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Drilling away but not getting the results you're used to? Make dull drill bits look and perform like new again with the help of a quality drill sharpener from Drill Doctor, SEDY, Toolstorm or another leading brand. It's the fastest, simplest solution you can find to professionally sharpen your bits in just a few smooth turns. Your drill bit sharpener will provide a perfectly sharpened angled head to make drilling with the bit as efficient as possible. Typically a drill sharpener is suitable for use with titanium, cobalt and carbon steel drill bits ranging between 3-13mm. Top of the range heavy duty drill sharpeners can sometimes handle up to 19mm drill bits.

Important features and benefits

Different drill bit sharpeners have different specifications and capabilities, but some of the key features to consider in a model with 3 diamond wheels, for example, include quick and variable alignment and depth setting system, split point function, adjustable relief angle, 4200rpm rated speed, 6000rpm maximum engine speed, and 80-85W rated power. This type of electric machine, made from solid steel and hardened plastics, would weigh approximately 2.8kg and operate at 45db noise level. The most powerful tools on the market rely on a powerful 15000rpm motor.

Multi-task sharpeners

A very popular choice for tradies and home DIY specialists alike is a multi-function electric sharpener, which can be operated as a drill bit sharpener, knife and scissor sharpener, and chisel and plane sharpener depending on the task. A model like this might have a maximum wheel diameter of 48mm, a drill diameter of 3-10mm, and be able to sharpen straight edges between 6-51mm.

What's included?

It may be worth buying an item that includes a moulded carry case, user guide and sometimes even an instructional DVD. A multi-year warranty is also a handy bonus.

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