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Dear All,

 

My nice Bergeon screwdriver set was chipped after few watch services, was looking for a sharpening kit to repair them, but I soon realized I own a Lansky knife sharpening kit, so I pop the screwdriver blade out and give it a try, the results are very promising, see the photos, it's easy to use and versatile, comes with different stones, if I like, I can even use the ceramic stone to give it a high polish, and I can always use it to sharpen my folding knives, what do you think? Love to hear them.

 

Darak

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1 minute ago, jguitron said:

Looks great!!!

Can you show a pic 90 degrees to the one you took?

I couldn’t open the vid. Maybe a Tapatalk issue?


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Hi Jguitron,

 

Sure, here you go, I didn't sharpen like a knife, the tip will be too fragile.

 

Darak

 

 

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Hi Jguitron,

 

Lansky is known for its easy sharpening system, it’s not challenging at all to sharpen either a screwdriver bit or knife with this kit and I can reproduce the results consistently, you can see the video that I post, I can view the video via the phone, just need to wait, or view it on a PC.

 

The screwdrivers that I fixed today are 0.6, 0.8, 1.0, 1.2 mm, all come out beautifully, but I need to say, using the Lansky kit are more fiddly, you need to take out the bit from the handle, fix it on the Lansky jig and sharpen it, versus a screwdriver sharpening kit(sharpening stone and screwdriver roller), but the Lansky kit comes with a lot of different stones of your choice and you can sharpen your knife with it.

 

For my use, because I’m just a hobbies, I don't need to sharpen my screwdriver that often, so the Lansky works great for me, if this hobby become more serious, means need to sharpen them every day, I might buy a professional screwdriver sharpening set, with a lot of different stones.

 

Darak

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I'm not familiar with the tool you are using, but it looks like it is giving good results.

Screwdrivers are more forgiving than knives with shapening, to sharpen my screwdreivers I purchased a 240 grit and 400 grit diamond sharpening plate off ebay for just $3 or $4 each and have one an A&F spring loaded screwdriver holder for sharpening and find that gives me pretty good results.

The most important thing is using your Loupe to check you have inserted the screwdriver correctly before sharpening.

Also if you are removing a chip on the blade you will normally have to hold the blade at 90 degrees to the diamond plate and take a small amount off the end so they screwdriver blade once sharpened to ensure it doesn't bottom out in the screw.

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  miniture screw drivers can be nicely "by eye".   it is not "an art",  but the result of a machinest's  apprentiship.   twist drills can aso sharpened "by eye".  i will admit the small ones can be dificult ---- practice.   vin

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I tend to just use my "metric calibrated eye",  ;) and of course files/fine grit paper.

You can use one of these, If your eye requires a little more precise calibration. 

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They do work, but you will still end up finishing by hand/eye with good magnification, and obviously they only work with straight blades, so not much use for drill sharpening or cross headed drivers.

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19 hours ago, Darak said:

My nice Bergeon screwdriver set was chipped after few watch services,

I recall a fairly recent topic which where some was saying that Bergeon screwdriver had become worse and worse with time. We got the proof here. 

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3 hours ago, AndyHull said:

They do work, but you will still end up finishing by hand/eye with good magnification, and obviously they only work with straight blades, so not much use for drill sharpening or cross headed drivers.

Sharpening is a science and an industry. Trivia facts follow

Drill_Point_Geometry_nt.pdf

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