Do you have a collection of hand tools that are losing their edge? If you have a workshop then the Tormek Water Cooled Sharpening System is the answer to your problems. Take a look at this video and discover how to put a perfect finish on your edge tools.
The key word when sharpening the Tormek way is repeatability. The tools are guided in jigs – you remove only a minute fraction of the steel at each sharpening, which makes it fast. An extra benefit is that your tools last longer.
You can shape the tool exactly to your needs. Even such complicated shapes as fingernail turning gouges, spoon carving gouges and oval skew chisels with a radiused edge are easily sharpened. Once the shape is created, you can resharpen the edge in less than a minute.
The water cooled slow speed grindstone is in harmony with the physical laws governing the steel tool – the edge does not overheat and lose its hardness.
The water lubricated grindstone and the final power honing on the leather honing wheel work in the same way as benchstone sharpening except that the motorized process speeds up the work. The leather wheel is impregnated with honing compound and polishes the edge to a razor sharpness.
No grinding dust is produced to pollute the air. The steel particles are deposited into the water trough.
The Tormek method is safe. At the low speed, you can fully control the sharpening. Since no sparks are produced, there is no risk to your eyes and you can safely use the machine in areas of high fire risk.
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Paul’s background explains why he has such a great knowledge of tools and machinery and is always able to give good advice to customers. After completing a full apprenticeship in the Royal Ordinance Factory he then worked for 7 years as a machinist in the engineering industry. During this time he developed a love of woodwork and spent his evenings honing his skills in various woodworking disciplines such as joint cutting and setting machines etc. Later he joined his friends general building company as a carpenter come kitchen fitter. He spent 6 good years with him and learnt a lot about working on site and building work in general as well as further developing his ability to work in wood. At the end of that six years Paul started his own business making furniture which lasted 4 years. He then moved into retail by working as a salesman for a builders merchant. Since his move to Data, Paul has built up an excellent rapport with customers who trust him in recommending the right tool for the job.
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