As I have developed my woodturning skills, in addition to falling prey to EVERY new and improved tool, I have moved from slow speed AO wheels, to slow and then fast speed CBN wheels; then to flat ground sharpening with a belt sander; and now have evolved to the Tormek system. My thoughts and discussion starter are these: I definitely see that my tools stay sharper much longer when I sharpen to a higher grit. I think that I get better tool control and finish with flat ground tools than those sharpened on 8 inch wheels. I have not used the T7 long enough to draw a conclusion yet. Any thoughts or comments and experience from others would be greatly appreciated, and I apologize in advance if this has been discussed before. I have not been able to find a thread that deals with these topics specifically though.