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bleak

Posted - 2007 September 29 :  11:40:46 PM  Show Profile
I recently bought one of these, used, with no acsescories as I thought they'd be easy to get. However; they're not. Does anyone know of a place where I can buy them?

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Defiant

Posted - 2007 September 30 :  12:53:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit Defiant's Homepage
Hm. What size is the collet?


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bleak

Posted - 2007 September 30 :  01:08:21 AM  Show Profile
I don't know; but I THINK it's either one-eighth inch, or one-sixteenth inch. I'm not sure, though.


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Dump_The_Air

Posted - 2007 September 30 :  01:09:05 AM  Show Profile
Was it made by Binford Tools?




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bleak

Posted - 2007 September 30 :  04:26:38 AM  Show Profile



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mukilteojoe

Posted - 2007 September 30 :  04:38:24 AM  Show Profile
If it's the Tim Allen model it must have been reamed out to 3/16".

mukilteojoe






Modeling the Skykomish sub, just before BSB - at least in my head.

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Kodiak Island Modeler

Posted - 2007 September 30 :  05:20:40 AM  Show Profile
You might be wise to just go get a Dremel. Sometimes you can get them with packeges of accessories at very reasonable prices. Accessories for them can be found at Wal Mart, or most hardware stores and lumber yards. Otherwise take the tool with you (making sure that the store knows you brought it with you) to said stores and test fit their supplies. I had exactly the same thing many years ago. I bought some tools at an estate auction. There was a clunky metal bodied moto-type tool in a box of stuff that I purchased. It worked good, but I couldn't find accessories for it anywhere. After several years of it being in my way, I finaaly went and bought a Dremel, and that thing went to the dumpster.


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Michigan Central

Posted - 2007 September 30 :  06:12:04 AM  Show Profile
I am not seeing why folks are so ga ga about the dremel. I hate mine so much it almost never gets used.

It gets my vote as the most overated hobby tool ever.


Obviously someone is buying MT fantasy cars, could it be you?

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Rusty

Posted - 2007 September 30 :  07:57:21 AM  Show Profile
I've always owned at least 1 Dremel Tool.
Right now I own 2, one a cordless and one on a cord.
Other than a good pair of tweezers, they are the one
of the most used tools I own.
I wouldn't be caught trackside without one.
R



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Bundesbahn

Posted - 2007 September 30 :  08:14:57 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Michigan Central

I am not seeing why folks are so ga ga about the dremel. I hate mine so much it almost never gets used.

It gets my vote as the most overated hobby tool ever.


Each tool is made for a specific purpose. With the Dremel it is the other way around



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dks2855

Posted - 2007 September 30 :  08:30:13 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Rusty

I've always owned at least 1 Dremel Tool.
Right now I own 2, one a cordless and one on a cord.
Other than a good pair of tweezers, they are the one
of the most used tools I own.
I wouldn't be caught trackside without one.
R



Same here. It was the first powered tool I owned for modeling use. At present, it is still the only powered tool I own for modeling use. I've used Dremels so much I wore out two, and am on my third.



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Michigan Central

Posted - 2007 September 30 :  09:22:41 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Each tool is made for a specific purpose. With the Dremel it is the other way around



Good one!


Obviously someone is buying MT fantasy cars, could it be you?

http://z11.invisionfree.com/N_Scale_Talk

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rschaffter

Posted - 2007 September 30 :  09:44:31 AM  Show Profile
I use mine for grinding and cutting, and it does that well, but it is too fast for drilling. I've heated drill bits red hot with one.

Cheers,
Rod Schaffter
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On your Layout, do what you think is fun. If it doesn't work, fix it and learn from the experience so you will have fun next time. It's your Railroad.

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South of the Border

Posted - 2007 September 30 :  11:35:49 AM  Show Profile
Just get a package of various size collets. Dremel #4485 has 4 collets (1/8", 3/32", 1/16", and 1/32") plus a retaining nut. Then use the one that fits your accessories.



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biker_ray_pa

Posted - 2007 September 30 :  11:47:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit biker_ray_pa's Homepage
You could also try a universal quick-change chuck. I have one of these on my rotary tool and it works quite well.

http://tinyurl.com/2zcdvl


Western Allegheny RR
www.westernallegheny.com

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mmagliaro

Posted - 2007 September 30 :  12:47:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit mmagliaro's Homepage
I use my Dremel for the cut-off discs, and for grinding/reaming out metal. Other than that,
it's all hand tools, ESPECIALLY for drilling. I do have the Micro-Mark mill, which is awesome for
frame machining and slow-motion precision drilling.

There are many things about the Dremel I don't like, like it's penchant for having low power at
low speeds, but in spite of that, it's a very useful tool and I'll buy another one when my current one
wears out.


-- Max

N Scale steam for the masses

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