I have used a B&D drill sharpener from like 30 years ago.
Did a good job - thru trial and error - on sharpening drills.
You could mess them up royally if you were not careful.
Is the Drill Doctor any good / better ?
I notice the 500 model is capable of doing both 118 and 135º angles.
I read that the diamond wheel is only good for 500 shaprenings - who's counting
We hear about how durable diamond is.
I would have imagined the Drill Doctor wheel would last far longer than the
carborundum wheel in my ancient B&D unit from 30 years ago.
500 ( approx.) grinds does not seem like much for a DIAMOND wheel on HSS drill
Is there a slight learning curve to using this unit to get the correct angles ?
I would think YES.
Don't know anything about the drill dr. unit, but if there is a way to get
water on that diamond wheel, it should last longer...
Or you could just order your drills in bulk from McMaster, Grainger, etc.
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It has been touted by quite a few as being very good. Easy to use. Check
the web page for a video.
Only problems I have is justifying the cost. For the price of the machine,
I can buy a lifetime supply of bits. OTOH, if I had a machine shop or did a
lot of drilling operations, I'd have one.
I have one I got as a gift. The bits are sharper now than when they were
new, and seem to hold the edge longer, too. I wait until I get 4 or 5 bits
dull before setting up to sharpen. Very easy to set up, though. Very handy
if you break the tip off a bit. Wish it could sharpen brad points, though.
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