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I just found out today that Kreg no longer offers their drill bit sharpening service. I kept putting off getting Kreg to sharpen them and always ended up buying a new one for the project at hand.
With the long brad type point on the pocket hole drill bit that excludes the "Drill Doctor" for a solution. Is there a certain angle 90 degree's? on that pocket hole drill bit or just call up my blade sharpening man and ask how much?
 

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I just found out today that Kreg no longer offers their drill bit sharpening service. I kept putting off getting Kreg to sharpen them and always ended up buying a new one for the project at hand.
With the long brad type point on the pocket hole drill bit that excludes the "Drill Doctor" for a solution. Is there a certain angle 90 degree's? on that pocket hole drill bit or just call up my blade sharpening man and ask how much?
. I use a cbn wheel, straight edge and a diamond card. If you have these it is easy to sharpen. Keep the same angle that’s on the bit. When you look at it, the edge is angled up slightly.
 

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I just finished up my supply of 2000 screws and used an unknown number before these. My bit is still going strong. Are you sure that yours needs sharpening? Since the bit is always going with the grain it shouldn't dull very quickly. Are you using a cordless drill? If so try a corded one. You can buy a set of 2 on Amazon for $10 bucks.

 

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What is a cbn wheel for anyone besides me that doesn't know the acronym ?
CBN tool material is produced by mixing the main component CBN (cubic boron nitride), which has a hardness second only to diamond, with a special ceramic or metal binder. It is then sintered at a pressure of over 5GPa and at a temperature of 1200°C or higher. CBN has lower affinity to iron than diamond.

They can be a very expensive grinding wheel.
 

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I just finished up my supply of 2000 screws and used an unknown number before these. My bit is still going strong. Are you sure that yours needs sharpening? Since the bit is always going with the grain it shouldn't dull very quickly. Are you using a cordless drill? If so try a corded one. You can buy a set of 2 on Amazon for $10 bucks.
The drill bits don't start a fire when being used but no they aren't very sharp. One is around 10 years old and the other 5? I know I got the oldest sharpened once and the second also sharpened once. Both need sharpening and ended up buying a new Kreg drill bit for the last project. When they had their sharpening service the bit needed to be a Kreg drill bit for them to sharpen it. I wish I had known that before I bought the latest as you can get a non-Kreg drill bit for around 5 bucks.

Yes I always use a corded drill for drilling pocket holes. I had a cheap one that the high rpm's recommended dedicated for pocket holes but it passed away a few years back.....
 

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CBN tool material is produced by mixing the main component CBN (cubic boron nitride), which has a hardness second only to diamond, with a special ceramic or metal binder. It is then sintered at a pressure of over 5GPa and at a temperature of 1200°C or higher. CBN has lower affinity to iron than diamond.

They can be a very expensive grinding wheel.
Thanks for explaining
 
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