Phone: 541-488-2224
Toll-Free: 800-418-1439
Fax: 541-552-1377

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Mailing Address:
210 E Hersey St.
Ashland, OR 97520 US

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Save Money. Save Time. Sharpen your drills with a Darex sharpener!

Expandable tool sharpener that grows with your needs
XT-3000 If you want the right point for the job sharpened quickly and simply the Darex XT-3000 is for you. It sharpens a wide variety of sizes and styles of drills and other tools with ease and accuracy. A rock solid, heavy duty machine capable of sharpening all day, every day.

Company Profile

Darex began in 1973 in Beecher, Illinois. The D, A and R of Darex are the initials of three generations of the Bernard family; David, Arthur and Richard Bernard. David and his father Richard, founded Darex. Grandfather Arthur Bernard, who earlier founded the Bernard Welding Company, contributed his energy and guidance to Darex. In 1978, Darex relocated to Ashland, Oregon where they are located today. Darex has since grown to produce the world’s best selling industrial drill sharpeners. Whether a shop does high-tech mass production, or creative custom fabrication, there's a Darex drill sharpener that will help lower tool costs and make those tough jobs run smoothly.

Product Categories of Darex

  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Units
  • Dust Collectors & Air Filtration
  • Grinding Attachments & Accessories
  • Grinding Machines, Tool, Cutter & Drill Point
  • Plant Maintenance and Repair Equipment
  • Woodworking Equipment

Trade Names

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Product Announcements Provided By Darex

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New - Deluxe 4 axis CNC drill sharpener

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Darex Celebrates 40 Years
The drill sharpener manufacturer was founded in Illinois in 1973.

Automated Sharpening Function Expanded
Darex will introduce its XT-3000 auto sharpener which automates the drill-sharpening function of the existing XT-3000 sharpener for faster and more consistent sharpening on a range of drills.

Leadership Change at Darex
The company has announced its new president.

Automated Drill Sharpener Monitors Sharpening Process for Maintenance Issues
Darex LLC’s XT-3000 auto sharpener completely automates the drill sharpening function of the already versatile XT-3000 sharpener.

Auto Sharpener
The XT-3000 auto sharpener automates the drill sharpening of the XT-3000 sharpener.

Automated Drill Sharpening
 The XT-3000 sharpener now features a completely automated drill-sharpening function to enable faster and more consistent sharpening.

Drill Sharpener Helps Shop Hone Competitive Edge
 Bringing drill sharpening operations in-house saved both time and money at this Chicago-based manufacturer. However, the sharpener itself, Darex’s XPS-16, provided additional benefits—with high accuracy and consistent results, the machine helped the company maintain precision and quality.

Drill Sharpener Features New Chuck Attachment
Darex introduces the first of several new attachments for its XT-3000 Xpandable tool sharpener, which sharpens a variety of drills and cutting tools. The new chuck allows users to accurately grip common shank diameter and Morse taper drills to expand the range of cutting tools that the user can re-sharpen.

Four-Axis CNC Drill Sharpener
According to the company, the XPS-16 CNC drill sharpener can reproduce complex, high-tech points found on premium HSS and carbide drills. This sharpener is designed for shops that require precision, simplicity and productivity, the company says. A collet chuck version of the auto sharpener is available.

Gear Manufacturer Cuts Costs By Reclaiming Used Tools
This gear manufacturer needed to reduce high costs resulting from replacing dull drill bits or sending them out for sharpening. With the XT3000 Xpandable tool sharpener from Darex, the shop has done just that. In addition, the device allows the company to custom-sharpen drills for specific jobs. 

Attachments for Tool Sharpeners

Jerked Into The Digital Age
Whether your company is a manufacturer with a product line or a job shop offering machining services, a Web site can be an important part of your marketing effort. Here is advice on making that Web site work more effectively for you. (2002 Guide To Metalworking On The Internet)

Multi-Axis Drill Sharpening Made Easy
Today, metalworking is privy to some very remarkable performances by the combination of things mechanical and things electronic--mechtronics. We've seen the reality of lights out shift operations. Programming systems that make what was state of the art 5 years ago seem like writing with a hammer and chisel. An example of the melding of mechtronics is this new drill sharpening system.