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The Tormeck is an incredibly capable sharpening tool and unlike grinding on a high speed grinder, it will protect the metal hardness of the cutting tool while restoring a damaged or dull blade.  The jigs will insure proper angles on a blade.
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The Tormek is an incredibly capable sharpening tool and unlike grinding on a high speed grinder, it will protect the metal hardness of the cutting tool while restoring a damaged or dull blade.  The jigs will insure proper angles on a blade.
  
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'''This is not a standard grinder.  It is a low speed water grinder.  The stone wheel can be have an effective 220 or 1000 grit surface. Read the [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AJblyfV_Dpx9nLKdnmiLUZVbu5cbVc6s/view?usp=sharing manual] for more information.''' (Manual is accessible to members. Be sure to use your tinkermill.org Google account.)
  
 
Before using the tool, understand these rules:
 
Before using the tool, understand these rules:
* Never operated the tool without water.  
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* Never operate the tool without water.  
* Read the manuals before operation.
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* Read the manual before operation.
* Talk to someone who has used it before for a quick hands-on in person tutorial, about 10 minutes.
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* Suggested: talk to someone who has used it before for a quick hands-on demonstration, about 10 minutes.
* Suggested Videos to watch:
 
'''-These videos do not replace reading the manuals!!'''
 
*Overview of the T-7 (TinkerMill has a T-8 the newest model): http://www.tormek.com/en/machines/t7/t7_intro.php
 
*T-8 features highlights: http://www.tormek.com/en/machines/t8/index.php
 
*Outline of the different Jigs.  There are PDFs of the relevant jigs for proper usage associated with each jig page.
 
http://www.tormek.com/en/jigs/index.php
 
  
Other Resources:
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More information. '''These resources do not replace reading the manual!'''
* Sharpening Chisels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QZtNnI7bA0
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* The [https://www.tormek.com/usa/en/machine-models/tormek-t-8/ T-8 product page] highlights the features of the Tormek model that TinkerMill has. There is also an overview video.
http://www.tormek.com/en/jigs/se76/index.php
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* This [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm4uqx9s-UQ YouTube video] provides a very thorough introduction to the tool.
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* [http://www.tormek.com/en/jigs/index.php Overview of the different jigs].  There is more info about each jig on its respective page. In particular, the [https://www.tormek.com/international/en/grinding-jigs/se-76-square-edge-jig/ SE-76 Square Edge Jig] is of interest.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QZtNnI7bA0 YouTube video] about sharpening chisels.

Latest revision as of 16:32, 12 February 2019

The Tormek is an incredibly capable sharpening tool and unlike grinding on a high speed grinder, it will protect the metal hardness of the cutting tool while restoring a damaged or dull blade. The jigs will insure proper angles on a blade.

This is not a standard grinder. It is a low speed water grinder. The stone wheel can be have an effective 220 or 1000 grit surface. Read the manual for more information. (Manual is accessible to members. Be sure to use your tinkermill.org Google account.)

Before using the tool, understand these rules:

  • Never operate the tool without water.
  • Read the manual before operation.
  • Suggested: talk to someone who has used it before for a quick hands-on demonstration, about 10 minutes.

More information. These resources do not replace reading the manual!