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Offline Naildrivingman

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Sharpening centrotec drill bits?
« on: September 07, 2017, 09:48 PM »
Today I was using my 3/16" centrotec drill bit and as luck would have it I hit a nail remnant.  I thought I stopped in time to avoid completely ruining the cutting edge, but no such luck. I slightly nicked the leading edge.

Wondering if I used an ultra small rat tail file if I could remove the burr or is the bit shot?

Thanks.
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Offline Svar

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Re: Sharpening centrotec drill bits?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 10:29 PM »
Is it a brad point bit? Almost any bit can be resharpened.

Offline Nat X

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Re: Sharpening centrotec drill bits?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 10:30 PM »
Every major search engine in the world will give you hundreds and hundreds of tutorials on this process.

Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Sharpening centrotec drill bits?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 12:13 AM »
Is it a brad point bit? Almost any bit can be resharpened.

Yes.  It is one from the installer's kit.
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Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Sharpening centrotec drill bits?
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 12:15 AM »
Every major search engine in the world will give you hundreds and hundreds of tutorials on this process.

I didn't look at it under a magnifying glass, but the cutting edge looks to be hollow ground.  I'll visit a few sites and see what they offer.
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