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The Easiest Way to Sharpen a Dull Drill Bit

Updated on February 13, 2015

The perfect addition to any workshop

Sharpening all those drill bits will save time, money and make diy woodworking or home repair project easier...
Sharpening all those drill bits will save time, money and make diy woodworking or home repair project easier...

Dull bits are a problem

Dull drill bits, not only make drilling a good clean hole impossible, they also cause excessive wear and tear to a drill’s motor. Let me ask you, are you like those do it yourselfers, that think, when a drill bit gets dull you just need to push a bit harder on your drill’s handle. The problem with that, the bit either breaks, or starts smoking and quits cutting all together. Now we have a couple options, we can give up and forget the whole project, or we can get a good sharp drill bit to finish what we started. Since quitting is not a reasonable option, we need a good sharp drill bit. We can run right out and purchase a new drill bit, or we can elect to sharpen our old one. With a Drill Doctor Sharpener, we can easily sharpen our old drill bits, save lots of our hard-earned money, loads of time and make better use of our natural resources.

No workshop should be without this tool

The drill doctor sharpener is a necessary tool for any do it yourselfer, handyman or craftsman workshop. After all, you would not think of trying to cut a chicken breast or nice juicy steak with a dull butter knife would you. Therefore, why would you try to drill a hole in a gutter down spout with a dull high-speed steel drill bit? When in just a couple minutes you could sharpen a 1/8 inch diameter metal cutting bit, making it like new where it would easily cut through the aluminum copper or steel gutter, as though it was made of butter.

Dull drill bits wander making a mess of things

Woodworkers use drill bits for all sorts of woodworking projects all the time. Using a dull drill bit to pre-drill a series of 3/32 inch holes in the face frame of a cabinet door to mount a set of hinges, will make keeping the drill bit where you want the hole to be a pain in your backside. Dull bits wander, when drill bits wander the spacing of the holes are all wrong for mounting the decretive hinges, keeping the hinges from working and looking right.


When installing a handrail on a concrete patio, porch or along a sidewalk a handyman will need to drill a series of holes anywhere from five eights of an inch in diameter, too three quarters of an inch in diameter in the concrete. As you would expect, this demanding chore requires a special type of drill bit. Carbide tipped drill bits do a good job at drilling holes in concrete, brick and mortar joints when kept sharp. The drill doctor sharpens carbide drill bits ranging in sizes, from the smallest all the way up to three quarters of an inch in diameter.

Stop throwing dull bits in the trash

The Drill Doctor Drill bit sharpener is one of those truly great tools that compliment any woodworkers, handymen, craftsmen and hobbyist drill and bit tool collection. It will sharpen a dull bit in just a few minutes, or repair a broken drill bit in many cases that would otherwise simply be thrown away.

Always use a sharp drill bit, save time, money and do a good job, Mike

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    • Teddletonmr profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Teddleton 

      6 years ago from Midwest USA

      Katiem2 the drillbit sharpener makes a great gift for anyone that likes to keep their bits in great shape.

      The drill doctor sharpener is the easiest sharpening tool I have ever used. Your husban being a frugal man, will love it.

      That coffee can full of dull drill bits on his work bench will be a thing of the past with this addition to his work shop.collection of cool tools.

      Best wishes, Mike

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      katiem2 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips on how to sharpen dull drill bits, blades. I know my husband buys a lot of pricey blades, bits tools for his saws and drills. This drill doctor could save us a lot of money.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I'll spread the word! I'm glad you got to meet Chuck and Huck :)

    • Teddletonmr profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Teddleton 

      6 years ago from Midwest USA

      Hey Sunshine625 thanks for stoping by, pass the word a Drill Doctor Sharpener makes a great gift for the person that enjoys using cool tools.

      Cool title by the way, Chuck the Duck meets, well you know the rest.

      Best wishes, Mike

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Great hub! This would make a great gift!

    • Teddletonmr profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Teddleton 

      6 years ago from Midwest USA

      Pamela99 it is much easier to sharpen a dull drill bit when they become dull or damaged. Using the drill doctor sharpener absolutely saves time and money running to the store to buy a new drill bit.

      When you need that special gift for the person on your christmas list that has a fondness for great tools. This will have them running out to their workshop and sharpen all those dull bits they have.

      Thanks for stoping buy, and best wishes. Mike

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This is a useful hub for those people that use tools to work around their house. The drill doctor sharpener is a great gift idea.

    • Teddletonmr profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Teddleton 

      8 years ago from Midwest USA

      Katie, the drill doctor sharpener, is one of those tools a handyman, craftsman, and do it yourselfer wants, weather they realize it or not.

      Just watch the big smile form on their face when they open the great gift you gave them. The drill doctor is that kind of gift...

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      katiem2 

      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      The Drill Doctor Sharpener is a great idea for the tool lover for Christmas. I know a lot of people who love their tools and this Drill Doctor Sharpener will make my Christmas shopping easy. Figuring out what to get someone who has everything is the hardest part! DONE!

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