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    Drill Doctor 350X

    I got one of these machines when I was in Canada, well actually, I was going to buy it, and then my dear old dad decided to buy it for me, thanks Dad!

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    I've been meaning to buy one of these for a LONG time, and now I have one, and I have a pile of drill bits to sharpen.....

    I had to sharpen all of my dad's bits while I was in Canada as well, which was fine with me, I got to practice on his bits

    Here is a fairly large bit, maybe around 10 mm or so, it had a bad chip in it....

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    I did some sharpening by had on the regular grinder, just to save time, but the final sharpening on the Drill Doctor, boy does this thing work...........

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    ....... lousy pic, I know, hard to take pics of such a thing.

    I have a LOT of drill bits to sharpen, except for the really small sizes, I don't think I'll be buying any drill bits for a long long time

    Cheers!
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    Nice review Stu! The DD is worth every penny. I've got a ton of machinist drill bits my dad got at auction years ago. Been going through and sharpening those as time permits. I don't think I've bought a bit in the last couple of years since I got my DD.
    Darren

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    I've had a Drill Doctor now for several years, and I sure like mine. I've acquired lots of old bits via hand-me-downs or inheritance, and have gotten into the habit of sharpening the old bits as I use them.
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    Yet another tool on my 'to buy' list. Oh wait, it was there already.
    -Ned

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    Stu,

    Does it work for brad point bits too?
    We create with our hands in wood what our mind sees in thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Wright View Post
    Stu,

    Does it work for brad point bits too?
    No, it does not.
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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