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spitfire303
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2008 - 04:48 AM UTC
the tamiya elctric handy drill, I found that the RPM is around 450



it looks a little bit like a toy but... you never know. I may buy this one or a handy drill.
what do you think? Anyone know this thingy?

thank you
Spit
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2008 - 05:14 AM UTC
Hi there Spit

I suppose drills come in many shapes and designs. It could be a very steady hand grip for certain drilling or shaping tasks.

One thing,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, if it turns out to be a real pig in a poke,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, you can always paint it black and hold up the nearest tool store for some serious Dremils !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just don't tell anyone that I suggested it though!

Nige
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2008 - 05:27 AM UTC
Or use it for stirring paint..


Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 03:56 AM UTC
thanks
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 05:26 AM UTC
Looks like you'd get strictly hobby related use from this. I have a Black & Decker 9.6 volt hand drill next to my desk. It has adjustable torque and if I need a drill in the house, it's right there. I guess this would come down to a question of price/usefullness.
Murdo
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 05:35 AM UTC
You might find that it's great for drilling plastic. The low revs should prevent burning / melting. Best rotary tool I ever bought was from "Woolies", cost about a tenner and ran from 0 to about 3000 rpm.

At low settings it was great for plastic.

It died. I haven't come across another since.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 05:38 AM UTC

Ya "killed " it .................dont deny it ............
Look s a handy piece ...mmmmmmmm!
aye
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Murdo
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 05:40 AM UTC

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Ya "killed " it .................dont deny it ............
aye
BARV
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I reckon it was "Murder by proxy" It was fine till the Dark Side turned up...
SSGToms
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 07:54 AM UTC
Pawel, save your money and put it toward a Dremel Stylus. Much more versatile, adjustable speed, rechargable, and very easy to handle. My wife got me one last Christmas and I just love it.
spitfire303
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 08:07 AM UTC
thank you for your advices.

Mathew, I looked on the dremel stylus. It' s 5000 RPM / minute. Isn't too fast for modelling? In France this thing from the shop is out of my range price (100E). I would try to get some from ebay maybe. One question however. I don't think I would be able to use one from US as the voltage of the charging base must be different (110V in US 220V in Europe).
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 09:45 AM UTC
Pawel

Dremel will have that covered as they will want to sell worldwide. You will be able to get the charger unit in 220v I am sure.

http://www.dremeleurope.com/dremelocs-uk/Product.jsp;jsessionid=15757407D1E38E25B9C6ADEEF1A8E7EB?&ccat_id=674&prod_id=298

Give them an email to get the details. Looks like a tool worth saving up for,

All the best

Nige
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 01:45 PM UTC
5000 RPM sounds fast, but it doesn't melt styrene at all. I use mine all the time for drilling, cutting and grinding. It goes for $70 here, which is 47.56 Euro - wonder why it's twice the price over there?
spitfire303
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 09:03 PM UTC

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5000 RPM sounds fast, but it doesn't melt styrene at all. I use mine all the time for drilling, cutting and grinding. It goes for $70 here, which is 47.56 Euro - wonder why it's twice the price over there?



he, he, because they're EVIL the less expensive I found was 82E...
I found on ebay.com for the price you say but I must add some 30$ for shipping.

thank you Nige, I sent an email to dremel. I hope to get an answer soon.

thx guys
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2008 - 06:58 AM UTC
Pawel, I have to agree with the Stylus recommendation. I have one and love it. It's small and fits perfectly in your hand, uses all of the Dremel attachments, holds a charge for a long time and the speed is adjustable. I've drilled many holes into plastic and have never had a problem with it melting. Plus, I've found it to be powerful enough to use for small jobs around the house.
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2008 - 07:50 AM UTC
thanks Cary, I'm trying to get one on ebay in Germany. Can't find any for a reasonable some of money here in France. For now I ordered the manual one and some 20 drills.
Thank you.
Spit
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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 03:34 PM UTC
The best tool for drilling and grinding, and shaping plastic models is the Micro-Detailer by "Production Industries", viz:

http://www.michtoy.com/MTSCnewSite/supplies_folder/cutting_drilling/md1001_micro.html

It used to be sold pretty exclusively by the now defunct "WWII Modelmaker" website, along with a great selection of tiny drillbits and burrs. Low RPMs, so the plastic wouldn't melt, great control, lightweight, and not terribly expensive (I seem to recall it was in the $20-$30 range). Pretty much replaced my cumbersome Dremel Tool. I think it is probably my favorite, most useful too. I highly recommend it!

Rory
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