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Any comments on the Drill Doctor? Which model?
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but not so good on small bits...
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We've been using a drill doctor for years at work, I can't tell you which model it is. It is relatively simple to set up, and works pretty well. To be honest, we only really use it for bits around 1/4 and larger, but it is a lot easier than freehand sharpening them on the grinder.
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I have either the 350x or the 500x... will check tomorrow if I remember. In any event, it works very well and I'm very satisfied with it. I've only used it once or twice so far. Think it goes up as high as 1/2". Other models will take up to 3/4' I think.

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I have two Drill Doctors; the 750X which does up to 3/4" bits and one of the first models which is powered by a drill motor.(No longer available)

They work really well; try and guess which are the first two bits I sharpened in this box.
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@Mike , how low can you go with the 750x? Will it reliably sharpen the smaller bits?
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I have one, and LOVE IT! Mine is the kinda blue-looking one in Mike's posted photo above. It works great. I definitely recommend watching the instructional CD that comes along with it. Certainly, I use a lot of brad-point bits and have no way to resharpen them, but for conventional bits, The Drill Doctor is a great tool!

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@Mike , how low can you go with the 750x? Will it reliably sharpen the smaller bits?
I think it goes down to 1/8. We usually replace bits much below 1/4 because the time and effort to sharpen them vs. the cost to replace them. It takes a little longer to set up the smaller bits for sharpening, but it does a decent job.

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Jeff, the smallest bits I have sharpened are 1/8". I don't think I have tried to sharpen any smaller than that. I buy tiny bits in multi packs since they are so cheap.

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Thanks Doug and Mike, I appreciate the input. Now I just need to make up my mind which version to go with.
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