How to Sharpen Straight Flute Router Bits?

Answer Guided by either a bead or a ball bearing, straight flute router bits are widely used to cut wood. But fluted bits get abused by cutting through staples, knots and debris. Fluted bits also get hot ... Read More »

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How do I sharpen drill bits?

Acquiring Proper EquipmentBuy or gain access to a dedicated drill bit sharpening machine or grinder. These devices are much safer and easier to use than a standard grinder. Avoid using a regular ... Read More »

How to Sharpen Drill Bits on a Grinder?

Twist drill bits can be easily sharpened on a bench grinder and a drill bit sharpening jig. The jig attaches to the tool rest and keeps the bits at the proper angle, ensuring a smooth, even grind a... Read More »

How to Sharpen Chisels and Plane Bits?

There is little excuse for trying to use blunt or dull planes and chisels, as they are easy to sharpen and it actually takes less time to "touch up" a cutting edge than it does to try to do a job w... Read More »

How do I sharpen spade drill bits?

Spade Bit SharpeningSecure the spade bit to be sharpened in a vice. Place a small, fine metal file against the cutting edge of the bit and match its angle to that of the cutting edge. Stroke the fi... Read More »