Some tools require the stone running towards the edge others need the stone running away. Tormek machines are solid and relatively heavy, which is an advantage when sharpening. The new base offers an easy way to rotate your machine 180° to select the ideal sharpening direction. It also makes it simple to switch from sharpening to honing on the leather wheel. The RB-180 is as thin as possible in order not to affect the working height. The rubber feet ensure it remains steady during sharpening. The Tormek policy ensures that all new developments will fit earlier machines. The RB-180 will fit the Tormek T-7, T-3, the 2000 and 1200 series plus the SA-250 and N-1500.