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« on: August 13, 2012, 07:47:06 AM »

I recently picked up a Drill Doctor 750X.  Bought it for a decent price of $125 shipped.  I had a lot of drill bits that were dull and I was about to place an order for new bits, which came to over $100.  So I took a chance and bought the Drill Doctor.  Knowing that industrial drill sharpeners can be over $1000, I was a little skeptical that the Drill Doctor would be suitable.  However, I sharpened all my drills and it did a decent job.  It basically paid for itself at that point.  So it looks like it was worth the money.  There are a number of plastic parts that will probably wear out with much use, but they are replaceable, and it is still cost effective.  I am happy with it.  It will sharpened 3/32 bits up to 3/4". 
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 10:42:58 AM »

i have one also. had it for a few years now. cannt remember the model. it has for sure paid for itself. i have sharpened probably hundreds of drill bits. nothing has ever broke on it. its still doing a good job.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 10:05:07 AM »

Update: It is so nice having sharp drills on hand all the time now.   Very Happy
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 03:00:09 AM »

I am sorry to report that the Drill Doctor 750X broke down before sharpening enough drills to pay for itself.  The motor began surging on-and-off and the adjustment for changing the drill angle stripped out rendering the machine useless.  I also had a difficult time trying to sharpen larger drill bits.  The instructions aren't clear enough and I would spend hours changing settings trying to sharpen the larger drills to no avail.  Bummer!
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017, 05:09:01 PM »

I am sorry to report that the Drill Doctor 750X broke down before sharpening enough drills to pay for itself.  The motor began surging on-and-off and the adjustment for changing the drill angle stripped out rendering the machine useless.  I also had a difficult time trying to sharpen larger drill bits.  The instructions aren't clear enough and I would spend hours changing settings trying to sharpen the larger drills to no avail.  Bummer!

Looks like it had a 5 year run, but I not sure how much you would use it per year.  Did it have a lifetime warranty?
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 02:07:18 AM »

It has a three year warranty and no warrantee for commercial or industrial use.  I wasn't sharpening drills on a daily basis but it was nice to be able to dress a drill at a moments notice when I needed it.  When trying to sharpen a large drill such as 1/2 - 3/4" it would cut one edge and cut off the opposite edge no mater what setting I tried rendering the drill unusable.   Nonetheless I know it didn't function long enough to pay for itself.  Really good machines are several thousand $.
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2017, 03:45:31 AM »

I have the smaller version, supposed to work up to 1/2" bits, seems like it works ok sometimes when it wants to but not other times,  it is kinda gimmicky.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2017, 04:54:12 AM »

Went to Production Tool this morning to pick up a tap.  Decided to take a look in the showroom at the drill sharpeners.  They had an M-5 drill sharpener by Darex, also the maker of the Drill Doctor, that is a discontinued version that came about in the 1980's, but was still offered into the year 2000 and later.  It is made in the USA and is an industrial drill sharpener capable of sharpening over a 1" drill with the correct collet.  Production Tool usually asks a pretty penny for their discontinued or returned items but the sales manager said he'd let it go for $300 with the optional stand.  It also has diamond cutting wheels.  This unit has never been used.  I figure I got a pretty good deal on it but must now learn how to use it.  LOL 

This is the rig:  http://www.darex.com/media/manuals/m5englishmanual2001.pdf

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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2017, 04:30:24 AM »

Sharpened a 9/16 Morse taper drill this morning and once I read the directions and set it up, it took about 2 minutes to get an excellent point on the drill.  

I was about to buy another drill since I wasted the tip trying to get it sharp with the 750X.  With that drill alone, I just paid off a little over a tenth of the price of the complete unit.  So far so good but time will tell.  Very Happy 
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2017, 03:44:48 PM »

Sharpened a 9/16 Morse taper drill this morning and once I read the directions and set it up, it took about 2 minutes to get an excellent point on the drill. 

I was about to buy another drill since I wasted the tip trying to get it sharp with the 750X.  With that drill alone, I just paid off a little over a tenth of the price of the complete unit.  So far so good but time will tell.  Very Happy

Thats awesome!
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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2017, 03:01:11 AM »

Pic of said drill sharpener.  This is a case where the sum of the parts is greater than the whole.  I paid $300 new.  Each chuck used on ebay is anywhere from $300-400. The diamond wheels are around $150-300 each, etc..  Above all else, the machine works very well.     Cool

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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2017, 04:26:26 PM »

Thats quite a complex system it appears.  Looks like quality though.
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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2017, 12:27:32 PM »

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Thats quite a complex system it appears.  Looks like quality though.
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