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Drill Bit Sharpening

#260484 by TooTall » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:20 pm

Today I mounted one of those drill bit sharpening rigs onto the table of the Shopsmith by drilling 2 1/4" holes.

I put them in the center and in line with the chuck -- could have offset them too I suppose.

I put one of those 8" thin stones in the chuck, but it seems to me it is too coarse a grit for bits.

That big sanding disk that came with has some nice emery glued to it.
Would be a nice finishing touch to the first cutback.

Sorry, I'll go take a photo now for your entertainment. :)

Wait!
If One picture is worth a thousand words
Why did I write this letter :D

TT

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Re: Drill Bit Sharpening

#260501 by TooTall » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:35 am

I give up! What a hassle trying to get the photo small enough to attach.
Other forums are a breeze.

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Re: Drill Bit Sharpening

#260505 by TooTall » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:50 am

Sharpener Mt'd_3.jpg
Any suggestions as to the best stone for bit sharpening?
Sharpener Mt'd_3.jpg (139.47 KiB) Viewed 1458 times

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Re: Drill Bit Sharpening

#260506 by wa2crk » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:03 pm

Hi and welcome
I do my drill bit sharpening on a Drill Doctor. I have the original model and it puts a superior edge on conventional twist drill bits. All of the other do-dads left an inferior edge and/or angle.
Bill V

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Re: Drill Bit Sharpening

#260515 by JPG » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:01 pm

TooTall wrote:Sharpener Mt'd_3.jpg


Just about any fine grit 12" sanding disk will do.

NICE looking 10E!!!

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Re: Drill Bit Sharpening

#260525 by TooTall » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:26 pm

Thanks!
My browser keeps crashing when I try to reply.

My Smith came with emery cloth glued to the big sanding disk.
I'll have to try that.

It's an insult to call this a do-dad as though it's not much more than a gimmick. I almost sprung for a Drill Doctor but for under $30 I thought I'd give this a shot after watching a few videos.

There's a bit of an art to using this jig with success I'm thinking -- as opposed to plug-and-play for dummies. :)

Cheers,
T

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Re: Drill Bit Sharpening

#261044 by ryanbp01 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:08 pm

How do you sharpen brad point bits?

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Re: Drill Bit Sharpening

#261047 by TooTall » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:29 pm

Don't know what a Brad Point is.

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Re: Drill Bit Sharpening

#261048 by thunderbirdbat » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:53 pm

I have not needed to sharpen mine yet but I would guess a file or sharpening stone possibly even a dremel tool would work. It would have to be small enough to fit between the spur and center point. It may even be possible to make a sand paper paddle to fit the bit. If using sand paper, I would use 350 grit or higher the same as if you were sharpening a chisel or plane iron.

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Re: Drill Bit Sharpening

#261050 by rpd » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:10 am

ryanbp01 wrote:How do you sharpen brad point bits?


I think an auger bit file would be the way to go.

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=70693&cat=1,320,43072,43089,70693

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