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If you have a spot of flatness around, e.g. some steel or a granite countertop, then try rolling the bit between the hard surface and a piece of hardwood such as maple.  And even if you don't have a hard surface, then try rolling it between two pieces of maple for a while.  It might likely work for you.


You might also reduce the driving pressure when drilling -- let the bit do the work.

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Try heating the bit red hot (hold it in pliers), and then stir it in vegetable oil to harden.  Let it cool.  Then bake in oven at ~400F for 30' or so.  


You can tell when it's hot 'n ready to dunk in the oil when it is no longer attracted to a magnet, but don't heat the bit beyond that point.

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