Tormek now launches three new diamond wheels and a Multi Base for edge tool sharpening. Both the Multi Base and Diamond Wheels are designed for use with the Tormek Water Cooled Sharpening System and will give woodworkers the perfect condition for always having sharp tools in their work. The new diamond wheels offer an exceptional durability plus the ability to sharpen on the side as well as the periphery. The new Multi Base allows sharpening on the side of the diamond wheels and will leave a completely flat bevel that is preferred in some applications.

Håkan Persson, the Tormek CEO states: “We are proud to now offer our users the opportunity to sharpen with diamond, the world’s hardest material. Tormek’s low speed sharpening makes it ideal to use diamond for edge tool sharpening since no heat occurs. We believe that the diamond wheels together with the new Multi Base will make sharpening even easier for many of our dedicated Tormek users.”

Tormek Sharpening

Tormek’s new diamond wheels come in three different grades; Coarse, Fine and Extra Fine. The quality of the diamond surface provides a high and constant sharpening ability and a grinding wheel that always retain the full size diameter. Users who frequently sharpen the same tool will benefit greatly from this feature as it simplifies both setting and sharpening.

Diamond is the world’s hardest material and almost twice as hard as cubic boron nitride (CBN), which is another commonly used abrasive. The diamond’s extreme hardness and durability make it the optimal material for sharpening.

Another great aspect of Tormek’s diamond wheels is that the wheels have a diamond layer on the side, perfect for the sharpening of small carving tools such as carving gouges and V-tools plus plane irons, wood chisels and knives. The result is a bevel edge with a completely flat surface, instead of a hollow grind.

When sharpening on the side of the Diamond Wheels using the new Multi Base MB-100, the user always has support and control using the Tormek jigs. To sharpen either with or without water is another detail which has been made possible with the new diamond wheels. However, Tormek always recommends sharpening with water as it prolongs the life of the wheel and gives a better result.

Tormek’s Diamond Wheels are complementary to their water cooled sharpening system and will not replace Tormek’s Original Grindstone. Each of the Tormek Diamond Wheels is suitable for all types of material, incl. steel, ceramic and carbide.

The demand for the new Tormek Diamond Wheels has been significantly greater than expected. This factored with the problems associated with increasing the rates of production, mean that Tormek are experiencing delivery delays.

We have been informed by Tormek that they expect for the wheels to be regularly available by the end of the year. Contact your nearest stockist today to pre order and be one of the first to receive yours! Thank you for your understanding.


Tormek Sharpening Wheels

Diamond Wheel Coarse
The coarse wheel gives an efficient steel removal and rapidly repairs a dull or damaged edge. Grit size 360.

Diamond Wheel Fine
This ultimate all round wheel combine efficient steel removal, smooth surface finish and long heel life. Grit size 600.

Diamond Wheel Extra Fine
This wheel gives an extra fine finish and is especially suitable for carving tools and knives when the need for steel removal is minimal. Grit size 1200.

Tormek Multi Base

Multi Base
With the MB-100, you can sharpen on the side of Tormek’s Diamond Wheels to achieve a flat grinding bevel. Can be used with the Tormek jigs for knives, axes, woodturning tools, carving tools, chisels and plane irons.

Tormek Reviews

Reviews
Glenn Lucas, professional woodturner: “I have been using the Tormek diamond wheel for about one year both in my production business and my class room. It has performed superbly during that time. I love that it remains flat with no dressing and it creates an excellent edge each time in seconds. I have found that I had much better results when I used water as a lubricant, keeping the wheel clean without maintenance.”

Nick Agar, professional woodturner: “Using the Tormek Diamond Wheel is a dream. Personally, I still prefer to use water as it keeps the tool edge and the wheel clean, but it works just as well dry. The fact that it doesn’t rust, and no dressing is necessary is a huge bonus and with three grits to choose from it’s another great addition to the Tormek range. Maybe diamonds are a man’s best friend as well.”