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The 6 (real) Best Drill Grinder in 2022

Drill grinder: so that they keep their sharpness!

Whether your needs are professional or not, I let you discover my selection of the best drill grinders on the market.

What is the best drill grinder in 2022?

↓ Professional

  • Tivoly Drill Doctor 750X – My personal favourite
  • Holzmann BSG13PRO – Well-equipped with plenty of collets
  • Tormek DBS-22 – Up to 22 mm in diameter

↓ Good value for money

  • Tivoly Drill Doctor XPK – Can also be used for cross points

↓ Cheap

  • Tacklife MBG01A – 2 grinders for different applications
  • Parkside PSS65A1 – Perfect for troubleshooting

Tivoly Drill Doctor 750X

Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5 | Price: See price on Amazon

Tivoly Drill Doctor 750xThe essential tool for the workshop! The Tivoly Drill Doctor 750X offers incomparable performance as it can easily resharpen many types of drills (HSS, HSS cobalt, TiN, concrete drills with a carbide tip, etc.) in just 30 seconds. Cutting angle, cross-sharpening and shaping the relief, it does not forget anything. The cutting angle can be from 118° to 135°, the diameter range is from 2.5 to 19 mm. The machine is easy to use but a DVD with clear and precise instructions is provided. The machine is delivered with a strong canvas bag, so you can take it with you to the job site when needed.

My opinion: This Tivoly drill grinder is by far my favourite! Don’t be fooled by its plastic structure which, at first glance, looks a bit cheap: it is a perfectly well-designed, very useful and extremely precise tool. Although it is mainly aimed at professionals, especially in view of its price, it also has what it takes to seduce demanding DIYers who want to take care of their equipment instead of necessarily buying new ones. Its little plus is obviously that it goes up to 19 mm, which is really excellent. As is often the case with this type of machine, you have to take your time to set it up properly, but once you have done so, the results are always up to expectations!

Holzmann BSG13PRO

Editor’s note: 5 / 5 | Price: See price on Amazon

Holzmann bsg13pro drill bit sharpener, the Holzmann BSG13PRO is an easy-to-use drill bit sharpener that guarantees fast and accurate sharpening at the same time. It does not require any special experience or knowledge: just place the tip inside the machine, set it up and it does all the work by itself! Thanks to its various locking devices, it can grind at angles ranging from 90° to 135° and can accommodate bits and drills with diameters ranging from 3 to 13 mm. Delivered with a diamond wheel and equipped with a powerful and durable motor, it weighs only 9.5 kg, which makes it convenient to carry. Especially since there is a handle on the top of the device to make it easier to hold.

My opinion: This Holzann sharpener is a professional tool that will satisfy all craftsmen looking for a quality tool to sharpen their drills. If this is your case, just know that no instructions in French are included. So even if the brand specifies that no previous experience is necessary, it is still better to know a little bit about how it works. Especially since it would be a shame to miss it since it is a powerful machine, well equipped (it comes with a complete set of pliers) and offers very good results. In this professional category, it is a good alternative to the Tivoly.

rating 4.5 out of 5

Tormek DBS-22

Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5 | Price: See price on Amazon

Tormek DBS-22 Drill SharpenerWith its DBS-22, Tormek offers a patented sharpening device with extreme precision. Designed for drills from 3 to 22 mm in diameter, it is able to adapt and adjust as needed to ensure optimal point and clearance angle (from 90° to 150°). Thanks to a system that continuously cools the metal, the drills are ground efficiently, without the risk of losing hardness or creating micro-cracks. That’s why all worn drill bits can go through this machine, even broken ones: they will come out with a perfect shape, adapted to the type of drilling for which they were made.

My opinion: All professionals and demanding do-it-yourselfers will agree with me: investing in an electric drill grinder is certainly a big investment, but it pays off very quickly when you have to deal with several dozen drills a year! This Tormek does not escape the high price, but for the time being it is incredibly accurate and efficient. The brand has really designed it with care and it shows: it is of high quality and even if it takes a little time to learn, it works terribly well. If you want to redo all your old drills and stop spending money in vain on new ones, this is clearly the machine for you!

Tivoly Drill Doctor XPK

Editor’s note: 4 / 5 | Price: See price on Amazon

Tivoly drill doctor xpk drill sharpener, The promise of Tivoly is always the same: the brand offers to bring drills back to life in less than 3 seconds! And this is what this Drill Doctor XPK is capable of doing, whether for metal or concrete drills (HSS, Cobalt, etc.). It performs both standard sharpening (conical relief) and more complex sharpening (with a cross point, in particular). As far as its point angle is concerned, it is 118° while the possible diameters go from 2.5 to 13 mm. In addition to its reversible wheel to double the number of uses, it can also be equipped with a 19 mm chuck to increase its capacity. With less than 2 kg on the scale, it is finally easy to move and store.

My opinion: If your drill sharpening needs are not huge or not too regular, I clearly advise you to go for this Tivoly! The Drill Doctor XPK is indeed proposed at a much more accessible price and it has no problem to be one of the best quality/price ratios in the market. As for the instructions, they are not always very clear and you may have to fumble to understand how it works (or find a tutorial on the internet). But once you do, you’ll have no trouble giving your drills a new lease on life, including cross drills, which is great. For occasional use, this is clearly the model I would recommend!

rating 3.5 out of 5

Tacklife MBG01A

Editor’s note: 3.5 / 5 | Price: See price on Amazon

Tacklife MBG01A Drill Grinder With its MBG01A, Tacklife offers a multifunctional grinder: 2 wheels are indeed present, a corundum wheel for tools such as scissors and axes and a diamond wheel for drills. Its possible applications are therefore numerous and it is suitable for DIY tools as well as for gardening tools or even household tools such as knives, for example. It is delivered with different accessories to be totally versatile and it is equipped with an adjustable guide as well as a cutting head with an adjustable angle. It can be adapted to all tools and all sharpening needs.

My opinion: The Tacklife MBG01A is interesting if your tool collection is getting quite large and you need a versatile machine able to maintain all the cutting edges. Drills but also saw blades or hedge trimmers, it is really able to tackle everything. But for that, you will of course be at the controls. Unlike the previous models, this is not an “automatic” sharpener: it is up to you to grind properly if you want to bring your drills back to life. It must be said that this is a small price, and of course, you can’t have everything!

Parkside PSS65A1

Editor’s note: 3.5 / 5 | Price: See price on Amazon

parkside drill sharpener pss65a1The Parkside PSS65A1 sharpening station ensures quick and easy sharpening of drills but also blades and chisels. Equipped with a high-quality diamond disc, its angle is adjustable between 15° and 50° and thanks to its twist drill bit, it can receive drills with a diameter between 3 and 10 mm. It also comes with 1 bit for knives, chisels and blades and 1 bit for chisels from 6 to 51 mm wide. At just over 1 kg, it is also light enough to be easily placed on any work surface. A transparent protection element keeps the sparks away for more safety.

My opinion: Parkside is a brand known for offering a low-cost tooling solution. The quality is certainly not the best but it is still interesting, especially when the tools are not used very regularly or intensively. This is especially the case with a drill grinder for home use and this is exactly why I could recommend this model. The sharpening is not really precise but it helps out well and on top of that, the machine is not expensive at all. And since the other bits provided make it more versatile, it can definitely be useful for you.

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