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Drill Doctor-- related to old drill bit post

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Default Drill Doctor-- related to old drill bit post

In an earlier post about drilling and liquids, a few guys talked about Drill Doctor experiences, good and bad.
Here's a little background they may not be aware of, from my own personal experience:

I bought a Darex drill doctor many years ago, and like one or two of the other guys, it just didn't work right. So I gave up on it. This was the taller model, not the current low-profile one.

Then years later, a guy on rec.crafts.metalworking told about Darex offering to replace the chucks on those older machines for free. Seems some of the original cams were out of proper alignment.
I contacted them and they did replace the chucks for free, (both the 1/2' and the 3/4"). Wow, it worked great after that.
Darex did continue that program for several years, but they did discontinue it 4 or 5 years ago.
Don't know if they would still sell you new cams for the old machines or not, but it sure wouldn't hurt to ask.

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Thanks !

I'll have to check into that.
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