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Drill bit sharpeners?
Since we've covered knife and chainsaw sharpeners, any collective wisdom on sharpening drill bits? I had a dingus that claimed to sharpen bits, but I couldn't get it to do much good...
-Zorba, "The Veiled Male"
"If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
for plain jane drill bits ive used the "Drill doctor". for what it is and does it works.
- Don Burt
I saw that - and am contemplating whether I should get the 750 or the 350. I have "a few" split point bits, but not many.
Ah......One savors the hypocrisy!
Karma.........It’s a bitch.
i forgot which one we got.
but it will do the carbide and the drills with 2 different angles and the plain bits.
we got ours years 10+ ? years ago. im sure there are new versions out there but so far, its worked for 90% of the bits we have in our house. After we got it for xmas and after it warmed up, over a month or so, we gathered up all fo the loose and bit sets we had and sharped them all.
I remember when i was younger, i got a drill bit set from my dad. It was his way of telling me to ruin my own.
as far as hand sharpening on a bench grinder. I did try that with some of my dad bits too. but it takes time, many many many attempts and constancy. My machine shop instructor in HS could cut a thread cutting tool by eye on a grinding wheel and it was from 1/4 inch stock. He asked for my square stock to use as a "demo" for all. I used that tool for the rest of my class.
- Don Burt