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Tormek T8 Sharpening System- Custom (Build your own Tormek System)

R 8,999.00



Build your own System

Please note that the grinding wheel, the honing wheel, and the jigs are not included with the Tormek T-8 Custom. Buy them separately to complete your system.

Customize your own water cooled sharpening system with Tormek T-8 Custom. This package enables you to create your own Tormek sharpening system, with your favorite accessories. Just add grinding wheel, honing wheel, the right jigs and your own creativity.

  • Create your own sharpening system.
  • Grinding wheel and honing wheel not included.
  • Sharpen all your edge tools.
  • Water cooled sharpening with no risk of overheating the steel.
  • Exact replication – sharpen your tools with unbeatable precision.
  • Solid zinc frame and integrated mounts for controllable and accurate sharpening.
  • Powerful industrial AC motor for continuous use.

Create your own Tormek T-8 Custom

The Tormek T-8 Custom includes a clean Tormek T-8 sharpening machine without grinding wheel and honing wheel. In addition, the package includes just the essential Tormek accessories: the HB-10 Tormek Handbook on sharpening, the WM-200 AngleMaster to measure the edge angle and the US-105 Universal Support to give support for the jigs. The rest is up to you to decide by just adding the other accessories separately.

Choose your grinding wheel

Every tool is unique. Add the grinding wheel that suits your needs. Maybe the all-round Original Grindstone with adjustable characteristics equivalent to 220 to 1000 grit? One of the durable and extremely hard Diamond Wheels? The Blackstone Silicon to quickly shape and sharpen HSS steel? Or the 4000 grit Japanese Waterstone for a mirror finish? The choice is yours!

Choose your honing wheel

A honing wheel is essential to remove the burr and get a sharp edge. The Leather Honing Wheel will get you the greatest possible sharpness and finish when used with the Honing Compound. The Composite Honing Wheel has integrated polish to remove the burr and is easy to use. Pick your favorite!

Tormek T-8 – A powerful and versatile sharpening system

The Tormek T-8 is a powerful and versatile water cooled sharpening system. The machine has a maintenance-free industrial AC motor, designed to drive the grinding wheel during continuous use. The powerful motor is tested for a 25,000 hour service life. The efficient system manages to maintain a constant speed, even under full load, thanks to its unique driving wheel. The motor and the characteristic Tormek drive system ensure you have years of silent and reliable operation.

Smart details, such as the Tormek EzyLock nut, which enables tool-free locking and unlocking of the grinding wheel, and the advanced water trough equipped with a screw lift and magnetic scraper, complete the Tormek T-8 as the ultimate sharpening system for all kinds of edge tools.

Please note that the grinding wheel, the honing wheel, and the jigs are not included with the Tormek T-8 Custom. Buy them separately to complete your system.

Jonas Als
Spooncarver & bowlturner

This is my Tormek T-8 Custom

DE-250 Diamond Wheel Extra Fine
LA-220 Leather Honing Wheel
SVM-45 Knife Jig
SVM-00 Small Knife Holder
SVS-38 Short Tool Jig
SVA-170 Axe Jig
RB-180 Rotating Base
TC-800 Tormek Case
HTK-00 Storage Tray
PA-70 Honing Compound


Here’s my Tormek T-8 Custom, for the woodcarver.

I start with the DE-250 Diamond Wheel Extra Fine, which I use and like it a lot since no truing is needed and it delivers a superior edge on all my carving tools. By sharpening on this 1200 grit wheel and finishing off on the LA-220 Leather Honing Wheel, I get a razor-sharp edge which is essential in my craftsmanship.

The SVA-170 Axe Jig helps me to sharpen my carving axes, which is important since you always start by using the axe when creating a spoon out of a piece of wood.

To sharpen a hollow grind on my standard carving knife, I use the SVM-45 Knife Jig together with the SVM-00 Small Knife Holder. The holder helps to clamp the knife and get an even bevel. It also gives you better control when sharpening the tip of the knife.

As I always create some carving details on all the pieces I make, I would also add the SVS-38 Short Tool Jig to sharpen my bent carving gouges.

As for accessories, I would definitely recommend the RB-180 Rotating Base! It’s a must-have and helps you quickly switch from sharpening to honing. Finally, to store all my jigs I would add the convenient TC-800 Tormek Case with the HTK-00 Storage Tray. And if I’m not storing my jigs, I can always use it as a nice box to carry all my spoons when going on a spooncarving trip.



