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Drill Doctor, good thing or bad thing?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ressurection, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. Ressurection

    Ressurection 1/2 ton status

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    I've been tempted to pick one up, but apprehensive. Is it snake oil, or do they work? Also, how long are they good for???
     
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    I bought one because of that review and love it works great. Buy it thru amazon.com best price I got the 750 model I brlieve it had both chucks for the big bits. was like 110$ shipped.
     
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    my dad got a drill doctor that only works for up to 1/2" bits. He loves it.
     
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    We have one at work. It sucks. I've tried to use it, I watched the video that comes with it and I still can't make the damn thing sharpen worth a darn /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif. I just sharpen them on a belt sander. It seams to work a whole lot better. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    they work great..but so does a bench grinder..
     
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    Do you just sharpen the tip with a bench grinder?

    I was at a shop this week making a delivery and I saw one on top of a tech's bench. I asked, and he said best thing he's ever used...even does Cobalt bits he said. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I got one for X-mas and it works REALLY well.

    I recommend it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I reccommend it too! Its is the greatest tool i have.
     
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    Thanks for all the input! It looks like a good thing from most perspectives. Isn't it great that we can ask a question like this and trust the reply we get from our comrades! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    i got one, and they work. I wish I had got the spendier one that works with split-tip bits though. For everything else it works great,

    j
     
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    I have the 300 model that does up to 1/2" bits and love it. Works great for days like today when I had to drill through the frame and 4x4 Iron bumper to make some mounting holes /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    If you know the concept of a drill bit, like back cutting you can do it by hand with a fine grinding wheel. I did it at school with a valve grinder, we were drilling the bolts out of a taurass' rear struts /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif

    After I sharpend the bit, it made things go a little faster.
     
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    I learned how to sharpen bits in machining 20. Its really quite a process with a bit of skill involved. I don't know if I can still do it well but it definately takes practice and knowledge to do it on a grinder.
     
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    Got one. Like it. Works good.
     
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    It's a little spendy, but works great. I used to sharpen bits w/ a fine stone grinder but the DD is faster and you can do it w/o paying attention. It was one of the best Christmas gifts my wife ever gave me. Get the one that lets you split the point.
     

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