubricant and makes grinding faster, as it constantly cools the edge of the tool. A larger water tray prevents a lot of spilling, and an EzyLock Stone Mounting enables fast stone change without using tools.

Tormek T-8 Water Cooled Precision Sharpening





​Professional Sharpening System




​40 pounds

​Product Dimensions:

​15 x 11.5 x 15 inches

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​Your tools are guided in the jigs so only a small amount of steel is taken off each time, which makes your tools last longer. A jig is an adjustable clamp which holds knives in place, and locks in place by a tightening knob. The steel frame is sturdy and ED Coated Housing provides maximum protection. The system is designed to run for long periods of time without overheating. It has a maintenance free industrial motor with ball bearings, and it keeps a constant speed even with a full load. The leather honing wheel enables you to polish the edge to razor sharpness. The Tormek T-8 comes with a 7-year warranty.

​A consumer on Amazon gave this system an outstanding 4.9 out 5 stars rating.  As a knife sharpening business owner, he finds the Tormek T-8 package to be very beneficial. He runs the machine continuously, and has never had a problem with the motor overheating. The angle adjustments are precise and give him the exact angle that he needs. He says if anything ever happens to his system, he would immediately invest in the same system. He thinks it is a great product, and highly recommends it. Overall, it is one of the best professional knife sharpening systems available today.

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