Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Thoroughbreed, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Thoroughbreed

    Thoroughbreed Member

    Ok, my question is this:
    What size are the bits that are used for grabirons, mu hoses and so forth?
    And will they fit into a standard dremel type tool? Or do I need a "pin vise" type attachment?
  2. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member


    I usually use #79 drills to drill the holes for grab irons, lift rings, etc.

    For MU hoses, something bigger like a #68.

    What tools to use will vary from person to person.. I've used a pin vise all this time with no problems.
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Running those tiny drill bits in a dremel might be possible, but I would not recommend it. Broken bits fly at high speed and can do lots of damage...

    A pin vise is much easier to control, and it does not take long to drill through most plastics, resin or wood. Brass is not much tougher...

    This is a great pin vise that comes with some of the bits you might need:,180,42337

  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    If you are trying to drill through plastic, those tiny bits will not only break easily in a Dremel, but the Dremel won't run slow enough to keep from melting the plastic.
  5. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    There is a way by using a battery power Dremel..You don't want a fully charged battery but,one that is about half charged and I use the 5,000rpm setting.. It takes a very few seconds but, DO NOT FORCE the bit..Let it do the work...You see IF you FORCE the bit it will break as noted above.
    Also Dremel makes a collet set for small drill bits and they also make a dandy drill bit set as well...
  6. Thoroughbreed

    Thoroughbreed Member

    I found a 20 piece set including vise on Ebay for $8 plus $4 shipping at the following auction #260036204035.

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