About Chronos

Chronos sell engineering tools & model engineering supplies around the world via a speedy mail order service. 20,000+ engineering and woodworking products. We feature Myford Lathe compatible accessories, Clarke lathes, Unimat lathe accessories, milling machines and rotary tables and machine tool accessories. You can use our online chat facility for any help with our products, or call 01582 471900 or email. DELIVERY IS FREE to most UK mainland addresses on orders over £100 (takes a few days). NEXT DAY DELIVERY is also available on some lines.

Keep your tools sharp

Tormek has the best sharpening solutions for different types of edge tools. Perfect for professional craftsman, cook or DIY enthusiast, a Tormek sharpening system helps you to keep your tools sharp. See the difference in your results when using an edge sharpened and honed on a Tormek. The three different machine models are carefully designed and adapted to their respective end-use. Common to all the Tormek machines is that they are equipped with a powerful industrial motor and built based on high quality and functionality. The Tormek way of sharpening is both gentle and highly effective in keeping the edge to an optimal shape.


10 reasons to own a Tormek

With the wide range of unique and patented Tormek jigs and machines, you can sharpen practically any type of edge tool. Tormek is dedicated to developing sharpening systems through innovative solutions.

The key word when sharpening with Tormek is repeatability. You can shape the tool exactly to your needs. Even complicated shapes such as fingernail turning gouges, spoon carving gouges and oval skew chisels with a radiused edge are easily sharpened. This means that when it’s time to sharpen your tool next time you can easily repeat the previous shape.

You finish the sharpening process by honing and polishing the edge on the honing wheel. On the Tormek T-4 and T-8, you use the leather honing wheel along with the honing compound which will gently remove the burr. The Tormek T-2 Knife Sharpener has a specially developed composite wheel with integrated polish for final polishing of the edge, which gives the knife a very sharp edge.

Once the shape is created, you only remove a fraction of the steel when re-sharpening, which makes it a quick job. Furthermore, the Tormek T-2 Knife Sharpener is designed to meet to professional’s demand for an even faster sharpening.

At the low speed, you have full control of the sharpening and remove no more steel than necessary. An extra benefit is that your tools will last much longer.

Thanks to the low speed on all our machines, there is no risk that the edge becomes overheated and loses its hardness. On the Tormek T-4 and T-8, the edge is continuously cooled with water during the sharpening. On the Tormek T-2, the fine-grained diamond wheel and slow rotation prevent the edge from becoming overheated.

The industrial Tormek motor maintains an ideal RPM, regardless of load. The reliable self-adjusting gear design ensures you always get the right torque, without excessive force and wear to the system.

The unique composition of the Tormek grinding wheels has been thoroughly tested to offer the best combination of efficient steel removal, smooth surface finish and long stone life. The Original grinding stone, which comes with Tormek T-8 and T-4, has a composition that gives you two different cutting actions in the same stone, when using the Stone Grader SP-650. The fine-grained diamond wheel on the Tormek T-2 provides a sharp edge and an effective steel removal. We also offer alternative grinding wheels for different applications.

No sparks are produced that can be a fire hazard in workshops with a lot of wood dust. You will also find that the Tormek runs surprisingly quietly. On the water cooled sharpening machines (T-4 and T-8), worn steel particles are deposited into the water trough. On the knife sharpener (T-2), there is a magnet that collects all the steel particles during the sharpening.

The Tormek system is the original in water cooled sharpening. Our machines have been used in workshops around the world for more than 40 years, and in the process earned a reputation for their versatility and dependability. Buying a Tormek is an investment in quality and performance, with a 7-year warranty.


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As well as our fast mail order service, we welcome visitors to our showroom in Dunstable. We have ample parking and technical staff are always on hand to assist you with queries. In-store prices are cheaper than our catalogue prices. Our newsletter subscribers can check each Monday to see what the engineering tool special offer of the week is! Come see our 10,000 square foot engineering supplies showroom with plenty of free parking (near the A5 and M1 junction 11).

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