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Old 03-27-2018, 10:40 AM
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"What can Brown do for you today ?".....

Use the phone, stuff some numbers from your Credit Card into it.

Go back to productive, profit making work.

Nice man/woman shows up in a big brown truck, hands you
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Yabbut then ya don't get to eat at Carl's Junior or Burger King.

Or........Furr's when ya go to OKC.

And she doesn't get to go to Homey Depot to load the pickup up with annuals for the yard Which sometimes make it thru the Summer if it's not too hot. She's learned her lesson, and is switching to perennials. Although, she still finds lottsa stuff to buy for the yard anyways
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:47 AM
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You have a Drill Doctor to resharpen as needed?
Yeah I got one. It sits in the storage shed. Can't bear to have it anyplace where I can see it. I cannot get it to work right, don't care if I stand on my head. Bastard just doesn't work. And I can't hand sharpen bits for crap.

So.............I use flood coolant, and get approx. 20-30 holes per bit. Then replace the bit. Yeah.......not Studly Dudley, but works for me I just don't drill any holes less'n I gotta...........it's what they make welders for

Bits are cheap.......blood pressure meds aren't
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:40 AM
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Yeah I got one. It sits in the storage shed. Can't bear to have it anyplace where I can see it. I cannot get it to work right, don't care if I stand on my head. Bastard just doesn't work. And I can't hand sharpen bits for crap.
I have one, use it for the larger (1/4"+) bits. Works OK once you get the hang of it. I suppose it is all in the wrist . Gets used about once a year to do bits en masse.
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:21 PM
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I have never had any luck with my drill doctor. If it gets the point centered it doesn't put any relief angle on and the tip just drags. I always end up hand grinding after using it to get the point centered. Mine is a 350 so it won't do bits over half inch, and on a good day I can sharpen from 3/16 and up on the bench grinder. I occasionally get it out with the idea I will finally figure it out, and then I put it away just short of throwing it across the shop.
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:54 PM
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I never was able to get the drill Dr. to work right either. even watched the damned DVD that came with it. I can do better by hand and I aint too good at sharpening but still better than the machine. <1/4 is a consumable and just gets tossed.
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:33 PM
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I just bought another drill doctor at the last auction for $10. The first 500 I bought several years back finally wore out the diamond wheel. Replace the wheel and it is still doing fine. I have two 750 ones and I have not found the magic feel to get it to work right yet. The 500 is easy for me for some unknown reason.

Now that I said that I had better check out the auction one and see if it working right.
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:32 PM
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Someone around my group of friends and acquaintances mentioned that the drill bit needs to be turned one way or the other a little when putting it in the bit holder. Now since I hand sharpen my bits I didn't pay too much attention to them so I don't remember which way or how much. It had something to do with the twist rate of the bit, the DD is made for USA made bits.

The best bit of advise I can give on sharpening bits is just match the angles that are already there and it will cut.
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I just bought another drill doctor at the last auction for $10. The first 500 I bought several years back finally wore out the diamond wheel. Replace the wheel and it is still doing fine. I have two 750 ones and I have not found the magic feel to get it to work right yet. The 500 is easy for me for some unknown reason.

Now that I said that I had better check out the auction one and see if it working right.
When you buy one new it comes with a Video disk and it is explained very well.
Never had a problem with the 750 following the video.
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I’ve done thousands of drill bits with a Drill Doctor, actually wore 2 of them out, now on my third, works great. It’s paid for itself many times over.
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Old 03-31-2018, 04:30 PM
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When you buy one new it comes with a Video disk and it is explained very well.
Never had a problem with the 750 following the video.
You will have to show me in June.
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