The Tormek T-4 incorporates new, innovative, patent pending features. Firstly, the zinc cast top incorporates the key components of the main shaft, Universal Support and motor assembly resulting in superb accuracy as standard. Secondly, the Universal Support is held in two sleeves in the zinc cast top, meaning that the improved locking design and tighter tolerances will give even better results. Both designs give improved accuracy and precision for easy sharpening on the new Tormek T-4.
The T-4 model is the latest incarnation in a long line of Tormek water-cooled grinding systems. In common with its larger sibling, the T-7, it is ideal for sharpening cabinetmaking hand tools, knives, scissors and woodcarving and turning tools. It comes supplied with two useful accessories, the first of which is the SP-650 Stone Grader that can be used to keep the stone cutting efficiently as well as changing the surface from a (220g) coarse cut to (1,000g) fine. The equivalent of 6,000g can be achieved on the leather wheel. The second is the AngleMaster, an adjustable device used to set the correct angle for grinding plane and chisel blades. Magnets on the reverse side of the AngleMaster mean that it is easy to store it conveniently on the steel machine plate.
This is the first machine for some time to be supplied without a jig, so for instant sharpening, a jig of choice needs to be purchased from the many available, all of which will fit the Tormek T-4.
Also supplied is the unique Tormek Handbook, where all the information that is required to shape, sharpen and hone your tools to perfection can be found. The T-4 uses a powerful, industrial AC motor and the shaft supporting the wheels is made from corrosion resistant stainless steel. The 200mm(8") diameter stone has the Tormek EzyLock mounting system for fast stone changes without a spanner. Supplied with the SP-650 Stone Grader, unique Tormek Handbook and DVD together with Tormek’s 7 year warranty
|Grinding Wheel Diameter||200 mm|
|Nett Weight||9.8 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||230 mm x 200 mm x 260 mm|
|Wheel Width||40 mm|
5 January 2018
Shoddy build, not noticed until it failsSorry to say that this is disappointing. It sharpens beautifully for a while but then collapses.
27 December 2016
A minor fault means I can't use itThe T4 ought to be brilliant, but I've not had a chance to use it. Mine has a tiny metal burr on the underside of the universal support. It took me a while to find it. The thing that gave it away was an element of stiffness when I slid the square-edge jig along. The jig didn't glide as it should. By the time I found the burr, the plastic bushes on the jig had incurred multiple scratches from passing back and forth across it. So now I won't be able to use my tool sharpener till some time in January when I get replacement parts. Very disappointing.
24 December 2015
AmazingUntil owning this Tormek t4 I didn't really know what sharp was. Easy to set and use super build quality sharpens very quick compared to everything else I've used. It's is expensive but if you use planes and chisels it's well worth the money
2 October 2015
dont make the mistake i mademachine is fine but for the first time i can remember it does not come with the squaring up jig for chisels and plane irons.