Work Sharp has launched the Drill Doctor X2, the first new drill bit sharpener from the iconic brand in over 10 years.
In addition to being able to sharpen drill bits, the Drill Doctor X2 features tool sharpener slots for use with kitchen and pocket knives, scissors, and axes, and other such bladed instruments.
The Drill Doctor X2 comes with a 1/2″ chuck for use with drill bits 3/32″ to 1/2″ in diameter with 118° points. It can sharpen standard high speed steel drill bits, masonry drill bits, cobalt, and TiN-coated drill bits.
There are two tool and knife sharpening guide inserts, one with a 20° kitchen knife guide and ceramic skew wheel for honing, and another with a 35° angle for edged tool and 65° guide for scissors.
Drill Doctor describes the new X2 as the Ultimate Dual Purpose Sharpening Station.
Is this truly an All in One Sharpener for Knives, Tools, Scissors, Drill Bits, and More…?
Drill Doctor says that the X2 reflects the new look of Drill Doctor, suggesting that perhaps they’ll be revamping their existing lineup.
Looking at a features comparison, the Drill Doctor X2 matches the drill sharpening capabilities of their 350X entry level and hobbyist machine. Stepping up to the 500X gives you the option to sharpen 135° drill bits as well, and stepping up to the 750X gives you an even broader tip angle sharpening range as well as the added capacity to sharpen drill bits up to 3/4″ in diameter. There’s an optional 3/4″ bit chuck accessory for the 500X.
Price-wise (on Amazon), the Drill Doctor X2 fits in between the 500X and 750X, and is more than double the price of the 350X.
Drill Doctor X2 Features & Specs
- Diamond sharpening wheel
- Drill bit capacity: 3/32″ to 1/2″
- Sharpens 118° drill bit point angle
- Easy align chuck
- Dual speed motor
- Ceramic honing wheel
- Interchangeable guides
- 20° knife guide
- 25° edged tool guide
- 65° guide for scissors
Price: $104.49 after 10% clickable coupon (at the time of this posting)
I probably should sharpen my drill bits, but I don’t. Would this sharpener change things for me? Probably not. However, I do know that a lot of people do sharpen their drill bits, especially users that tend to rely on frequent use of the same sizes for a lot of their work.
The new Drill Doctor X2 features broader sharpening capabilities, giving users the ability to also sharpen different kinds of knives, scissors, and tools.
This does look to be a versatile sharpening station for users who mainly work with 118° drill bit point angles and are interested in also being able to sharpen a variety of knives and bladed tools.
Drill Doctor has a solid reputation, and they say that this is their first new drill bit sharpening product in more than 10 years.
I don’t quite see this as the “ultimate” or “all in one” sharpening station, but it does seem to be an interesting multi-functional product. And, if you need 135° split point compatibility, you can step up to the Drill Doctor 500X or 750X and purchase any of Work Sharp’s other sharpening products for use with knives and bladed tools.