If you know how to hand sharpen a drill you can do it if you buy the
right wheel. Carborundum (fine grit green in color). Any local tool
supply company would have them. The tips are low grade carbide. I am
retired machine shop owner. Used to grind them by the dozens for my
electrician friends. As Roger suggested it may be less trouble and
cheaper to just buy a new one.
<< The bit I am trying to sharpen is 1 inch. Not a throw away bit. Any
Like a previous post said, a green wheel on your grinder. Easy done. The
grinding wheels cost just slighlty more than conventional but tend to wear down
rather faster, so don't use it as a general purpose sharpening tool. HTH
I sharpen carbide bits now and again with a bench grinder. Light pressure
into the wheel, and try to duplicate the factory slopes and angles.
Carbide bits don't have a curved trailing edge, so you don't use the same
wrist twist when making the cutting edge.
This is Turtle.
Stormy the fellow is sharpening a Masonry drill bit and not just a carbit
bit. Regular Grinder wheel don't cut it. You have to have a special type
wheel to cut the mansonry bit edges. The grinding wheel material has to be
harder than the bit your sharpening.
Turtle you are right that you need a different wheel. Green wheels are the
order of the day for masonry bits.
According to my dad, a retired tool and die maker, "the harder the steel,
the softer the wheel."
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