Everything on a drilling rig directly or indirectly assists the bit in crushing or cutting through objects. Although there are almost limitless ways a drill bit can be used, which can either be for grinding a rock, puncturing a hole through irons or drilling through aluminum, all this are only possible when the bit is new and sharp. Most bits work by scraping or crushing through objects, or even both, while some bits known as hammer bits’ pound’s object vertically in much the same fashion as a construction site air hammer, and that is possible because of its general rotational motion.
Most drill bits used in making jewelry becomes dull with normal usage, and the worn cutting edges often make tasks even more difficult, resources consuming and can cause expensive accidents, which includes damage to jewelry and gemstones or even an injury to the body.
When a bit becomes excessively dull or stops making progress; the recommended thing to do is to change it, but what if there is no replacement at the moment or there is a limited supply of drill bit? The next thing to do is sharpen it.
Proper maintenance of a drill bit includes keeping it clean, sharp, and consistent usage at the bench.
Follow the outlined steps below carefully, and learn how to sharpen drill bits by hand. By the end of this article, you will inevitably turn your used, dull, and useless drill bit back into a hole blasting instrument at its prime.Continue reading