Morse taper drill sharpening
does anyone know if there is a place I can get some Morse taper drills resharpened? I have picked up a small number of drills 1/2 and larger that need sharpened and reshaped but I do not have the means to do it right now.
Where are you located? There are T&C sharpening services all over the place. I know of several in Missouri and they normally charge between 2 and 8 dollars to sharpen anything from taps, to endmills to drill bits.
Fasttrack, could I get that list from you as well?
Supreme Grinding Co.
Phone: 314-772-7332, 800-815-7332 (toll free)
Fax: 314-772-8559 Address:
2225-T Gravois Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104-2847
Cutting Edge Tool Service
Phone: 417-532-1816 Address:
23941 Green Hills Rd.
Lebanon, MO 65536
U.S. Tool Grinding, Inc.
Phone: 573-431-3856, 800-222-1771 (toll free) Address:
34 Birch St.
Desloge, MO 63601
I'm sure there are a bunch of others, too.
Tapered cutters or tapered shank?
Are these parallel drills with a morse taper shank to drill plain holes or tapered drills that are similar to an MT reamer - ie with tapered cutting edges?
The former should be able to be sharpened either by hand on a pedestal grinder or else using a larger than normal drill-grinding adaptor.
The latter will certainly need a good tool and cutter grinder and operator. Not all T&C grinders will cut tapers - but a universal grinder will. A CNC-ed T&C grinder will do it easily. Evan's CNC-ed mill which he has used as an excellent T&C grinder will do it easily - I was hugely impressed to see Evan's mill as a T&C grinder sharpening (normal) helical end-milling cutters without a "finger" or guide.
These are just plain drill bits with a morse taper
like OT says, nothing special about sharpening them being MT then except it implies they're bigger.....like Fastrack asked, where are you?.....entirely up to you of course, but generally the guys here like to say an approximate location, especially helps for posts like this.
purely out of curiosity, what's a professional sharpener charge for say 1" drill?
Opps thought it was in my profile, I am in central Arizona
Get 'er done!!