Tormek T-8 Original


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

Available on back-order



Unbeatable precision in your sharpening

The advanced design ensures unbeatable precision for the Universal Support, which is the foundation of the Tormek sharpening system, since it controls all grinding jigs and accessories. The patented precision mounts for the Universal Support are integrated in this model’s fully cast machine housing. This allows you to have full control and maximum accuracy in your sharpening.

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 characteristic Tormek drive system ensures years of silent and reliable operation. The efficient system manages to maintain the optimal speed for water cooled sharpening, even under full load, thanks to its unique driving wheel. 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 Tormek T-8 Original is equipped with loads of smart details to make your sharpening easier. For example, 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. EzyLock also makes it easy to change grinding wheel if you work with some of Tormek’s additional grinding wheels SB-250 Blackstone Silicon, SJ-250 Japanese Waterstone, or one of our three Diamond Wheels, DC-250, DF-250 or DE-250.

Includes everything you need to get started with your sharpening

Included with the Tormek T-8 Original:

  • The versatile SE-77 Square Edge Jig for sharpening chisels and plane irons.
  • The TT-50 Truing Tool to keep your stone round and flat.
  • The SP-650 Stone Grader to change the grit of your stone.
  • The WM-200 AngleMaster to measure the edge angle.
  • The PA-70 Honing Compound to use with the Leather Honing Wheel.
  • The EM-15 Edge Marker to color the bevel when setting the edge angle.
  • The HB-10 Tormek Handbook on sharpening.

8 year warranty, 5+3 after online registration.


Made in Sweden

Additional information

Weight 14.8 kg
Dimensions 400 × 400 × 400 mm

Width 270mm, Depth 270mm
Height 330mm


Industrial single phase, AC 200 W (input)
230 V, 50 Hz or 115 V, 60 Hz.
Continuous duty
Maintenance free
Silent running, 54 dB
25,000 hour life


Tormek Original Grindstone SG‑250 Aluminium oxide
250 × 50 mm
90 rpm, torque 14.7 Nm

Leather Honing Wheel:

220 × 31 mm


14.8 kg


Zinc cast top and frame
Sides in ABS plastic


8-year warranty, 5 years + 3 years, upon registration at
* Including professional use.