1st Machine Tool Accessories Ltd

Machine Tool
Workholding Specialists

10th January 2017

Automate and Increase Productivity with a Darex Drill Sharpener

Darex Drill Sharpener XT3000

Darex offers the world’s bestselling state-of-the-art sharpening tools for your business. Extend the life of your cutting tools with the full range of commercial drill sharpening products and parts.

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. Imagine, for the price of a couple of hundred drills, you can sharpen in-house for only pennies a drill. Using the patented cad/cam design allows anyone to be a sharpening expert with a few minutes of instruction.


Available as both an attachment to a standard XT-3000, and as its own unit, the Darex XT-3000 Auto is an affordable way to bridge the gap between a manually operated machine and a fully automated CNC sharpening system. It provides fast payback and is easily integrated into your workflow, always delivering consistent results regardless of operator skill levels, so is ideal for multi-shift manufacturing operations and extended production runs. The XT-3000 Auto Sharp does everything the XT-3000 does; but increases productivity by automatic sharpening – and at a very affordable price.

In operation, a blunt drill is loaded into the holder and its flutes are aligned. The collet is then loaded into the automated drive unit and paramenters such as point angle, stock removal, and number of drills to be sharpened are specified on the control unit. The operator simply presses the cycle start button to initiate the drill’s refurbishment at constant cutting speed and load.


If you want to see how much money a Darex Drill Sharpener could save your shop, input your figures into our Darex Return on Investment Calculator and be amazed with the savings.

Sheffield-based Evenort saved so much through using the XT-3000 that it paid for itself in three months. Works manager Darren Roberts explains:

“All of our machine operators are able to sharpen their own twist drills on the Darex. It takes 15 minutes to learn how to use it and a drill is sharpened in a couple of minutes, so it is back in production quickly.”

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See for yourself how easily the Darex range of drill sharpeners can sharpen your drills. You can arrange a FREE onsite demonstration from one of our technical representatives by contacting us on 01725 512517 or enquiries@1mta.com.

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