Modeler12 Posted July 14, 2015 Share #1 Posted July 14, 2015 I just received more micro drills from the US distributor of Proxxon. They have a thick shaft and are made of solid tungsten carbide. The ones I ordered were 0.5 and 0.8 mm in diameter, others (bigger) are also available. The second picture is of the three at 0.5 mm. I have a supply of 'micro drills' that are simply straight pieces of metal with a slight spiral at one end. They are the typical Chinese made products available at most places. Those cheap ones break easy; they burn their way through the wood (don't try to drill metal) and leave a hole of unknown diameter. I use them for places that are not critical (holes for eye-bolts, etc).But if you want to be a bit more careful, use the Proxxon drills - they are also made in China, but apparently under better controlled conditions-. Here is the web site http://shop.prox-tech.com/k/search?q=micro+drill The big question is 'Will Proxxon be willing to make other drills that cover the smaller ranges' so often used by us? PS. This is not intended as a plug for Proxxon, just my thoughts about quality and what I need. cristikc, Mahuna, thibaultron and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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