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When it comes to sharpening tools, one name always comes to mind - Tormek. The reason is, this sharpening system has been around since 1972 when it was concieved and developed. Originally Sweden for sharpening various tools, like axes and other farm and garden tools, it was well known that when sharpening steel, a much finer, sharper edge could be created if the steel was kept cool during the sharpening process. The only real way of doing this was to use water in some way, hence the Tormek system was developed.
Today the Tormek system is the most sought after sharpening system for any serious woodturner. Sure the Tormek can sharpen many other tools as well, but for woodturners who are ALWAYS sharpening their chisels, the Tormek system is tops. What makes the Tormek so desireable is that it can quickly sharpen a woodturner's chisel without taking much of the steel away. This means a chisel can have it's keen edge "touched up" frequently without fear of the tool losing it's temper, or being ground away to nothing in no time. That - is the benefit of Tormek.
Over the years, this system has been refined and added to so that now there are a number of accessories available to suite any woodturners needs. The tool its'elf can be kept in top order by having the stone re-dressed so that it will always give excellent sharpening results.
How many tools do you own that have a 7 year warranty? ... That's right, the Tormek has a 7 year warranty, and that applies to commercial users as well. That's the kind of confidece and qualtiy that is built into this system. If you are a woodturner, this tool is a must for your shop