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Guides The Modding Toolbox: A Guide to Rotary Tools

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 24 Apr 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Xlog

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    Here's a question: are there any rotary tools, apart form Dremel 4000 series, that have constant speed control?
     
  3. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    I'll second 3M for really nice abrasives, it's just not worth bothering with cheap paper/pads.
    Proxxon's Micromot series (the IB/E and IBS/E specifically) are worth a look as an alternative to the higher-end Dremels. MUCH more sturdy construction, closer to a mini die-grinder. You can also go full-ham and stick them on one of their tiny mill/drill tables if you want to do something bonkers like mill your own custom micro-channel waterblock.
     
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  4. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    For woodwork, I've used 3M sandpaper but, now use Hermes Perdurable Silicon Carbide Sheets from Axminster, in my experience much more durable and tear resistant, especially sanding over edges and curves.
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Thanks. I know a guy that uses one of those air systems for a cnc spindle and I was wondering what search engine verbiage would bring it up. I also get why he doesn't pay much attention to spindle speeds now. :hehe:
     
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