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How to Sharpen Drill Bits (video)
« on: December 20, 2014, 12:24:00 PM »
I checked through this How-To section of the forum, and was surprised that I couldn't find a thread devoted to sharpening drill bits. A recent thread by a user here said he'd been having problems with his Drill Doctor. Others suggested he learn to sharpen by hand. Well, he'd need instruction for that, so here you go.....This video (2 parts) does a good job of showing how to sharpen drill bits by hand on a bench grinder, and how to check your results.

Part 1
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbRPPxyw1hw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbRPPxyw1hw</a>

Part 2
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pDitJb7z-M" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pDitJb7z-M</a>
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Re: How to Sharpen Drill Bits (video)
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2014, 06:27:03 AM »
Handy posting.

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Re: How to Sharpen Drill Bits (video)
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2014, 04:23:29 AM »
Clear, concise.......  :thumbup:

This might help, too.......  http://users.bart.nl/users/summer/16mmngm/Articles_htms/ColinBinnie/DrillSharpening.htm

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Re: How to Sharpen Drill Bits (video)
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2014, 06:36:46 AM »
 
 Good videos  for  hand sharpening drill  bits

                                                                        Cheers  David

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Re: How to Sharpen Drill Bits (video)
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2014, 10:16:21 AM »
Excellent.  Thanks for posting this. One of the things I struggle with. Interesting point about pilot hole selection too.
Lee.
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Re: How to Sharpen Drill Bits (video)
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2014, 11:56:53 AM »
Hi there, all,

It occurs to me that this thread should be 'pinned' to the top of the section. 
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