15 years , sounds like you got your moneys worth out of it .I got a drill dr for Xmas 15 years ago or so. Had been sharpening them by hand on a grinder before that (and still do for some). The drill dr makes it easy to split the bit evenly so it drills the size hole it's supposed to and have both cutting surfaces the same level and angle so they both are cutting.
I never got the "hang" of sharpening bits. I have tried on the grinder, by hand. Some do. Some don't. I suppose I should watch a video or two to see if there is a method to that madness. I do so little, well, while I am drilling, it is a lot, but very few and far between, so maybe I don't have a "need to know". I am probably even using metal bits on wood and wood bits on metal (or trying to). I know when they get hot they get dull fast and prior to heat they need lubrication...so even this old dog is somewhat "trainable". I have a drill press, a heavy duty drill press that I picked up in a yard sale real cheap, that had no positional vise for the first ten years. I didn't use it much. I found a cheap bi-directional vise that works OK for the little that I do with it.[/QUOTE ] Same here , I screw up 2 bits to get one to cut .
I read its a family owned company in Ashland Oregon , employing 100 workers . Is it a counterfeit , I dont know , Lowes price is 99 dollars for the same . thats a significant price difference .https://www.toolsid.com/drill-docto...paign=268680570&utm_content=1179776605595399f
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