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Tormek T-1 and T-2 / Insufficient results T1
January 21, 2023, 03:26:10 PM
I recently bought a T1 expected to sharpen my knives myself instead of by a professional. Tormek advertise the product for homeowners, so you should expect to use the product with very little experience.

But no matter how precisely I follow online video or written guides I don't seem to get a satisfactory result.
Even though I grind several (+20) time on each side, and for several minutes I am not able to form this burr that is important according to videos. Should I always be abble to detect a burr ? Or will the steel quality impact on the burr-size ?

I use an angle of 15 degrees. And after the following honing the knives are not as sharp as expected. And nowhere near to pass the paper test.
I have used a marker and a magnifying glass to check the angle is ok. It seems so.

I am a not sure if I am using the right angle when honing. How critical is the honing angle? As there is no guide supplied.
And for how long should I hone How critical  I cannot "hear the burr" as stated in some videos.

Does anyone have some tips for a frustrated amateur  :)