View Full Version : Help with DAREX M3 drill sharpener
04-16-2006, 12:37 PM
I inherited a DAREX M3 from my Dad which he attached to his pedestal grinder. I have the instruction for use but do not have the installation and alignment instructions. DAREX has a downloadable .pdf file on the M3,M4,M5 but no alignment instruction for the M3. Anyone have the original instructions?
In my Dad’s stuff was a box of well used grinding wheels. I do not know what is the correct wheel. DAREX sells a wheel for $200.00, this is way to expensive. The instructions include wheel dressing procedures so it must be possible to use a less expensive wheel. What type of wheel can be used that is not so expensive?
04-16-2006, 03:15 PM
Paul I am not sure which one I have at this moment but it has its own grinder, will check in a bit.
I live real close to the manufacture and tried to get a discount but they would not do that, but did throw in a diamond wheel. From what has been posted maybe the diamond wheel is not the best to use. From my limited knowledge maybe a white wheel will work, that is what came with my darex endmill sharpener.
A friend has one that mounts to the pedistal and maybe I can get you some help from him.
dirty old man
04-16-2006, 03:25 PM
While we're on this subject, the other day I was surfing thru my Enco catalog and came across a sort of drill sharpening jig to fasten to your bench grinder.
Appeared to use the side of the wheel, I think IIRC it was only $15.95!
Anybody know anything about it or ever used one?
04-16-2006, 05:06 PM
That is the current version of the drill sharpener sold by General, Sears and many others for years.
If set up properly, with some means of controlling the infeed, they will do as good a job in their size range as any other sweep type sharpening fixture around.
As sold though, they are awkward to use. It is best to use them with a cup wheel or feed into the OD of the wheel as the side of the normal bench grinding wheel should not be used for grinding.
Mine usually resides on my KO Lee T&C grinder, and is the most frequently used fixture.
04-16-2006, 06:52 PM
I have some directions from Glendo that say to put a small drill in the tool collet, set to right extension with the gauge. Then adjust height of fixture to point of drill is on same horizontal plane as center of grinding wheel.
Am using wheels that came with Baldor grinder, plan to get a softer white AO wheel for drill grinding.
04-16-2006, 08:23 PM
Paul checked my drill sharpner and it is a 4m. Let me know if you still need help and I will check with Don.