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Tormek T-7 Grinder named "Best Buy" by the Editors of Wood Magazine
The Tormek T-7 Wet Grinder was recently recognized by Wood Magazine as the "Best Buy" in woodworking wet sharpening systems.
"Price often indicates quality, and we certainly found that to be true in wet sharpeners. Tormek's heavy-duty T-7 proved impossible to stall, no matter how hard we pressed on the tool during sharpening; none of the lower-priced units even came close. Its tool-holding system (tool rest and holders) fit together like hand in glove and gave us dead-on bevels and square ends with little fuss. And the stone wore much slower than less-expensive models we tried. If you sharpen hand tools or knives at least once a week, the versatile T-7 is the sharpener for your shop."
The Tormek grinder's key feature is its absolute repeatability. When sharpening with the Tormek, the woodworking tool is securely held in a dedicated jig that allows you to precisely grind away only the smallest amount of blade steel necessary to achieve perfect sharpness. The sharpening process is not only completed much more quickly, but the business end of the woodworking tool will last many years longer because no extra blade steel will have been wasted.
The Tormek grinder's water-cooled slow-speed grindstone also extends the life of the tool by preventing the blade edge from overheating and destroying its hardness and temper.
In addition to the Tormek's wet grindstone which shapes and sharpens the tool, a leather honing wheel uses the same support apparatus to precisely apply fine honing compound to the tool edge, polishing it to razor sharpness.
The Tormek wet grinder operates at a low speed giving the user the utmost control over the sharpening process while also avoiding creating sparks that might otherwise be dangerous in a woodworking shop setting.
Highland Woodworking has sold the Tormek Sharpener to more than a thousand satisfied customers over the past 20 years. No other sharpening system is nearly as fast, efficient and reliable. The Tormek grinder saves its owners both time and money as it eliminates the frustrations normally associated with the sharpening process.
A video of the Tormek Grinder in action demonstrating its exceptional versatility can be viewed at http://www.woodnewsonline.com/
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Highland Woodworking, Atlanta, GA USA is a purveyor of fine woodworking tools and supplies with a 30 year reputation for quality tools and service, and is a trusted source of woodworking education and information.
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