Darex LLC’s XT-3000 auto sharpener completely automates the drill sharpening function of the already versatile XT-3000 sharpener. This is designed to enable faster and more consistent sharpening of many types of drills. The XT is already a workhorse sharpener with capability to not only sharpen drills, but also countersinks, brad points, left hand drills, and more. The feature will allow the user to simply align the drill, push the start button and allow the auto sharpening feature to regrind the bit to specs within ANSI standards. Every person in a shop can achieve sharp results every time, no special setups required, the company says. It is designed to sharpen drill sizes 3 to 21 mm simply, easily and quickly. Not only does the auto sharpener sharpen drills, it is also programmed to monitor and provide the number of sharpenings it has completed. This enables the user to not only measure the productivity, but also alert the user to perform regular maintenance to keep the machine running with no down time. This expanded capability will take sharpening throughput to new heights.
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