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Forum topic by Dan Hux posted 04-07-2009 04:46 AM 947 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dan Hux

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04-07-2009 04:46 AM

Hiya Ladies and Gents,
I have one of those popular pocket hole jointery kits.. I hit a screw with the step drill bit and knocked off the edge, now it won’t cut wood at all.. Is there any way a rookie can put an edge on this thing? I tried with a file.
Thanks In Advance.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#1 posted 04-07-2009 04:57 AM

I’ve seen this asked lots, but not a solution. The bits by themselves are like $16 and $20 for a single hole set with bit. I’ve seen knockoffs for around $8 on the web.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#2 posted 04-07-2009 05:15 AM

There;s a posting around here someplace with replies from a Kreg rep. As I recall, he said they charged $4 to sharpen their bits. His nickname is KregRep.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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Dan Hux

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#3 posted 04-07-2009 05:45 AM

I saw the ad for kreg sharpening them, I’ve bought a new one, so I could finish my project. So now I’ve got 2 bits. I was hopeing I could do it myself and save the money and make sure I could sharpen it if I hit another screw. It get very expensive and time consuming buying new bits and sending off dull one for sharpening. I know, quit hitting screws with it, but

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#4 posted 04-08-2009 03:19 AM

If you have a Rockler and/or Woodcraft near you ask them, most have a sharpening service, see if they can do it and what it would cost. Beats shipping them all over. I take my stuff to Rockler, the guy they have do it has the factory specs for most saw blades so he can sharpen them as good as new. I think they come back even better then new. They have a Thursday to Thursday service so you always get it back in one week. I get my router bits sharpened through them too. Like the brand new 3/4” 2” cut one one that I dinged on a little 1/2” brad that now only does a 1-5/8” cut. But better then throwing it out.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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