Saturday, April 16, 2016

Tamiya Hobby Drill

For my birthday my in-laws bought me a low speed hobby drill. I'm sick of shredding my delicate hands with the pin vise especially when drilling pinning holes in metal figures.

The parcel arrived from Japan this week. Imagine my surprise when I opened it and saw this.

They were expecting me to make it. Now being the technically savvy guy I am (ask Jack or Tom for their supporting view), I approached it with some trepidation. This might be one case where I need to check in my man card and actually read the instructions.

Well I needn't have been so worried. Ten minutes later I had this.

And even more surprisingly it works. What is good about it is that you can put in 1mm drill bits and drill holes at very low speed.

Excellent. My manicurist will be happy.



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    1. Not only cool. It's also excellent to use - low speed so great foe models

  2. You do know that most of your generic hardware stores electric drills have a low speed function and require no assembly?

    1. Generally too cumbersome for my delicate hands