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    To beginners out there, I recommend getting a pin vice. £5 off ebay, x2 with a box of micro drill bits. Really handy for drilling gun barrels in them pesky marines!
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    Definitely seconded. Not just for drilling, but pinning. They also make great holders while painting. Mine gets LOTS of use.
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    A fiver for two pin vices (with reversible collets) and with a set of HSS bits is a very good deal. Is it still available though?

    Einion

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    This is from the same seller - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20PC-Micro...item5d34a7c68e

    Ive noticed some sculpting tools in their stock also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 ball
    Yeah, that's not bad but spotted this one from another seller which is much the same as first posted: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20pc-Micro...item3a75974c74

    For posterity: current price is £5.50 before postage.

    Incidentally, for those in North America the cheapest I've seen these is 75c per piece (yes you read that right) but the website's minimum unfortunately meant you'd have to order a load of them, and a bucketload of other stuff, to really take advantage of the price.

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    Ive noticed some sculpting tools in their stock also.
    Yep. The sets of 12 without a case are a good price; if the P&P is £2.20 for the whole of the UK they'll work out at around the cheapest you'll see a set like this.

    I periodically do price comparisons on these on Amazon.co.uk, their marketplace sellers regularly feature them; the price fluctuates but every now and then it'll drop to around a fiver delivered.

    While they're probably a little crude (most of the cheaper ones are) these are a good introduction to steel sculpting tools and they don't take a huge amount of work to refine and repolish, if needed.

    Einion
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    Yep pin vice(s) are an invaluble tool.
    But I'm finding more need to rely on my Dremel lately due to lack of available pressure from the fingers.

    Ah the joys of old age.
    Still I can still "hold on target" ok, even if I did manage to drill through part of my thumbnail recently.
    The white bit thankfully, the thought of going through into the quick..............SHUDDERS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonsreach View Post
    Yep pin vice(s) are an invaluble tool.
    But I'm finding more need to rely on my Dremel lately due to lack of available pressure from the fingers.

    Ah the joys of old age.
    Still I can still "hold on target" ok, even if I did manage to drill through part of my thumbnail recently.
    The white bit thankfully, the thought of going through into the quick..............SHUDDERS
    I found a (relatively) cheap chuck and use a battery powered screw driver as it turns much slower, but I do understand lack of pressure from the fingers.
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    I've found if you put your dremel in a stand and use a flexible hose attachment you get a lot more control when drilling.

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    I use a pin vice for smaller holes and when I drill into fine parts. For bigger stuff I grab my pocket drill machine from proxxon. Runs at lower RPM than a dremel and you can use it for obscure stuff like drilling holes in your walls for picture frames, bookshelf or TV screens.

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