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Forum topic by rantingrich posted 10-13-2014 07:42 PM 1077 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-13-2014 07:42 PM

Can anyone recommend a Drill bit sharpener! Has anyone been happy with that thing they sell at lowes called the Drill Bit Doctor?

-- Rich

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#1 posted 10-13-2014 08:19 PM

This is all I use.. works great and has multiple uses :)


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#2 posted 10-13-2014 08:25 PM

I’ve seen the Drill Doctor in use and it seems like a nifty set up.

The key is getting the angles uniform, and that’s exactly what they Drill Doctor does well.

I’ve wanted one for a long time, but their quite pricey.

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#3 posted 10-13-2014 08:30 PM

I have a drill doctor 360 it sharpens bits to 1/2 or 13mm.
It works well but requires precice setting up as it tends to change the angle of the chisel points.
I took up the question of the chisel point changing with Drill doctor and they explained the setup to me again.

I found if the chisel point does change the only way to get it back was to grind the tip off flat, and start again.

Otherwise ita a reasonable low end entry point for drill sharpening.

Originally it was up around $360 AUS but has since seen a dramatic drop in price, like 50%

I wouldnt rave about it but it does the job, keeping in mind how many drill sets you could buy for the price of it.

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 10-13-2014 08:51 PM

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#5 posted 10-14-2014 12:23 AM

I like my Drill Dr for my twist bits (quick and easy).

But it won’t sharpen brad point, spade, or Forstner bits.

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#6 posted 10-14-2014 12:40 AM

I use a Black Diamond at work as a toolmaker but have found the Drill Doc works just as good at home. It is a little more fussy setting up, but it does give great results on jobber drill bits.

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