Tomer Botner
Knife Maker & Founder of Florentine Kitchen Knives

This is my Tormek T-8 Custom

SB-250 Tormek Blackstone Silicon
SG-250 Tormek Original Grindstone
SJ-250 Tormek Japanese Waterstone
LA-220 Leather Honing Wheel
CW-220 Composite Honing Wheel
SVM-45 Knife Jig
SVM-140 Knife Jig
US-430 Universal Support Extended
SP-650 Stone Grader
TT-50 Truing Tool
RB-180 Rotating Base
PA-70 Honing Compound

As I sharpen about 100 knives a week in my work, I have different requirements than most people. I need things to be accurate and efficient in terms of time but without compromising the quality of the edge.

Grinding Wheels
First, I pick the SG-250 Blackstone Silicon for faster removal of material but unlike the Diamond Wheels I like the option of trueing the stone with the TT-50 Truing Tool and having the size match and progress with my other stones. I prefer to work with a more aggressive stone that would save me some time but give me the same results. I would keep this stone at 220 grit constantly.

My second stone would be the SG-250 Original Grindstone which I would keep at 1000 grit constantly using the smooth side of the SP-650 Stone Grader.

To achieve that really fine polished edge I would also add the SJ-250 Japanese Waterstone, since it gives a smooth sharp mirror finish to our blades and I would highly recommend it to up your game even though the Leather Honing wheel does a great job.

Honing Wheels
Since I have two Tormek’s in my workshop I would prefer to have them both. The LA-220 Leather Honing Wheel gives a great polished edge with the PA-70 Honing Compound but I also like the CW-220 Composite Honing Wheel and not having to use the compound which adds to our cleaning process and waste.

SVM-45 Knife Jig and SVM-140 Knife Jig - I use both these jigs all the time, they are perfect for almost all kitchen knives, weather they are big or small, thin or thick, short or wide, flexible or more rigid.

You got to have the WM-220 AngleMaster (included with the Tormek T-8 Custom), it's especially helpful when you are establishing the secondary bevel on a few different models of knives, makes everything go fast and accurately.

For accessory I would start by adding the US-430 Universal Support Extended. The regular support works great but for any knives that we make or get to sharpen that are over about 240-250 mm blade length, I would use the extended support, otherwise you would need to start practicing your free hand sharpening.

The SP-650 Stone Grader is great when you want to adjust the grindstone to a finer or more rougher sharpening. If you don’t get all three grinding wheels that I choose, the stone grader is essential to change the surface from 220-1000 grit on your grindstone.

And finally, I would add the RB-180 Rotating Base. This thing is the best, so useful for someone like me, just turn it and hone your edge instead of lifting the machine off the table and turning it each time.



Nick Agar
Professional Woodturner

This is my Tormek T-8 Custom

DF-250 Diamond Wheel Fine
LA-220 Leather Honing Wheel
SVD-186 R Gouge Jig
SVS-50 Multi Jig
LA-120 Profiled Leather Honing Wheel
TTS-110 Turning Tool Setter
PA-70 Honing Compound


As a Woodturner I have many different types of tools I need to sharpen. This is my must-have or go to list for the Tormek T-8 Custom.

First, I would add the 600 grit DF-250 Diamond Wheel Fine as I find it is just perfect for my turning tools. For me it’s important to be able to hone my tools so would add the LA-120 Profiled Leather Honing Wheel for this purpose and it sits happily alongside the LA-220 Leather Honing Wheel.

The SVD-186 R Gouge Jig is a must have for repeating those difficult grinds such as the fingernail or swept back grind. It allows repeatable accurate reproduction of your chosen grinds. I love how it clicks into place at each chosen number. It also transforms into another jig and is able to sharpen scraper tips such as tear drop straight or round shapes.

The SVS-50 Multi Jig allows you to sharpen tools like the spindle roughing gouge, parting tools and skew chisels.

To accurately get the distance, the Universal Support arm needs to be away from the wheel when each jig is used. Therefore, you will need a TTS-100 Turning Tool Setter which gives distance measurements for the protrusion settings of each tool.

Theses jigs and accessories are all used here in my classroom by my students and by myself. Safe and accurate sharpening and as my saying goes “I sharpen my tools, not shorten them”.


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