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You guys don’t have a grinder dedicated to drill bit sharpening?

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That grinder looks as old as mine;
even original PushButton that broke into several pieces 20 years ago
has been replaced with a household ToggleSwitch!
 

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Nope. Why is there a metal strap covering the business opening? It's very safe that way. But difficult to use.
It’s to deter people from using it for general grinding... you have to unbolt it and remove the cover.

That grinder looks as old as mine;
even original PushButton that broke into several pieces 20 years ago
has been replaced with a household ToggleSwitch!
I have no clue how old the grinder is... I’ve only worked here for 8 years. It’s been like this as long as I’ve been here.
 

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With all the negatives I've heard on bit sharpeners, I just buy new bits.
 

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I am old school I use my grinder but one side I use for general work and the other for sharping bits chisels and reshaping broken screw drivers. Even though I was told never use them as a pry bar, thanks dad.
 

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Ok, what do you do with them when they get dull?

Just going thru a recent battle drilling out the end of a pinch bolt that I had to cut the head off. I must've gone thru six different bits because they dulled so fast. I'm not talking about cheap ass bits. 15 to 18 bucks a piece. Some I had but three were brand spanking new.

But my question is what do I do with them now? Can they be resharpened? Drill Doctor?
And I have coffe can full of older bits that virtually useless. I know I'm not alone.

So what do you do with yours?
You are not alone. I have a drill doctor, it kinda works, very hit and miss for me. I might get an industrial sharpener. I pretty much toss em if they snap or have been sharpened a bunch of times. I mostly work with mild steel, so I use 135 degree bits.

Sometimes I just sharpen em on the bench grinder when I'm in a steady handed mood.

I also finally sprung for a drill index drawer like the ones we have at work. It has 3 labeled divided drawers for a handful of every size in 1/64's from 1/16" up to 1/2". I organized all my bits into this and it has really organized drill life.
 

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