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Can anyone suggest a good Dremmel? And a good pin vise?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:35 am
by Larro
Looking into buying one of these. Anyone have any experience with one?

Also, can anyone suggest a proper pin vise? For some reason, I'm having trouble using my pin vise to dig through metal models these days. The vise holds the bit for a while, but eventually becomes a little loose and I need to then open and re-screw the stupid top portion. Are there any powered pin vises/mini-drills to use for pinning metal models?

- Larry

Re: Can anyone suggest a good Dremmel? And a good pin vise?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:12 am
by DiceDogsPete
Larry, check out micromark. They make pretty good quality tools. I bought a pin vice from them about 6 or 7 years ago and it works great, I never have any problems. Worst case the bit dulls and you order a new one. They also carry dremmels, but I have no experience with theirs specifically.

RE: Power drilling fine scale models, any problems you might have will be because of the bits - too much friction will melt the ones commonly used in pin vices. Of course, U can find higher quality bits and even use a regular power drill assuming you secure the model in a vice and work carefully.

Re: Can anyone suggest a good Dremmel? And a good pin vise?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:54 am
by ZiggyQubert
When it comes to drilling I use a variable speed cordless drill, never had a problem with it, just hold the model in your fiongers and be carefull.

Of cource if you are getting a dremel you can use the dremel as a drill and kill 2 birds with one stone!

I use a plugin variable speed dremel made by dremel (not sure whitch one exactly) but any of there dremels are good, I would not recomend a cordless dremel as they tend to lack some punch (which you need if you are dealing with metal alot) and tend to run out of power when you need them.

Re: Can anyone suggest a good Dremmel? And a good pin vise?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:00 pm
by Guy In Suit
I love my cordless dremel, it can do a solid run before needing a recharge. I also just hold the modes in my hand.

The hardest part for me is finding and keeping good bits. They tend to be shitty and break a lot, or just get dull and take forever.

Re: Can anyone suggest a good Dremmel? And a good pin vise?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:17 pm
by WickerNipple
Also have to highly recommend the cordless variety.

They added a lithium ion version last year that's a huge improvement over earlier cordless options.

Re: Can anyone suggest a good Dremmel? And a good pin vise?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:14 pm
by Anger Worm
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