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Donnie

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I am adding to Jimsky's Tool List - This is a rather large list and I am sure that others will be adding to it. This will give you some ideas.

6" Ratchet Bar Clamp/Spreader
6-pc. Mini Spring Clamp Set
Model Makers Hemostat Set
Hull Planking Clamp set
Alligator Clamps, Insulated, With 1/2" Jaws
Vises of various sizes.
Mechanical Pencils
Colored Pencils
Highlighters
Digital Caliper
Stainless Steel ruler
Ruler with 0 center marking
Solid Steel Jewelers Block
Drill Bit set from .1mm to 2mm
Drill Bit set from 1/16" to 1/4"
Exacto Knife set with #5 handle
Clamp-on Magnifying lamp with Fluorescent bulb
Metal Triangle
3" Machinist Square
6" Machinist Square
Variable Speed Rotary cordless tool
Rotary tool assortment
Bees Wax
Picks and probes
mini plier set, cutter, nippers, long nose pliers
Mini Hand Plane
Tweezer set
Midwest Miter Box with Saw
Pin Vise
Mandrels
Hobby Hammer
Paintbrush set
Diamond Needle file set
Sandpaper
Very small scissors
Wood Glue
Cyanoacrylate (CA) glue
Epoxy
Assorted sizes of wood dowels, small planks to make jigs and fixtures.
Disk Sander
Disk grinder-buffer
Mini Drill Press
Scroll Saw
Band Saw
Mini table saw
Lathe
 
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All great ideas. I have since replaced my rotary tool with a Proxxon milling machine MF70. I just find that I can do much more with this tool than the rotary tool. I don"t even use my Dremmel anymore.
Honk if you agree with me lol
 

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Honk if you agree with me lol
Unfortunately, I am not 100% agree with you, IMHO. Better say, I disagree! You cannot replace a rotary tool with a milling machine for every job you need, even this is converted to CNC MF70 (by Proxxon). BTW, this milling machine is an entry-level mill, you can mill wood and some soft metal: like brass or\and copper. Milling metal parts will be a challenge. Also, only small parts can be milled. Rotary tool - is a freehand tool, you can shape, cut, drill anywhere on your model! Drilling treenails holes, for example, how you will do this using MF70, even converted to CNC? Hm...mmm ;)
 
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I'm agreeing with Jimsky. I have owned both a rotary tool and a mill for some time and would not want to be without either, they both get used. Just the other day I made some belaying pins using the rotary tool, this would have been much harder using the mill and not near as quick. I'll keep and use both. :)
 
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...so, out of curiosity, if this is not a secret, what do you use instead of a rotary tool if you need drill treenails holes on the hull? ;)
I don't add trunnels. I don't like the look. As for drilling holes on the model, if i can do it with the mill i do so, if not i use a pin vice. I just find there is too much power on those rotary tools and I either wind up over sanding or missing the mark on the drilled hole that I want.. But that is just my humble opinion. Take it for what it's worth.
PS> I know that the proxxon mill is an entry level mill, but I only use it for wood. I have no intention of getting into metal working.
 
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