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    Anyone have a Drill Doctor?

    I was at Lowes last night and picked one up after hearing someone talk about it. I got it home and tried it out. That thing is amazing! And to think of all of the drill bits I have thrown out over the years because of them being dull and too lazy to try and sharpen them myself.

    If you don't have one, you might want to check them out.

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  • #2
    I have one and it works perfect.
    I generally go through my whole drill index and sharpen half a dozen to a dozen of the ones I use most that may or not be dull but I just touch them up to make sure I always have sharp ones on hand.
    I got it used real cheap from a person that apparently couldn't figure out how to use it or he would have kept it.
    W.Y.
    http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

    The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

    Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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    • #3
      i dont own a drill doctor, in industrial machiene shop class we had to sharpen all the bits on a bench grinder by hand, to get out of apprentistship, so i didnt feel the need for one until i got old and eye site got deminished..\ wish i would have got one but almost nobody had good responce on the tool.

      a good method to maintain the difference between, bits that are sharp and used bits is to use a underware marker on the sharpended edge of the bit, dull the shine out... before putting it into the index, that way next time your going to use the drill bit you can get a visual on whether its as sharp as new before you chuck it up... or if your using a bit that might or might not preform to the best of its ability.
      Dremel 1680 & Delta ss250 shopmaster

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      • #4
        I have a drill doctor and it works great for me.

        Bob
        Delta P-20 & Q-3

        I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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        • #5
          Bill,
          Why being so negative again.
          [html]I got it used real cheap from a person that apparently couldn't figure out how to use it or he would have kept it.
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          I sold it to you. I used it but did not like to run it with a hand drill. I now have one with an motor and it works thousand times better.
          The one I sold to you was a gift from the Handy Man club. The money I got was 100% profit.
          Mike
          SD Mike

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          • #6
            Sorry about that Mike . I didn't mention any name and you made yourself conspicuous by your reply.
            I really thought that was the reason that you wanted to get rid of it.
            It works real good and I use it often.
            W.Y.
            http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

            The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

            Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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            • #7
              What model Drill Doctor are you folks using. Our wood club has one and it doesn't work worth a darn.

              EarlinJax

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              • #8
                earlinjax, mine is the 250 Handyman Drill Dr, and works just fine. No dull drill bits in my shop.
                Mick, - Delta P-20

                A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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                • #9
                  Do they work on brad point bits?
                  ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

                  D. Platt

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                  • #10
                    Bearfretworks, No.
                    Mick, - Delta P-20

                    A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mick Walker
                      Bearfretworks, No.

                      Thanks Mick!!
                      ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

                      D. Platt

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                      • #12
                        I have seen over a hundred comments on the Drill Doctor on various message boards and can count on one hand the folks who were dissatisfied with them!! I have an older one(Model #250) that works just fine; but wish I had purchased a 500 or a 750 so I could do split point bits.

                        I consider it to be one of the best tool investments that I have ever made!!!

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                        • #13
                          I have an older model with the 2 drill holders so that I can do up to 3/4 and it does the split point if you choose to.
                          It has worked fine for me.
                          Rolf
                          RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                          Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                          Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                          And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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