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Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Getting to grips with ..

.. a Dremel rotary power tool - to be honest, I'm a bit scared of it!! I've been trying to drill holes in different types of metal, it skited around a bit on the coin and although it's left a shiny pattern, it did bore a hole!! Has anyone done this, are you supposed to put the item on a padded surface whilst drilling?? or what??? I need all the help I can get LOL.


  1. Hi Evie
    You can get special drill bits for drilling through metal. I would advise taping it onto a wooden board so that if you do drill through it, the drill has something to bite into on the other side. Quite a good idea to lubricate the drill bit to avoid heat building up through friction. Try a drop of WD40 oil or something similar on the spot where you are going to drill. Why not start with something less challenging than metal, just till you get the hang of it? Chop up a hard plastic bottle or something like that. Happy drilling!

  2. I use a vise for most things, if it is really small I use masking tape to stick it to a piece of wood, and put the wood into the vise. hth