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Drill Sharpener Recommendations

Discussion in 'General' started by NeddyBear, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. NeddyBear

    NeddyBear Veteran Mountain Biker

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    Now that the 6 cooler months is approaching in the mornings and evening I've been going through the shed, throwing out anything I haven't looked at in 5 years.
    What I do use regularly is my 200 odd drills and most are blunt from 25 years of service.

    Wondering can anyone recommend a quality drill sharpening machine and yes I've watched a bucket load of YouTube clips on sharpening drills and have decided using a machine would be my preferred method, maybe up to several hundred dollars.
    Have drills from 2mm to 24mm but a machine to sharpen say 2mm to 14mm would be good.

    [Want do you guys use]and can highly recommend?
     
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    Wozza Well-Known Member

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    I just use my bench grinder.....If you put a polishing wheel on one end you have a cool multi function tool....
     
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    I use a bench grinder too for all drills down to about 4mm. I throw the smaller ones away and buy new ones when they’re blunt generally.

    Very handy to know how to use a bench grinder with small parts. You quickly learn with drill bits - because if you get it wrong they don’t cut lol
     
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    You can buy a bench grinder with the groove in the rest which gives you the right angle. Just keep the angle the same on each side and it should drill ok. Took me a while to get the knack of it but once you have an idea it becomes quite easy.
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    I got one for Christmas a few years ago. Had a crack at it and don't recommend it for anything smaller than about 5mm, it just minces them. Bench grinder would be better once you get your eye in.
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    Bench grinder here too but like the others, the smaller ones are just easier to replace.
     
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    Agreed you fined stuff to polish
     

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