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What sort of drill do you guys recommend for me if I were interested in using both 1/8 and 1/16 sized magnets to create interchangeable weapons.
I've heard conflicting things about dremel and pin vices. Some people say dremel tends to melt the piece it's making a hole in, whereas i've also heard mixed things about pin vices.
Does anyone have a good link to somewhere that sells drills/pin vices that are good for warhammer magnetizing projects?
I dont know what size difference there is. But i use 2mm by 1mm disc magnets for small things like arms and additional weapons on a dreadnought (I magnetised the stormbolter and heavy flamer)
I bought the games workshop pin vice drill and then got a 2mm drill bit from B&Q for cheap and managed to make it work. I had to open the pinvice all the way and turn the plastic bit inside the otherway round then put the bit in and tighten it as much as possible.
i recently started hacking up a Tyranid Carnifex model (so many weapon/biomorph options it felt like a waste to permanently attach one set) with a Dremel that i borrowed from my friend. i didnt experience any part of the model melting... i kept it on the lowest setting and started carefully drilling away on the model. but then again, my only experience with the tool (in the miniature modeling hobby) is on those large Carnifex pieces, so i dont know how well the tool would work on smaller and more delicate models. hope this helps a bit.
for drilling on your models I recommend not using a drimmel, use a hand grip, combined with the appropriate drill bit, there are 1/8 drill bits, and 1/16 but you may need to get a full bit set to get them ( and it is really handy to have a full set of drill bits)
but I never use drimmel to magnetize or drill on models, only hand drill( takes longer but you know you wont make a mistake.
and never buy ANY tools from GW; they are all extremely substandard quality
I've never dared use my dremel, as I have nothing to hold it or the models steady enough with.
I've also heard that the friction from the higher speeds will melt plastic. Be careful.
I've never had a problem with my pin vise. Naturally the newer the bit the better, but other than that, it's served me well.
so if dremels are out and GW tools are out
what's a good drill to get? and by hand drill do you mean manual drill?