Re: Drill Bits and MiniMate


James F. Brewer <jfbrewer@...>
 

Denny,

Based on your and Pierre's comments on the MiniMate, I plan to buy one soon. I usually buy my drill bits from Micro-Mark, who advertise them as "high speed steel." Are these good to use in the MiniMate? Any other suggestions for drill bits? Many thanks.

Jim Brewer
Glenwood MD

----- Original Message -----
From: Denny Anspach
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7:25 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Single-sheathed box cars


> .....all of the holes I
> drill in resin , I use a Dremel Mini-Mite. A battery powered moto-
> tool.
> If you're careful and use the right feed rate and speed you can also
> successfully use this tool for styrene as well.
> Drilling 36 holes becomes a job of mere minutes.

I will second that. Just don't try to use carbide bits this way,
however. You (meaning me, of course) cannot hold the tool steady
enough to avoid bit breakage.

The battery-powered Dremel tools are a godsend.

Denny

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