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Old 07-19-2016, 02:51 PM
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Tormek for grinding?

I've been using a 2x42 belt grinder for making my blades with reasonable results. I also have a Tormek that I use mainly for sharpening.

Somewhere in my browsing the internet I saw where someone was using a Tormek with the black wheel to grind the blades.

Has anyone done this? Is it even practical?

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Old 07-20-2016, 06:56 AM
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I've not done it, but I've seen those machines close up, and personally, I think it would be highly impractical to attempt grinding out a knife on one.

Compared to a "good" 2x72" machine, I would think it would be painfully slow and awkward.

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Old 07-20-2016, 07:23 AM
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Kinda what I thought but I didn't want to invest $100+ in the black stone if it wasn't a practical operation.
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Old 07-20-2016, 10:43 AM
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I have a Tormek T4 (the smaller unit). Great for sharpening but would take forever to grind a blade. The RPM of the machine is around 250 and in sharpening it only removes a small amount of material. I would be very impractical.
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