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Tormek T-8 Original Grinding Machine - Water Cooled Sharpening System


The Tormek T-8 Original is a powerful and versatile water cooled sharpening system that includes everything you need to take your sharpening to the next level. The advanced design and its user-friendly operation give you the best possible conditions for successful sharpening with top results. The Tormek T-8 Original is ideal for quality-conscious do-it-yourselfers as well as professionals.

  • Sharpen all your edge tools.
  • SE-77 Square Edge Jig and TT-50 Truing Tool included.
  • Water cooled sharpening with no risk of overheating the steel.
  • Exact replication – sharpen your tools with unbeatable precision.
  • Efficient grindstone with adjustable characteristics equivalent to 220 to 1000 grit.
  • Solid zinc frame and integrated mounts for controllable and accurate sharpening.
  • Powerful industrial AC motor for continuous use.
  • 8 year warranty, 5+3 after online registration.

The highest quality made in Sweden

The Tormek T-8 Original is equipped with the SG-250 Original Grindstone that has adjustable characteristics equivalent to 220 to 1000 grit and can sharpen all qualities of steel, including HSS steel. The industrial AC motor is maintenance-free and designed to drive the full-size grinding wheel during continuous use. The motor is tested for a 25,000 hour service life.

Water trough with screw lift and magnetic scraper

The water trough has a convenient screw lift to easily raise and lower the water trough. It also has a double function magnetic scraper: during sharpening, the magnet collects steel particles, and after sharpening, the scraper will make it easy to clean the water trough. For long tools that may drip water outside the water trough (like chef's knives and planer blades), you can easily fit the enclosed water chute onto the edge of the water trough.

EzyLock to quickly switch grinding wheels

Another worked-through detail is the stainless-steel main shaft with Tormek's unique EzyLock nut, which enables tool-free locking and unlocking of the grinding wheel. 

Includes everything you need to get started with your sharpening

Included with the Tormek T-8 Original:

Selected features

Universal Support
The base and support for all jigs. Enables unbeatable precision when sharpening.

Patented Precision Mounts
Ensures controllable and accurate sharpening.

With acme thread and a scale for precise edge angle setting.

Magnetic Scraper
Efficiently collects sharpening dust and makes it easy to clean the water trough.

Screw Lift
Easily raise and lower the water trough.

Convenient, tool-free locking/unlocking of the grinding wheel.

Industrial AC Motor
Maintenance-free. Minimal rpm loss under heavy load. Tested for a 25,000-hour service life.

Efficient drive

RKX18 rubber ensures years of silent and reliable operation.



Includes everything you need to get started with your sharpening.



Packaging dimensions

Width: 393 mm (15 1/2")
Depth: 296 mm (11 5/8")
Height: 383 mm (15 1/8")

Machine dimensions

Width: 270 mm (10 5/8")
Depth: 270 mm (10 5/8")
Height: 330 mm (12")


Inc. packaging: 18.7 kg (41.3 lbs)
Machine only: 14.8 kg (32.6 lbs)



Cord length

1.7 m (5' 7")


Precision-cast zinc stand, powder-coated
Sides made of impact-resistant blue ABS plastic

Grinding wheel

SG-250 Original Grindstone
Aluminum oxide
⌀ 250 * 50 mm (9.84 × 1.97")

Honing wheel

LA-220 Leather Honing Wheel
Cowhide from Tärnsjö Garveri, ABS plastic
⌀ 220 * 31 mm (8.66 × 1.22")

Drive system

Unique drive system with RKX18 rubber
Self-adjusting for load

Main shaft

MSK-250 Stainless Steel Shaft with EzyLock


100 rpm
Torque 14.7 Nm


Industrial motor, single phase, AC
200 W (input), 100-115 V / 220-240 V, 50-60 Hz
Continuous operation
Quiet running, 54 dB
25 000 hours of operating time


8-year warranty, 5 years + 3 years when you register at
Valid for professional use as well



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Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Hugh LeBaron
Should have bought this years ago 😊

Great machine!!!!

Eric collins

Love it

Joe Chetcuti

Tormek T-8 Grinding Machine - Water Cooled Sharpening System

Gary Hofer

Tormek T-8 Grinding Machine - Water Cooled Sharpening System

Robert Bakker
Tormek T8 and Axeman

Great product, superior customer service, thanks Jeremy. I’ve managed to restore all my chisels to beautiful working condition.