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    Re: Why are drill doctors so underwhelming????

    I admit (ducking down to miss all the rocks that are comin' my way) that I haven't read much of the posts on this thread. But I do have an opinion (I always do )

    I had my Drill Doctor experience, promptly threw the thing in the trash, and lived with buying fresh bits every so often.

    THEN I GOT MY ACT TOGETHER, AND LEARNED HOW TO SHARPEN BITS WITH A GRINDER. I regret every duplicate drill bit I ever bought. Matter of fact, I hang my head in shame when I think about them. The learning curve is about maybe half an hour, or a bit more. Get a drill gauge, and have at it. You won't regret it.

    I'd give my eye teeth if I could sharpen end mills as easily as a drill bit. Drill bits are easy. Only thing I can do with an end mill is dress the cutting edge at the face. not anywhere around the periphery.

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    Re: Why are drill doctors so underwhelming????

    My favorite Youtuber did a test of several brands of drill sharpeners -


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    Re: Why are drill doctors so underwhelming????

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who has been underwhelmed. I have had two did not like either (so why did I get two). The first was the smaller version the second will do 3/4". I use the belt sander now but I'm not perfect with it either.
    Is there a tool that sharpens bits fast reliable and works for guys like me that have issues?????????

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    Re: Why are drill doctors so underwhelming????

    I have a 750x I believe. I find it works decent, especially on smaller bits. Under powered but thatís to be expected. I switched to the coarse wheel and havenít found a need for anything finer. I did have problems with split point bits for a while, until I realized I need to compensate for the way the alignment tongs index the flutes improperly when the point has been split.


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    Re: Why are drill doctors so underwhelming????

    I have an old 750 model for quite a while, can't recall how long ago. I saved a pile of money sharpening bits from about 1/4" up to 3/4". The smaller bits are not worth the trouble, buy them by the pack.
    I do know guys that didn't like them at first but do after they get the hang of it. Takes some practice and experience. It's not the high dollar industrial unit I would like to have but does a good job for what it cost. Ever dull a bit at 10pm when trying to get a job done?
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    Re: Why are drill doctors so underwhelming????

    I do all my drill sharping with just 6" bench grinder.
    It is fast no set-up.
    My father-in-law gave me Drill Doctor and so slow to use. Did ok job I finally gave it way.

    If you close to I could teach you . They make a hand gauge that can help you learn .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalMan23 View Post
    ?? What's going on? Why are these machines that are supposed to a sharpen drill bits so hard to use, don't do a good job, sharpen inaccurately, sometimes it's more dull than before I tried to sharpen it, these people are ridiculous for selling a product that doesn't even work.

    I can sharpen bits better by hand most of the time.

    Somebody should fire them
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    Re: Why are drill doctors so underwhelming????

    To me these drill doctor's are a lot like the devices made to sharpen chain saws. If you fuss with it long enough, it will likely do a good job. But in the long run, you're better off to learn how to do it by hand.

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    Re: Why are drill doctors so underwhelming????

    best video on hand sharpening I've found is This Old Tony's

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    Re: Why are drill doctors so underwhelming????

    Quote Originally Posted by Dee_veloper View Post
    To me these drill doctor's are a lot like the devices made to sharpen chain saws. If you fuss with it long enough, it will likely do a good job. But in the long run, you're better off to learn how to do it by hand.
    You can buy a VERY GOOD sharpener for saw chain for well under $200, I have a FOLEY belsaw unit that was $139 bucks IIRC.
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    Re: Why are drill doctors so underwhelming????

    The drill doctor is a cam made in plastic.
    I would not use drill doctor for screw machines. There ok for hand drills.

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by Dee_veloper View Post
    To me these drill doctor's are a lot like the devices made to sharpen chain saws. If you fuss with it long enough, it will likely do a good job. But in the long run, you're better off to learn how to do it by hand.

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    Re: Why are drill doctors so underwhelming????

    I showed my s son how to sharp drill bits on a bench grinder. It took 5 minutes. Now he does not need any drill doctor just a bench grinder.

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by Dee_veloper View Post
    To me these drill doctor's are a lot like the devices made to sharpen chain saws. If you fuss with it long enough, it will likely do a good job. But in the long run, you're better off to learn how to do it by hand.

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