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    Speaking to them once at the returns counter they told me how people would buy big screen TV’s for the Superbowl or other playoff final type events, and return them shortly thereafter. That’s abuse in my mind. No different than buying a tool for a job and returning after it is done with HD or Lowes.

    Our Costco sells those big Igloo coolers. She was returning something and someone was returning a cooler. It was bloody. The guy said he used it for fishing and didn’t like it. At least they could have rinsed it out.

    Some people have no class, whatsoever.

    A friend of mine works for a local wine distributor and he said they have to bite all the returns from Costco but the sales more than makes up for it. I wonder if that’s how it is for all companies selling to Costco.

    #304546

    Sparky603
    Pro
    Rural, NH

    A friend of mine works for a local wine distributor and he said they have to bite all the returns from Costco but the sales more than makes up for it. I wonder if that’s how it is for all companies selling to Costco.

    I had a membership for a short time, and I remember it having something to do with them not being an authorized retailer for much of what they sell, so they take it back generously.

    3rd gen. master electrician / electrical contractor. Professional tradesman since 1987.

    #304909

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Speaking to them once at the returns counter they told me how people would buy big screen TV’s for the Superbowl or other playoff final type events, and return them shortly thereafter. That’s abuse in my mind. No different than buying a tool for a job and returning after it is done with HD or Lowes.

    Technically once it is sold it cannot be sold again. A lot of Reman stuff you buy is a result of these types of returns and why I am not hesitant to buy reman stuff.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #305223

    Check out “Toms Techniques” on You Tube.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqR9wRW2JYXOlpqiN8C0dIg

    He has a video on sharpening drill bits. I have not tried it myself….yet.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #305272

    asevereid
    Pro
    Kamloops, BC

    I’ve read through this thread and seen that the consensus on brads is to chuck ’em once dull….but does anyone have a method for sharpening them?
    I just picked u a 25 piece set and don’t feel like chucking any of ’em out once they are dulling.

    Lurking Hit and Run poster.

    #305275

    Doobie
    Pro
    Ajax, ON

    Speaking to them once at the returns counter they told me how people would buy big screen TV’s for the Superbowl or other playoff final type events, and return them shortly thereafter. That’s abuse in my mind. No different than buying a tool for a job and returning after it is done with HD or Lowes.

    Our Costco sells those big Igloo coolers. She was returning something and someone was returning a cooler. It was bloody. The guy said he used it for fishing and didn’t like it. At least they could have rinsed it out.

    Some people have no class, whatsoever.

    A friend of mine works for a local wine distributor and he said they have to bite all the returns from Costco but the sales more than makes up for it. I wonder if that’s how it is for all companies selling to Costco.

    They do have to in order to deal with Costco.

    I like Costco, but you still have to know your prices on anything you buy there as well as to how whatever make and model of something they sell stacks up to other products out there in the marketplace.

    I noticed over the last 5 years or so, they seem to carry a lot less tools. Is that just in Canada, or is that the same in the US as well.

    Kevin.

    Support your local VIKING.

    #305434

    Check out “Toms Techniques” on You Tube.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqR9wRW2JYXOlpqiN8C0dIg

    He has a video on sharpening drill bits. I have not tried it myself….yet.

    Thanks for the video Jim and welcome to BTP. Wow, lots of steps involved in sharpening. Always thought it was like sharpening a pencil. Good video!

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    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Check out “Toms Techniques” on You Tube.

    Great video Thank you for posting.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #305534

    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    I’ve read through this thread and seen that the consensus on brads is to chuck ‘em once dull….but does anyone have a method for sharpening them?
    I just picked u a 25 piece set and don’t feel like chucking any of ‘em out once they are dulling.

    There’s gotta be a way but I have never done it. Thankfully mine don’t get dull all that often. I think I have only ever replaced the 7mm that I used to do shelf pins in the past.

    Neat video @jimdaddyo

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #305581

    roninohio
    Pro
    New Franklin, OH

    I have tried sharpening on the grinder before and just made things worse. I also have broken a lot of small bits. I hate when you break them and you are missing part of your set. Then when I get to the store I can’t remember which ones I need.
    What is the best brand of bits to buy?

    #305654

    Anonymous

    Check out “Toms Techniques” on You Tube.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqR9wRW2JYXOlpqiN8C0dIg

    He has a video on sharpening drill bits. I have not tried it myself….yet.

    Good info, thanks

    #355728

    Was taught free-hand many years ago when I started my apprenticeship and have done it that way ever since. You develop a feel and the most important thing is to keep the drill cool – If you overheat it while grinding, it won’t cut butter.

    #355730

    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    Was taught free-hand many years ago when I started my apprenticeship and have done it that way ever since. You develop a feel and the most important thing is to keep the drill cool – If you overheat it while grinding, it won’t cut butter.

    If you over heat it and ruin the heat treat. I wonder if you can re heat treat it and fix it.

    #356047

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    If you over heat it and ruin the heat treat. I wonder if you can re heat treat it and fix it.

    I don’t believe you can.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #356090

    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    I was taught a long time ago to sharpen drill bits by hand. With my eye sight failing a bit these days, I can still do the larger sizes but when it come down to the smaller sizes I use my drill doctor

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #356255

    There are a few Tormek clones out there that have accessories to adapt the wet grinder for different blade/drill sharpening. I know that Grizzly make one and Craftex (Busy Bee) up here in Canada have the exact same model.

    It’s a nice luxury but an expensive one. You’re looking at $200+ for the unit. That is small potatoes, however, compared to the actual Tormek.

    Finesse has a big part to play and you can usually keep your bits and blades from burning by using good technique.

    #356351

    staker
    Pro

    I use the belt or disc sander free hand.

    #357092

    rylim
    Pro
    Missouri City, Texas

    Has anyone tried to sharpen carbide miter saw blade ? I heard some of my friends said that carbide miter saw blade couldn’t be sharpened.

    #357117

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Has anyone tried to sharpen carbide miter saw blade ? I heard some of my friends said that carbide miter saw blade couldn’t be sharpened.

    Yes it can be sharpened. The best thing to do is sent the blade to a pro sharping shop. I use Forrest blades.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #357338

    This guy has a bunch of sharpening (by hand) vids too, this one is brad point. Now, he has been at it a long time and is pretty quick, but he makes it pretty easy to understand.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

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