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Tormek T-8 Custom

by Tormek
Original price $544.00 - Original price $544.00
Original price
$544.00 - $544.00
Current price $544.00
in stock, ready to be shipped
  • Build Your Own System!
  • Start With the T-8 Custom
  • Purchase Any Grinding Wheel
  • Purchase Any Honing Wheel
  • Purchase Any Jigs


Build Your Own Tormek System

For the first time ever, Tormek is offering the the T-8 Low RPM Water Cooled Grinder packaged without any wheels and the bare minimum of jigs and accessories. Think of it as A La Carte pricing for Tormek. Start with the T-8 Custom, then create your own individualized sharpening system by adding the grinding and honing wheels, jigs, and other accessories of your choice. Build a Tormek system that has exactly what you need.

Only the Essentials

The T-8 Custom comes with only the bare essentials:

The rest is up to you. Start with the T-8 Custom as your base, and build from there. The possibilities are many.

Note that the T-8 Custom does not come with a few things that are included with the Original T-8. The SE-77 Square Edge Jig, the TT-50 Truing Tool and the SP-650 Stone Grader are not included in the T-8 Custom

Choose Your Grinding Wheel

Start by selecting a grinding wheel to create your customized Tormek system. There are several to choose from. Whether you require a general purpose wheel or a specialty one, Tormek has a wheel for you.

Choose Your Honing Wheel

Tormek has two honing wheels to consider.

Choose your Jigs and Accessories

Of course there are too many to list here. See our Jigs and Kits and our Accessories and Parts pages for all the options.

You Decide Based on Your Needs

Maybe you are looking for a second machine to run a Japanese Water Stone for finishing, and don't require a second Standard Grinding Wheel. Maybe you are a wood turner and you really want to work with a Diamond Stone. Or maybe you have a need that we haven't thought of yet and want to mix and match to get the wheels and jigs you need. Now you have more options.

The T-8 features:

  • Cast Zinc Top, Frame and Motor Mount
  • Cast Zinc Internal Drive Wheel
  • Machined Tool Rest Mounts that are Integral to the Cast Housing
  • Tight Tolerances on Tool Rest Mounts
  • Height Adjusting Water Tray
  • Channeled Water Flow
  • Removable Water Tray Scraper with Magnet
  • Cord Located for Easy Machine Rotation

Tormek's Quality Guarantee

For those that understand quality and versatility, there is no substitute to Tormek quality. The T8 has a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty with an additional 3 years upon registration of the machine. That shows Tormek's long term commitment to quality. By purchasing a Tormek you are making a long term commitment to sharp tools and knives, and Tormek will be there to back it up.

Tormek Repeatability

The keyword when sharpening the Tormek way is repeatability. The tools are guided in jigs so you remove only a minute fraction of the steel at each sharpening. Even complicated shapes like fingernail turning gouges, spoon carving gouges and oval skew chisels with a radius edge are easily sharpened to fit your needs. Once the shape is created, you can resharpen quickly and easily. And all of the Tormek Jigs work on the T8.

Tormek Reliability and Safety

The water-cooled slow speed grindstone will not overheat steel. There is no worry about taking the temper out of your tool. In addition, there is no grinding dust. The steel particles are deposited into the water trough. And with the low speed, you can fully control the sharpening.

Tormek Versatility

A wide variety of guided jigs and accessories are available to customize the Tormek T8 offering you the ability to sharpen knives, scissors, carving tools, wood turning tools, axes, planer blades, and drill bits.

Buying a Tormek is a safe investment in quality and performance.

  Tormek T-8
Housing Cast Zinc Top, Frame, Motor Mount and Internal Drive Wheel
with ABS Plastic Sides
Grindstone None Included - Sold Separately
Leather honing wheel None Included - Sold Separately
Stone diameter indicator Yes
Main shaft, nut and washer
in stainless steel
Carrying handle Yes
Quick coupling for
the honing wheel
Motor 115 V 1~ 60 Hz 200 W (input)
Motor duty Continuous
Running speed 90 RPM
270 mm (10 5/8")
270 mm (10 5/8")
330 mm (13")
Weight excl. packing 32.6 lbs
Delivered with
- AngleMaster WM-200
- US-105 Universal Support with Micro Adjust
- Handbook
- T-8 Water Trough

Optional grindstones
- Standard Grinding Wheel SG-250
- Blackstone Silicon SB-250
- Japanese Waterstone SJ-250
- Coarse Diamond DC-250
- Fine Diamond DF-250
-Extra Fine Diamond DE-250

Yes, Optional (View)
Yes, Optional (View)
Yes, Optional (View)
Yes, Optional (View)
Yes, Optional (View)
Yes, Optional (View)
Warranty 5 Years plus 3 with registration. Includes commercial use.

Made in Sweden.

This motor is designed to work on 120V, we do not offer any 220V models and are unable to ship electric sharpeners outside the USA.

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