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Drill Doctor has been around since 1997, but if you haven’t heard of them, you might be throwing away (or worse yet using) drill bits that could be working a lot better.

Drill Doctor manufactures a range of electric drill sharpeners, including the DD350X, which they recommend for homeowner/weekend craftsman/hobbyist and starts at $79.95 direct.  Some features include on-chuck alignment (which they say eliminates the need for an alignment port and simplifies the sharpening process) and V-block jaws (which helps to eliminate jaw twisting on smaller bits).  It’s designed to sharpen 3/32″ to 1/2″ high-speed steel, carbinde, TiN-coated, and masonry drill bits.

They also stock and sell much more complex and expensive units for larger bits and production use.  A selection of their units are available at Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Sears, and (of course) Drill Doctor direct via their website.

Corporate Site [Drill Doctor]
The DD350X [Drill Doctor]


2 Responses to Drill Doctor: Making Drill Sharpening Easy

  1. Myself says:

    Browsing the archives here, and I figure this is a fine place to post a thought: I’m sick and tired of throwing away Philips-head screwdrivers because the tips are a bit stripped. I’d love to be able to re-grind the tip geometry, and it finally dawned on me that Drill Doctor is a pretty similar concept. I’d be delighted if they’d introduce such a product.

    If you agree, maybe it wouldn’t hurt to toss them a note to that effect. If a Screwdriver Doctor appears on the market for under $100, I pledge to buy one. On one hand, it’ll vastly extend the useful life of a whole mess of currently-junk tools. On the other hand, sharpeners (especially motorized ones) are cool tools in their own right!

  2. Disgruntled Drill Dr owner says:

    Grind complicated Philips-head geometry?!?!?!?!
    In my experience, Drill Doctor can’t sharpen drills well.

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