Tormek Launches T-2 Professional Kitchen Knife Sharpener

professional kitchen knife sharpener

Developed for the culinary industry, the T-2 sharpening system delivers sharp edges quickly and effortlessly.


TROY, Mich. August 30, 2017 - Tormek  of Sweden, the company setting the standard in innovative sharpening systems since 1973, announces the launch of the T-2 Professional Kitchen Knife Sharpener, developed to meet the culinary industry’s demands.  


The high accuracy of the T-2 means no unnecessary steel is removed which gives the knives a long lifetime. The slow running fine grit diamond wheel is gentle on the steel, so there is no risk that it gets heated and damaged. The user is in full control at all times during the sharpening. A diamond wheel and a patented guidance system offer chefs a solution to achieve sharp edges whenever needed.


“In developing the T-2, Tormek consulted with professional chefs to indentify the important functions and features they wanted and needed in their kitchen’s sharpening system,” said Todd Gluski, Marketing Brand Manager of Tormek’s U.S. exclusive distributor, Affinity Tool Works, based in Troy, Mich. “The result is a highly efficient tool every professional kitchen should have to ensure and achieve a properly sharpened knife, quickly and easily, with almost no set up time.”


Tormek collaborated with the Swedish Culinary Team, led by Chef Fredrik Andersson, with the T-2 in preparation for the Culinary World Cup 2018.  "Having sharp knives is incredibly important for us to be able to perform,” said Andersson. “The Tormek T-2 is an important part of our equipment, as we can sharpen an edge and ultimately create the conditions to succeed in our goals".


The sharpening system accommodates 14–60 mm (9/16"–2 3/8") wide knives with a maximum thickness of 3.5 mm (1/8").  A resilient clamp steers the knife on both sides, which makes it easy to maintain a constant angle against the grinding wheel.  The sharpening job is completed in a few minutes including honing and polishing on the honing wheel.


The Tormek T-2 retails for $599. Visit to find participating dealers and retailers. If you are a dealer interested in carrying this product please contact us at 866-588-0395 or emailing  


About Tormek

Since 1973, problem solving through innovation has been the driving force for Tormek. Tormek is recognized for its unique sharpening system, holding over 13 patents and offering the widest product range on the market including sharpening jigs and accessories specifically designed to achieve the optimal sharpness on all kinds of edge tools. Based in Sweden, Tormek exports to over 30 countries worldwide. The Tormek sharpening system is used widely by cabinet makers, carpenters, woodcarvers and woodturners, as well as in restaurants, industrial kitchens, professional sharpening businesses and households.


About Affinity Tool Works, LLC:

Affinity Tool Works, LLC is a provider of professional tools serving a variety of markets including building and remodeling, do-it-yourself, industrial and woodworking. Designed to increase productivity, simplify complex tasks and help produce consistent results, the products distributed under the Affinity umbrella include FISCH, Tormek and Sjobergs. For more information, visit


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