Re: Drill Bits and MiniMate


It is my experience that most drill failures are from mishandling, not poor drills, especially when you are drilling into plastic, wood, or resin. I pick mine up at a local hobby shop and have at least 3 of each in stock when I start a project. I've broken more by stupidly laying down the Dremel than anything else. #76-80 are my most used sizes.

J. Stephen (Steve) Sandifer
Home: 12027 Mulholland Dr., Meadows Place, TX 77477, 281-568-9918
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----- Original Message -----
From: James F. Brewer
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Drill Bits and MiniMate


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.


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