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  • Drill Doctor

    Have any of you tried any of the Drill Doctor's line? Do they work well? Are they worth the money?...
    No, the half of the missing finger was not power tool related.

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    Re: Drill Doctor

    I bought one two years ago and to me it sucks. I just cannot get the hang of it, talked to a couple other guys about them and they think its great. Never use mine now, just sits on a shelf and collects dust. I try to find drill bits at auctions, when they get dull I just toss em in the trash.
    Great Link for a Construction Owner/Tradesmen, and just say Garager sent you....

    http://www.contractorspub.com

    A good climbing rope will last you 3 to 5 years, a bad climbing rope will last you a life time !!!

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    • #3
      Re: Drill Doctor

      I have never used a Drill Doctor, when my drill bits needs sharpened, I just sharpen them using the bench grinder and they are sharper than when I bought them.

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      • #4
        Re: Drill Doctor

        I have their model 750 upgrading from their older line model 400

        their newer sharpeners are built cheaper than the older styles..
        the newer ones are a lot louder/noisier because of the way they the motor is mounted. I spoke with them and they also said they are using a different motor and are aware of the additional noise, but no immediate solution.

        As far as operation goes since buying the Drill Doctor, the only drill bits I buy are sizes I don't have.

        It does take some patience to learn how to properly use the tool. It is designed for a right handed user so if you're left handed it may be awkward. I know this as I'm left handed.

        Their newer design line does allow for easier bit alignment.

        If you watch their video a few times you will get the concept. Also first try sharpening larger bits like 3/16" or 1/4" so you can see how you did.

        The only negative is when you do small bits like 7/64" or 1/8" and they are short in length it can be difficult.

        The model 750 has all the bells and whistles and I recommend you buy their top of the line..you will be more satisfied in the long run.

        I have had the 400 over 5 years and the 750 almost 2 years and have not needed to replace the sharpening wheel. The wheel should last you a very long time.

        hope this helps

        Cactus Man
        Last edited by cactusman; 05-28-2007, 09:48 PM.

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        • #5
          Re: Drill Doctor

          I don't suppose it works with pilot point bits such as dewalt bits right?

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          • #6
            Re: Drill Doctor

            i have one and love it ,it works good and i never have a dull bit
            Charlie

            My seek the peek fundraiser page
            http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


            http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

            new work pictures 12/09
            http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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            • #7
              Re: Drill Doctor

              I just bought the model XPK the other day. It's a step below the 750.
              I've sharpened about a dozen bits with it and I think it works great. I tested them out--before and after-- on some hardwood. All my old bits are like new.
              I guess it can be hard to justify $100+ when you can buy new for a few bucks. But it will eventually pay dividends.

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              • #8
                Re: Drill Doctor

                I had one and it worked great. If you use it properly it works as advertised. I like the models with the split-point feature. The newer models have become cheaper in quality, like most everything else.


                I don't suppose it works with pilot point bits such as dewalt bits right?
                It will sharpen pilot point bits as regular or split-point bits - you lose the pilot point.

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                • #9
                  Re: Drill Doctor

                  Come on guys. Quit playing around with junky toys and get serious. Here's what you need and want.

                  http://www.darex.com/main/index.php

                  And for your other grinding-sharpening needs please see the picture. I'm sure everyone of you would just love having this in your shop.


                  OK, OK, I;m being a real &^%$#@ about all of this. No way is a DIYer going to want to spend the big $$$, but we can dream about it.
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                  Last edited by Woussko; 05-28-2007, 11:47 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Drill Doctor

                    Who wants to drop $1000 for a DAREX V-390?

                    BTW- Darex makes the DrillDoctor.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Drill Doctor

                      i have the one with the split point and all i drill is metal and they stay sharp to.
                      Charlie

                      My seek the peek fundraiser page
                      http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                      http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                      new work pictures 12/09
                      http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                      • #12
                        Re: Drill Doctor

                        i have the 750 with the 3/4'' collet. it works great as long as you know how to properly chuck it up.

                        btw. i stumbled upon a real good deal on replacement diamond sharpening wheels. i think i have 10 or more. need to check.

                        rick.
                        phoebe it is

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                        • #13
                          Re: Drill Doctor

                          i never replace it yet how much did you get them for
                          Charlie

                          My seek the peek fundraiser page
                          http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                          http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                          new work pictures 12/09
                          http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                          • #14
                            Re: Drill Doctor

                            I found the diamond wheels at Lowe's on clearance for $10...

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                            • #15
                              Re: Drill Doctor

                              i should check the Lowe's by me and see how much they are i should get a new one
                              Charlie

                              My seek the peek fundraiser page
                              http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                              http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                              new work pictures 12/09
                              http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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