Tormek’s new T7 is the latest in a distinct widely acclaimed sharpening systems. The grinder is well-built and can take years of hard use. The device 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 big reference surface, this then prevents rocking or tipping once the jig is tightened down. Included with the machine is Tormek’s new truing and dressing Tool TT-50.
The TT-50 is Tormek’s latest stone truing tool and is likely to make obtaining a flat parallel surface a straightforward and quick task. The truing and dressing tool will come in the T7 vijayalakshmi grinder sharpening system and if like me you’ve an early on Tormek system you may also use the TT-50 on the existing Universal Support, but creating the cut is more difficult. However Tormek advise one to retrofit the latest Universal Support with Micro Adjust.
The Tormek T7 system includes a slow running speed which will provide you with full control over your blades which can be being ground. The lower running speed and heavy wheel also reduces noise and vibration, giving a smoother 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 one’s 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, except for the professional woodworker enough time savings over the life span of the product is likely to make it more than worth while your can purchase, for the amateur woodworker it could be overkill, but when you yourself have the cash it is a really nice piece of kit, and should last you for years reliving hours and hours of tedious sharpening.