No matter which grinding machine you use, the most difficult part in sharpening woodturning tools is to exactly replicate the shape and the edge angle. The Mounting Set BGM100 makes the patented Tormek woodturning system jigs available for those who want to use their existing bench grinder.
Why would Tormek, the pioneer in water cooled sharpening, introduce their jigs also for bench grinders?
We believe that the water cooled Tormek machine is superior in sharpening virtually every edge tool in your shop. However, it is no secret that when it comes to woodturning tools, the initial shaping can be done faster on a bench grinder. We know that some woodturners dedicated to Tormek also have access to a bench grinder and use it for the first rough shaping. It is difficult to control by hand and it is easy to remove more steel than necessary. Now you can use the same precise Tormek jigs through the whole sharpening process. There is no longer trial and error in getting the right shape on the bench grinder. You can benefit from the fast steel removal on the bench grinder and also get the finest surface on the Tormek water cooled grindstone and the leather honing wheel - all in one jig system.
If you do not yet have a Tormek machine, you can still benefit from the precise Tormek jig system on your bench grinder and easily get the desired shape and edge angle. Since the Tormek system controls these factors, the tools will behave in exactly the same predictable way all the time at the lathe. The principle for setting the shape and edge angle is the same, regardless of which machine you use. If you later choose to add a Tormek to your shop, you will already have the jigs you need for your turning tools.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.