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Scored A New Shop Toy

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by RATTYFLATTY, Dec 11, 2023.

  1. Dec 11, 2023
    RATTYFLATTY

    RATTYFLATTY I think you need a little more throttle

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    Picked up a Darex M1 drill bit sharpener off Marketplace this past week. Now to find a good place to put it and print a manual.
    sharpener.jpeg
     
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  2. Dec 13, 2023
    Buildflycrash

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    Drill Dr weights 2lbs and fits in the drawer of my toolbox.

    Hopefully that does more than my Drill Dr
     
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  3. Dec 13, 2023
    Jeepenstein

    Jeepenstein Me like Jeep..

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    Nice score man.. as Scott said above.. I've just got the old drill Dr. It has limitations but for smaller bits it's been a life saver. Larger bits I do by hand, not well, but I get there.. How much did you score that for?
     
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  4. Dec 13, 2023
    RATTYFLATTY

    RATTYFLATTY I think you need a little more throttle

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    I have always been going to pick up a Drill Dr but never got around to it. This came up and for only $80 and everything seems to be in good shape. The Drill Dr would store better but this setup seems to be of better build quality and adjustability. Lastly, I was able to print the operators/owner's manual so I can get it set up correctly.
     
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  5. Dec 13, 2023
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    Old fart comment:
    Personally, I wouldn’t give $.02 for a drill dr.
    It’s a cheap plastic remake of this amazing tool. Nice score!

    My dad was a drill sergeant (pun fully intended) when it came to learning how to sharpen bits by hand. If it wasn’t right, he’d cut it off flat and have me start over. I hated it then, but it’s an invaluable skill to have.
     
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    Beach66Bum

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    When tools were made to last a lifetime.
     
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    Jw60

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    I absolutely hate drill bits. Especially when they bite me.
     
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  8. Dec 13, 2023
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    I'm forced to agree. It seems idiot proof but apparently it's simply made me a better idiot. :(
     
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  9. Dec 13, 2023
    Jeepenstein

    Jeepenstein Me like Jeep..

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    I've had great luck with mine.. Granted mine was not the base model but I've had it for years and it works well especially on smaller bits. Stuff over 1/2" i can do well enough by hand. I wish it would do split points though.
     
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  10. Dec 13, 2023
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

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    I sharpen drill bits by hand, a lot. But I have and do use a drill doctor occasionally, they are not bad but they do require a learning curve to use correctly. If I break a drill badly I use them to put the form back on correctly, simply because it's quick and easy. I then finish sharpening them up by hand. To be honest if I was paying full price for a Darex like that one, I wouldn't own one, I would just keep sharpening by hand. Now for a decent price for used one, sure I would take it.
     
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    Fireball

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    I've used my Drill Dr. to sharpen drills hundreds of times with good success. I have no complaints with it, but would happily replace it with this thing.
     
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  12. Dec 14, 2023
    PeteL

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  13. Jan 2, 2024
    RATTYFLATTY

    RATTYFLATTY I think you need a little more throttle

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    Sorry I didn't see the ask, but it was $80.
     
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