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My pin vise ...

September 23 2016 at 3:48 AM
Georg L. Kaminski  (Login G-L-Kaminski)
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When using very fine drill bits (0,5 – 0,2mm) I find it difficult to fix them firmly into my pin vise. I am using the Tamiya product, described to be used down to 0,1 mm drills.

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In fact it starts to get difficult with diameters of 0,5mm to fix the bits properly. I tried oiling the threads, or using pliers to apply more power, but neither helps.

Can anyone recommend a trick or better apted tool?


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george moore
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pin vice

September 24 2016, 7:03 AM 

I have a set of pin vices that can be bought as a complete set or individually, the smallest will take v/fine drills.
One option, if you have a lathe (?) turn down the smallest holder to give a longer taper, this will make the "jaws" grip smaller diameters.


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Paul Krylowski
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Try Jewelers drill bits

July 3 2017, 11:06 PM 


There are drill bits available, .5mm to 1.6mm, that all use the same shank size. The ones I own have 3/32 shanks. Very handy for drill pressses where collets are limited. Works well in my hand vice. I bought mine from a jeweler supply.


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