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- From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr
on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 7:02 AM
My most important tool, other than the 3-fingered hand clamp is the cordless Filer/Sander. It is an oscillating sander not a rotary sander like a Dremel. You can do a lot of damage with a Dremel. Try sanding a flat surface and it will turn out to be a wavy mess that looks like someone tried to replace what should be metal with Bondo. I'm sure we have all seen that on 1:1 autos. I use this tool for everything from filing off sprue remnants to removing flash and mold lines. Beats hand files or fingernail sanding sticks in most cases. Various sanding grits can be attached to the wands and are peel-off sticky surfaces on one side to attach to the plastic wand. My wife and I also use it to sand our fingernails after cutting them.
It used to be sold by Micro-Mark but the manufacturer, Iso-Tip discontinued it. I recently had to have this one re-built and sent it directly to the company and they re-built it and installed a new rechargeable battery. They indicated that they were working on a new model and perhaps it would be out soon. I had it for about 10 years before it needed to be re-built and it works and recharges like a champ! I hope they come out with a new model as I will buy another one! It was about $80 with shipping when I bought it and they repaired it for about $30 recently.
Three-fingered hand clamp:
If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR
Next on the bench: Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.