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Old 02-09-2014, 01:44 PM
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A couple of my customers have the use the drill bits once they bin it syndrome, I finally have trained them to bin them into a 3-1/2 gallon bucket that I empty when I pass by. Over the last 4-5 days (when home) I have sharpened over 200 drill bits, then jammed them into the inventory. I would do about 20-30 bits, let the Drill Dr cool down, then a few hours later do some more. Mine is a Drill Dr 750X, I use it constantly and I'm probably on my 3rd or 4th stone, this has paid for itself many times over.
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:47 PM
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Jack,

Do they do a good job on their own, or do you still need to do a little modifying when its done?

I've always been a skeptic.
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:53 PM
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Jack,

Do they do a good job on their own, or do you still need to do a little modifying when its done?

I've always been a skeptic.

Right out of the Drill Dr, right into the drill press
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:58 PM
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I have a 350 and find that it doesn't always put enough relief angle on the cutting edges, but haven't used it nearly as much. I might just need more practice.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:42 PM
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Plat, I second that. I've got the same drill dr. Love it. Gone are the days of buying bits. I gather bits wherever I can and have probably saved at least enough to pay for the drill dr, plus about another 100 bucks.
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:13 PM
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Some love the drill dr, some hate them. I love mine! No they are not as sharp as a factory new bit, but they work darn well imho. I have the 350 and 750.
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:57 PM
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Paid 40 bucks for mine on CL, sharpens to 3/4". Love it.
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:08 PM
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Use mine all the time. Saved a lot by sharpening instead of buying.
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I have the 750 also.. It works very well but I have had to adjust the angle or relief I can't remember right now..

I had the problem of when in use and set to 118 each it would put a flat spot on the cutting edge.. I finally left one on 118 and then the other to 125 and then the edge was fully created with proper relief angle..

my only complaint is it need's a more powerful motor.. Maybe a 1hp.
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I would say I fall into the "bin it" category. My guys are real animals with drill bits. I tried giving them full indexes and that failed miserably. I now dispense one drill at a time and if I get them back there is about a 50% chance that it will be chewed up. I dont mind sharpening bits but they always seem to spin the shank. I tried hex shank drills and they tightened them up on the tips instead of the flats
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