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WalterDB

Plastic
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Apr 6, 2022
Hi all, I recently acquired this drill bit sharpener from a family member who had passed away. Nobody knows anything about it and there were no manuals or even names on the sharpener. The grinder is a 1/3 hp Baldor. It was set up and does work. I have both holders for up to 1" bits. I have poured over pictures looking for something like it but cannot find anything. I would love a book or something to help me set it up. It is currently set to 118 degrees and indicates you can grind split point as well. I don't even know what the right hand part does. Any help would be appreciated. I know enough that I have already sharpened more bits than I ever could trying to free hand it. Thanks for suggestions and assistance. Walt PS: I am challenge with computers so I hope the picture takes.
 

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L Vanice

Diamond
Joined
Feb 8, 2006
Location
Fort Wayne, IN
It is a Lisle 92000 drill bit grinder, a rare tool. I suspect they were too expensive to become popular because they were very well designed with no shortcuts or cheap components. Here is the manual:

https://www.lislecorp.com/media/documents/92000_Drill_Grinder_Instructions_7C2755D3ADFFE.pdf

The last list price for the Baldor 612 grinder was $551, but it is discontinued. The parts that Lisle added look like they should make the 92000 cost around $2500 back in the day.

612R - Baldor.com

Lisle 91000 grinders are very common and cost a lot less ($545 in 1992), but they are not that great to use. Both models are no longer made, but they may have some parts on hand.

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Larry
 

WalterDB

Plastic
Joined
Apr 6, 2022
Thank you so much. Lisle tools are made about 15 miles from me. Wow on the cost. I figured it was higher end. It is very high quality. I took a drill bit that wouldn't even cut and sharpened it and it worked great. My cousin who passed must have bought it at a sale. It was buried in his shop and we found it upon getting his farm sale ready. He was very frugal so I am sure he would not have bought it new. I'll read up and maybe buy all accessories I can. Thank you again for your help.
 








 
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