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Old 10-20-2019, 11:01 PM
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Is there a bit sharpener that actually works well? I don't think it is possible but i go thru a lot of expensive bits.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:14 AM
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I had 2 different Drill Doctors and couldn't get either one to sharpen a bit that would cut hot butter. I sharpen all mine by hand.
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:43 AM
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:03 PM
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I had 2 different Drill Doctors and couldn't get either one to sharpen a bit that would cut hot butter. I sharpen all mine by hand.
I do the same, my dad taught me to do it that way. I have never had good results with a drill bit sharpener.
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:20 PM
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I had 2 different Drill Doctors and couldn't get either one to sharpen a bit that would cut hot butter. I sharpen all mine by hand.
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I do the same, my dad taught me to do it that way. I have never had good results with a drill bit sharpener.
Me three. My father was a millwright, so I've done them his way since I was a kid.

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Old 10-21-2019, 07:01 PM
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Same here - by hand. One of the first lessons at trade school (millwright) was how to sharpen bits by hand. Once you get the hang of it, it's not that hard.
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One more vote. I couldn't make a Drill Doctor work, mostly because I couldn't see what I was doing. I just sharpen them by hand on the grinder.
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Me too, sharpen by hand. Small bits are harder.
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Old 10-22-2019, 06:08 AM
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Me too, sharpen by hand. Small bits are harder.
No kidding. I used to be able to sharpen bits by hand, but now I can't see well enough to do the small ones anymore. I need to either set up a magnifying glass at the grinder, or get new glasses, or maybe both. Now it's really hit & miss on the small ones, and my eyes hurt from the eye strain by the time I finish, and then maybe the bit still won't cut at all.

(Glad you all mentioned that the drill bit sharpeners don't work well, because I was thinking of getting one, because of my poor eyesight.)
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