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Posted on How do you identify good steel from bad in tools like drill bits

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#1 posted 12-15-2012 04:23 AM

lol, well my bits when put against steel just kind of make a little polished dot at the moment where I point them, no shavings, no dust, nothing. I used to watch my dad alot as I grew up, He sharpened lots of stuff and I watched him. He was quite crafty, made violins. LOL, couldn’t play one. I swear he was tone deaf. Sounded like a cat caught in machinery, but he made good violins cause when others played them they sounded beautiful. So I saw and learned about sharpening some things. But for the life of me, I never seen him sharpen a drill bit, and from what I know he didn’t have equipment for it. He never had a bench grinder for example which is one way to do it. But here I have all these old well used twist bits.

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