Best drill sharpener that’s easy to use


I would like to think they can learn. I think I have just about persuaded my father not to rotate the drill around its axis while it is against the grinder, but old habits die hard.


I have one of these

It looks to be very similar in design to the Drill Doctor, but it’s a hell of a lot cheaper. I find it very easy to use, but as they say ‘horses for courses’, I previously had a Proxon which was incredibly difficult to set up, by comparison the Sealey one is, as I said, very easy.



I have one and don't get on with it. It might be me though but I did it exactly like the instruction book and YouTube said to and still no luck.

Some drills have a non standard flute spiral, my 350x does not do my dorma bits very well, there the ones with gold colour rather than black, the flue/spiral is i guess more aggressive at removing swaff faster. that means the drill doctor sharpens it all at the wrong angles no matter what you do with it.

Dave W

I got a drill doctor and get on very well with it. For me the trick is to keep turning and cutting until it's virtually stopped taking anything off. If you just give it a few revolutions it cuts the tip down but not the metal behind so the tip is no longer the highest point


I have the Drill Doctor and it took me a few attempts but I now have all my drill sharpened and as said you need to keep turning until it stop taking material off.

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...