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mickri

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I can't hand sharpen a drill to save my soul. I have tried and tried all to no avail going all the way back to school shop classes. A while back I watched a video by Halligan142 that gave a thumbs up on this craftsman drill sharpening attachment. I also watched a video where Mr. Pete threw one in the trash as being worthless junk.

I picked one up at an estate sale recently for $5. I figured that it can't be any worse than I am at sharpening drills and it's not like $5 would alter my lifestyle if it turned out to be worthless junk. I put it to the test today sharpening some large drills. It worked. I got nice clean chips curling off each cutting edge. I was using the drills to enlarge holes that I had started with smaller drills. I don't know if the drills would drill a clean hole if I wasn't step drilling. Or how it would work on sharpening smaller drills. That will have to wait for another day

Passing this along to those who can't hand sharpen a drill as a possible solution.
 

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I have the craftsman and 2 drill doctors. All three do a good job of sharpening. They all take some amount of adjusting and figiting and learning on the operators part to get the desired results. The craftsman does a great job on larger bits but it takes some time to get the adjustments correct. You got a great price on it. My eyes are too old to hand sharpen anymore. The drill doctors are very finicky on setup but are great on smaller bits.

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Mister Pete is not the all knowing all seeing machine tool God he sometimes seems to think he is, but
He does offer some good advice on many procedures, as a high school shop teacher he was one of the good ones.
 

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My metal shop teacher would walk up to see how I was doing and more often than not he would shake his head and mutter that I had a "mell of a hess" with whatever I was making. At least I got to run the lathe. A lot of the kids never got past hacksaw, file and drill press. I thought about using mellofahess as my forum name.
 

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I think being a good high school shop teacher takes a boat load of patience.
We had a great shop and I had two outstanding metal shop teachers in the early 70’s.
Back to drill sharpening, I have been playing around with it. My teachers are Mr. Pete and Halligan.
I have been getting good results.
 

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Abom 79 did a video showing how he hand-sharpens drill bits. Doing it his way was the first time I ever got one sharp by hand.
 
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