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    Drill Doctor.JPG In a post I just read about making a nut to drill shackle bolts was brought up about having a sharp bit. If you get to my age the eye balls aren't as good as they used to be for sharpening the bits.......especially the small ones. At work we had a Drill Doctor, I tried it an didn't really care for it. One day I was over to my brothers and we needed to sharpen some small bits, he got out his Drill Doctor an showed me how to sharpen. After using his I had to have one. If you follow the directions you will get a sharpened bit that does the job. You can buy one for just the small bits or one that will do the larger bits also, plus masonry bits. After owning one I believe that is the way to go. I bought mine new off Ebay for a decent price. This picture came off Drilldoctor.com.

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    I have one also. Haven’t used it as much as I could, but when I have it worked fine.
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    • #3
      When I was in the Army I had weekends off, so for a few months I worked weekends making gooseneck trailers. The boss showed me how to sharpen drill bits, and he was good. Glad he showed me, because a few years later I bought a Drill Doctor, but returned it. I liked sharpening them by hand better. Small bits can be tough, and I thought about mounting a magnifying glass over the grind stone.

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      • Afordman31
        Afordman31 commented
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        Tom, I was a machinist in the Navy and went to California to Machine Repairman school. We learned how to sharpen drills on a pedestal grinder. I have always sharpened them this way and still do the larger ones. It's the small size I have trouble with. If you ever do mount a magnifying glass over your grinder, please post a picture. I enjoy your posts here. Thanks

    • #4
      they are like a pocket on a shirt for little bits.

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      • #5
        Originally posted by CM2 View Post
        they are like a pocket on a shirt for little bits.
        That's a pet peeve of mine. No shirt or T-shirt should be made without a pocket, and 2 pockets would be better.

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        • #6
          I have one also and works good. My problem is I need to watch the video each time I need it as its a while between use.

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          • BILL WILLIAMSON
            BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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            Bet it WON'T sharpen a .021" jet drill---LOL--How in HELL does modern machinery make that SMALL a bit???? I even lost mine in the carpet & the Dog found it for me!!!---GOOD DOG!
            KDad & KDog

        • #7
          Originally posted by Tom Wesenberg View Post

          That's a pet peeve of mine. No shirt or T-shirt should be made without a pocket, and 2 pockets would be better.
          That is one of mine also. I do not wear glasses, so I need a pocket for my sun glasses. I do not get why no pocket.

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          • #8
            I'am one for no pockets in T-shirts
            When it's so hot, reason for t-shirt, any thing in the pocket makes me hotter! or if it under a regular shirt it's just not needed :-)

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            • #9
              I bought one used it and returned it. It did not do the job. Recently i got a split point bit and it bored a perfect hole in 3/16 rod for a cotter pin.

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              • #10
                One of my Techs has one but hates it.. I never tried it personally
                3 ~ Tudor's
                Henry Ford said
                "It's all nuts and bolts"


                Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                • #11

                  they work good if you keep up with it. And like said earlier, the larger the bit the better it works.

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                  • #12
                    I like pants pockets too,almost as handy as shirt pockets for keeping stuff in.

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                    • #13
                      Originally posted by Afordman31 View Post
                      Tom, I was a machinist in the Navy and went to California to Machine Repairman school. We learned how to sharpen drills on a pedestal grinder. I have always sharpened them this way and still do the larger ones. It's the small size I have trouble with. If you ever do mount a magnifying glass over your grinder, please post a picture. I enjoy your posts here. Thanks
                      I would go to the second hand store and buy a cheap desk lamp with a flex pipe, then remove the light socket and screw on the magnifying glass.

                      BTW, for small bits I use my Dremel with a grinding stone and work under my magnifying clamp on light.

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                      • #14
                        NOW, you got me in trouble, The Dogwants POCKETS for his Birthday

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                        • #15
                          Years ago I sublet space for my shop. The guy I rented from had one. I tried it and didn't like it, preferring to hand sharpen using the fine wheel on my bench grinder.

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                          • #16
                            Years ago I bought a Craftsman bit sharpener, and it mounts in front of a grinding wheel. It holds the bit at an adjustable angle and depth, then you swing the bit through an arc to grind the proper angle. I like it, as it grinds both flutes to the same depth. It's especially good for larger bits, like when my 1/2" bit grabbed and broke a large chip out of it.

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                            • #17
                              Originally posted by slammin View Post
                              Years ago I sublet space for my shop. The guy I rented from had one. I tried it and didn't like it, preferring to hand sharpen using the fine wheel on my bench grinder.
                              That is what I do, have a drill doc, not sure where it is at the moment.

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