So I've got these drill bits
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(05-14-2019, 02:18 PM)Redman Wrote: You need an umbrelly?


wait wait wait wait wait now I can post

Possibly........ Raised 


I'm going to look for a different grindstone.
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#92
  Re: So I've got these drill bits by Stwood_ (that my grandfather ...)
What you gonna be grinding. CS, HS, Carbide or something exotic?

Oh and you might want to look at grinding a split point and reducing the chisel length especially if you are drilling hardwoods.
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Grinding whatever these things are made of
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(05-15-2019, 03:17 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: Grinding whatever these things are made of

Grinding your own is the way to go.  Commercially available brad point bits, particularly cheap ones, are really lacking.
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  Re: So I've got these drill bits by Stwood_ (that my grandfather ...)
Wow Bob, I learned to do those on a Cincinnati tool and cutter grinder  back in the mid '70's while serving a machinist apprenticeship. Didn't know the skill would be useful after retiring.

So, for drilling larger and deeper holes there is the ejector drill option.
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Lookin good Bob. I like your setups, a little fancier than mine for sure.
I noticed your thin, cutoff wheel type wheel there. That looks very handy for doing the brad points.
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  Re: RE: So I've got these drill bits by Stwood_ (Lookin good Bob. I l...)
(05-15-2019, 08:17 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: Lookin good Bob. I like your setups, a little fancier than mine for sure.
I noticed your thin, cutoff wheel type wheel there. That looks very handy for doing the brad points.
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I first saw the Norton A60-OBNA2 Toolroom Cut Off Wheel being used in the late 1970s.  Its sort of a saw blade for steel but particularly suited for detail grinding of shaper cutters.  Over the decades I've tried various cheap-out alternatives and none were as good.  None.  Most were a waste of money for my purposes.  That wheel is great for cutting off bolts and all sorts of other things.  I first used them for shaper cutters but after getting some so-called brad point bits, I could clearly see where a little hand work could make them far more useful in wood.   Many brad point bits I have, I've been using for over three decades.  If they seem dull, I just freshen up the tip and get on with it  These days it takes me about ten minutes to make a  1/2" metal cutting bit into a brad point.  Less for smaller bits.
Try it.
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You guys realize this thread is 3 years old, right?
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(05-16-2019, 01:00 AM)Bob Vaughan Wrote: I first saw the Norton A60-OBNA2 Toolroom Cut Off Wheel being used in the late 1970s.  Its sort of a saw blade for steel but particularly suited for detail grinding of shaper cutters.  Over the decades I've tried various cheap-out alternatives and none were as good.  None.  Most were a waste of money for my purposes.  That wheel is great for cutting off bolts and all sorts of other things.  I first used them for shaper cutters but after getting some so-called brad point bits, I could clearly see where a little hand work could make them far more useful in wood.   Many brad point bits I have, I've been using for over three decades.  If they seem dull, I just freshen up the tip and get on with it  These days it takes me about ten minutes to make a  1/2" metal cutting bit into a brad point.  Less for smaller bits.
Try it.


Thanks Bob. I have some cutoff wheels, and time permits, going to mount one up.


(05-16-2019, 07:42 AM)AHill Wrote: You guys realize this thread is 3 years old, right?

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(05-16-2019, 07:42 AM)AHill Wrote: You guys realize this thread is 3 years old, right?

Makes no difference. Do you realize there may be something to learn here?
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