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Micro drill bit vise
CZACZAJA
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Volyn, Ukraine / Україна
Joined: August 13, 2019
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 01:27 AM UTC
Looking for a pin vise that will reliably hold a 0.3mm drill bit.
They are all advertised to be 0.0~1.5mm but when fully closed, my one only reiably grips a 0.5mm bit. I need something that will reliably grip and hold micro drills.
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Rhode Island, United States
Joined: March 05, 2014
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 01:47 AM UTC
Peter,
I have the same issue. The best pin vise I have for bits that small is a cheapo piece of gear I picked up in a Japanese hobby store 25 years ago. It won't hold anything larger than 0.4 or so, but it does hold the tiny ones reasonably well.

Grauwolf
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 06:42 AM UTC
Look for this one...the best in my opinion and it closes down
to "0"

https://www.zonatool.net/shop/hand-tools/pin-vises-and-miniature-twist-drills/swivel-head-pin-vise/

You will not be disappointed!

Cheers,
Vicious
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: September 04, 2015
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 12:02 PM UTC
I dont have any problem with the Tamiya one,which is practically the same as the one posted above, but now I switched to carbide drill bits and I no longer have the problem given that they have the part to put in the chuck all the same, they are sharper but they are also fragile.

i buy them from them..
https://drillbitsunlimited.com/

top quality,good prices and very good customer service,they have also hobby specials

southpier
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 12:28 AM UTC
G & V: good links. thanks
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ARMORAMA
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 14, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 01:33 AM UTC
I have the Model craft offering perfectly acceptable as there are four sets of jaws provided covering a very broad selection of drill bits and the price is low.
CZACZAJA
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Volyn, Ukraine / Україна
Joined: August 13, 2019
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 01:42 AM UTC
Very fragile! I found it out the hard way thats why im looking for a pin vise that will hold the normal tiny HSS bits reliably