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Drill Bit Sharpening

Discussion in 'Tools & Garage' started by old-git, 6 July 2013.

  1. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    OK, I now have a nice new drill but lots of blunt bits.

    Anyone had experience of dril bit sharpeners or can recommend one?
     
  2. McCrash

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    My uncle is a dab hand at sharpening bits on a bench grinder. Tried it myself and ended up with a load of bits 2" long that wouldn't drill a hole in balsa wood lol.
     
  3. old-git

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    They would if you used a hammer :)

    That is exactly why I need a sharpening machine.
     
  4. HugoBoss

    HugoBoss The Torque Meister

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    Yet another machine.... what I would give to inherit your tool collection...sigh.
     
  5. old-git

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    When I was young (yes, I was young once) I had little money and lived with my parents. I now have the space and a little more money. Having the right machines allows me to make things that I would otherwise have to pay to have made, so the machines soon pay for themselves.

    Most machines can be picked up in a good second hand condition for not a lot of cash. The problem most people have is not having the space to put them.
     
  6. T9 man

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  7. old-git

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    That is the sharpener I have been looking at :)

    If only I had a circular sander. Hmmmmmmmm :)
     
  8. T9 man

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    Have another look on eBay OG, now once upon a time I remember seeing a gadget that was on Machine Mart that clamped to a drill so that you could use the drill as a fixed sander while it was being held in a vice.
     
  9. old-git

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    If I decide to get one it will be standalone and bigger than the drill type.
     
  10. T9 man

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    Yes I can see how that would be better, you will have loads to choose from after I Google searched some likely candidates.
     
  11. old-git

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    Why, thank you, oh googlemeister.
     
  12. stamford

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    You can't beat sharpening them by hand on an off-hand grinder :p
     
  13. old-git

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    OK, what's an off-hand grinder?
     
  14. stamford

    stamford Pro Tuner

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    It is the term used for a bench or pedestal grinder and you grind by hand. Two hex nuts together are a good gauge to check the correct angle.
     
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