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>> Home > Forum > General Resources > Are these any good
Are these any good
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onetenor
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Forum Posts: 482
20th Nov 2018 23:19  
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Are these any good --https://www.banggood.com/Paron-JX-D5301-Multifunctional-Ratc...

RNinMunich
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20th Nov 2018 23:27  
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Mornin' John, (Well it is here!)
I have something very similar and it works well, was using it tonight to make some test leads for Colins Taycol Supermarine, which is chuntering away behind me running in it's new bearings 😉
If you don't already have such a tool Go for it👍
Benefit of that one is that it has interchangeable heads for different sizes, Better 'n mine 😭
Cheers, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
ChrisG
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22nd Nov 2018 15:42  
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Hello John
I got very similar from Maplins now sadly missed and they work well and look much like the tools featured on your website. Not sure they would cope with an 8 hour day 7 days a week but wonderful for the modeller. Not a bad price either.
Regards Chris G

onetenor
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23rd Nov 2018 05:26  
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Guten morgen meine freunde. An Munchen alles gute Ja? That'll do for now as my deutsch is not very good. I've tried to order the crimper but the Pay Pal will not go through for some reason. I'll try again later. Danke meine Freunde.👍 Which are better drills . Cobalt, titanium,or tungsten? I have a drill that will go through taps and drills but it is a bit too big for the job I'm doing. That's assuming I can ever find it again. I would order a smaller one but can't remember where from. It was ground to an odd geometry and cut in chips in low speed but high pressure.👍

RNinMunich
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23rd Nov 2018 08:13  
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Mornin' John,
Re drill bits: not really my field, as a 'lecktrickery eng., but to drill tool steel I would guess cobalt or at least titanium.
I'm sure one of the many Toolmakers on the site can correct me.

Good luck with the crimper. Advantage of that set is that there is also a versatile wire stripper with it👍

Alles in Ordnung in München, but bl***y cold 😲
All the best, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
gerritv
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Forum Posts: 12
23rd Nov 2018 13:53  
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I buy my small drill bits from https://www.microscrews-shop.nl/ Excellent quality. I use them in steel and stainless as well as aluminium. For brass I dull them slightly and keep in separate box.
Are you drilling tool steel (aka silver steel) or High Speed Steel? Tool steel is no problem for the drills I buy above.

His hardware is also of excellent quality.

(I don't pay the VAT because in Canada, which offsets the shipping cost.)


Restoring a 1:72 HMCS Athabaskan (G07)
onetenor
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Forum Posts: 482
25th Nov 2018 02:00  
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I'm thinking of using MASONRY drills sharpened up. I've seen a demo on U tube of this. Some yrs ago I got a set of those drills that are supposed to drill through anything. First one I tried now has a flat end.I couldn't find my membership no so can't send them back.Bugger😤👍. They have tips like masonry drills so might touch them up and have a go. It's the carbide tips that do the job. It'a allen screws I'm drilling so what is that HSS or tool or something in between?

gerritv
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25th Nov 2018 03:55  
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Those would not be HSS (which is rock hard in layman's terms). Any good quality drill bit will go through those. The ones from microscrews will work nicely.


Restoring a 1:72 HMCS Athabaskan (G07)
onetenor
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Forum Posts: 482
2nd Dec 2018 01:43  
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I've ordered some Cobalt drills from Microscrews . Blimey aren't the postal charges a killer. About 6 Euros for 3 drills With VaT about 11 quid odd. Mind you they'll last a long time😋👍

gerritv
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Forum Posts: 12
4th Dec 2018 21:47  
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At least you have postal service, the clowns over here arranged for delivery backups of international parcels well into next year. Can't even order from most places outside Canada as they won't accept post from overseas for at least another month.

When I do get to order from EU/UK, I save the VAT but pay it on shipping :-)


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jarvo
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Forum Posts: 556
5th Dec 2018 21:08  
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Hi Gerrity, you are suffering the lasting effects of Moya Green, she wrecked Canada Post, she has just left Royal Mail in almost as bad a position, we were told there was no christmas post date for Canada back in September

Regards

Mark


Etherow Model Boat Club
gerritv
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Forum Posts: 12
6th Dec 2018 00:21  
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Maybe but someone else had 8 years after her along with the union to get to today's place. Esp. in recent years the union demand history reminds me of Billy Connolly's Demands Keep Changing skit.

To the original poster, sorry for the diversion. I hope you are not disappointed in the drills!


Restoring a 1:72 HMCS Athabaskan (G07)
onetenor
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Forum Posts: 482
19th Dec 2018 01:12  
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Hi all I managed to order crimpers £24 odd also got drills but not impressed. A new tool display coming up. Any use to us?
https://www.banggood.com/search/grooving-tool.html?sbc=1
Groovy or what?👍

gerritv
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Forum Posts: 12
19th Dec 2018 12:18  
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Are the drills not sharp? Drilling oversized/undersized? I love mine, in steel (esp drill rod/silver steel), al and brass (although most drills unmodified are a bit grabby in brass).


Restoring a 1:72 HMCS Athabaskan (G07)
onetenor
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Forum Posts: 482
21st Dec 2018 02:18  
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The drills not very effective and blunted quickly and as a result they overheated. Very disappointed.Will source from U'K Cheaper postage and drills Ha Ha👍

gerritv
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Forum Posts: 12
23rd Dec 2018 02:47  
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Perhaps it is what you are trying to drill and thus using the wrong drill technology? If I can drill silver steel/drill rod and stainless all day long with them then it is not the drills. (My main hobby is machining)


Restoring a 1:72 HMCS Athabaskan (G07)
onetenor
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Forum Posts: 482
24th Dec 2018 02:13  
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I'm only drilling Allen screws but not making much progress. I'll get some HSS to see if they👍 do the job.
Crimpers arrived today. They seem to be good and solid with plenty of interchangeable heads. Not played with it yet.👍

gerritv
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Forum Posts: 12
24th Dec 2018 02:58  
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You are getting HSS drill bits (the ones from Microscrews are HSS) or you are going to try drilling HSS? HSS is generally rock hard and them tempered.
I will verify that the drills I bought from Microscrews work on Allen screws, I think I have already done that but will check.

If the screws are stainless, then it is likely that the screws work harden while drilling making the task challenging. Stainless can be a major pita to work.


Restoring a 1:72 HMCS Athabaskan (G07)
gerritv
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28th Dec 2018 14:29  
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One thing to perhaps change is to run the small drills slower. I know the usual wisdom says to run at high RPM but without a high feed in rate to with it, the drills will just rub and heat up. Slower RPM allows hand feeding without that overheating risk. Feed pressure of course needs to stay within the limits of the drill size, a 1mm drill can only take so much axial load.
A side benefit in stainless is less risk of work hardening.


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