Best hand pin vises according to redditors

We found 107 Reddit comments discussing the best hand pin vises. We ranked the 24 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Hand Pin Vises:

u/Amaegith · 23 pointsr/funny

This should help. I'm sure there's a bit that's just your size.

u/neverdeadned22 · 9 pointsr/minipainting

Yeah super glue to just to be safe then, and yes they do pin vice

u/Deamobd · 9 pointsr/Warhammer40k

I have a hand drill that i use for pinning, would probably work for the magnets. I got mine from amazon pretty cheep. On mobile but will try to get a link.

Edit: not the exact one but pretty close

u/chilidirigible · 8 pointsr/AnimeFigures

Adding to the guide, a very small-bit pin vise would probably be safer than trying to stab heated metal rods into the broken sections.

Very narrow-gauge metal rods, if I recall correctly, can be found in hobby/art supply stores.

The other technique that is usually mentioned is to drill a small hole into the stub with the pin vise, insert a short length of metal reinforcement with a tiny amount of glue on it, wait for the glue to set, and then pull out the broken section. Then drill another hole into the other half and stick the metal rod into it with another tiny amount of glue.

Alternatively, after you get the broken bits out, if they're too mangled to fit together again, you might be able to contact GSC and have them send you a replacement joint...

u/gnoxic · 7 pointsr/Warhammer40k

Get a manual precision/ jeweler's drill with a few bit sizes, such as this one: In-tool-home Precision Pin Vise Model Hand Drill Set with Twist Drill Bits Set of 11

All you'll need to do is find a good-sized bit, attach it to the drill, place it against the desired spot and spin while holding in place with your pointer finger. Hope that helps!

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/Tools

Yeah, my first thought was "what an idiot" but if he wants a drill that will last a lifetime then corded it is. Personally, I would hate to be stuck with one drill for the rest of my life but his logic is sound. He hardly ever uses it and wants to buy one that will still be good when he's 75. What like 40 years from now? By then of course we'll be drilling with lasers and he'll be stuck drilling with high speed steel like some kind of stubborn hipster grandpa. Stuck in his old ways.

But he's not as smart as he thinks he is. Electric motors wear out, electronics go bad, switches break. Too many things to go wrong. What he really needs is one of these bad boys

u/Roebic · 5 pointsr/Warhammer
u/frostape · 5 pointsr/Warhammer40k

Just in my experience:

Tamiya Extra Thin Plastic Glue

Less than $10. I've used it to assemble my ~3000pt Ork army and I've only used about half the bottle


Mudder 21pc Pin Vice Set

About $12. Slightly more expensive than the absolute cheapest pin vice you can find...which I purchased and had a drill bit snap in less than a week. Then I bought this one and haven't looked back. The set of bits has a great size range, too.


Woodland Scenics Basing

Depending on what sort of basing material you want, it can be much, much cheaper to get it from Woodland Scenics (or other train hobby sites). Their containers are cheap and large, so if you find what you like you can cheaply get enough to last you a lifetime (or close to it).


Akro-Mils Storage Container

About $25. This was a bit of a splurge purchase, but it's been pretty nice for me so far. Before I got this, I just had bits organized into Ziploc bags. This was a nice way to organize everything and still make it accessible. Helpful for me because I've been doing a ton of kitbashing. If you're building following the instructions and kits 100%, you might not need this.


Army Painter Paints

They're on Amazon, too. Generally cheaper than GW paints, and pretty decent. Amazon has some other kits like one for Dwarves and one for Goblins, etc. Depending on the colors you want, you could probably save some money by buying the colors individually or buying a couple of those sets that have what you want. I've really enjoyed their metallic paints and their washes. If you get their Strong Tone wash and their Dark Tone wash, paint your model, brush the Strong Tone on clothes and skin and the Dark Tone on anything that's metal and it'll come out looking really good.

u/ConstableGrey · 4 pointsr/Warhammer

You can get a hobby drill. It's best to get one with a variety of bits. I own this one, I think.

Use the tip of a sharp hobby blade to poke a guide divot in the center of the gun barrel, then use a small drill bit to drill a hole, then use bigger bits to size it up to the desired size.

u/metric_football · 4 pointsr/Warhammer40k

Get a pin vise and select one of the drill bits that's safely smaller than the barrel, then drill in. I like to poke the barrel with the point of a hobby knife first in order to give a starting point, otherwise the drill might wander off-center.

Aside from the link above, if your local hobby store has a section for paintbrushes and tools, they probably have this available too.

u/Jurd269 · 4 pointsr/killteam

Haha, you don’t “need” to drill the barrel. It’s kind of a running cliche or inside joke that the model is worthless if you don’t drill it. That’s obviously incorrect but I love to drill mine and find that it adds one more bit of realism to the model.

I have this very simple hand drill. Not sure if it’s permitted to post but I bought mine from amazon:

u/banjaloupe · 4 pointsr/Gunpla

If you haven't done this before, I highly recommend you give it a try-- it's easier than you might think! Here's what I used:

  • Mr Hobby Vance Accessories LED module - VAL-01 white chip LED & VAL-03 battery box
  • Piece of translucent red runner - in this case, I think I used one from the RG Unicorn
  • Pin vise that includes a 3mm bit - 3.2mm (1/8 in) might have worked better since the black inner head piece cracked a bit when I put the runner "lens" in.
  • Masking tape - two layers over the LED dimmed it enough that it wouldn't shine through the plastic
  • General gunpla materials - cutter/nipper, sandpaper, hobby knife

    I basically did the same thing as u/setters2 explained in this post, but did no other drilling since I just passed the wire out the back of the head. Also, this is the older HG Zaku II which doesn't have the little monoeye rotator under the chin like the Origin version does (so I didn't do anything to allow the eye to rotate). Then I slipped the LED wire behind the backpack and bluetac'd the battery pack and switch to the backpack-- kinda messy but it's not permanent.
u/josh0861 · 4 pointsr/Warhammer40k
u/mrowolf · 3 pointsr/modelmakers

i bought this one a couple of months ago:

In-tool-home Precision Pin Vise Model Hand Drill Set with Twist Drill Bits Set of 11

took just under three weeks to arrive. I don't use it a lot but seems to serve the purpose when I have.

u/Stone_Bearer · 3 pointsr/Warhammer40k

It's ok lol, I had the same question (started in March)

I used one of these to drill a small hole in its foot:

I then used a cutting plier to snip off part of an office clip. Then you can use a vise grip to force it into the cork at a decent depth, depending on how long you snipped it.

I put a bit of glue at the tip of the clip that's sticking out of the cork, and also a bit in the foot hole I drilled. Glue them together, and voila. Make sure you use both hands to hold it in place while the glue bonds, for a few seconds.

If you decide to do this for separate parts instead of a wholly assembled model, you can skip the hole drilling step. I.E. if you want to have a head, arm, weapon etc, just glue them directly to the tip of the office clip. You can very easily snap it off when you're done painting. Be sure to glue it to a place where that part won't be visible once the model is assembled.

u/glowingmember · 3 pointsr/Dollhouses

I'm a super beginner in this sort of thing but tools that I seem to see recommended a lot would be like tweezers, wire cutters, pliers, miniature miter saw, pin vise set.

If you're modifying kits, you'd probably want to pick up a lot of things like popsicle sticks, wooden coffee stirrers, toothpicks, and of course a lot of different types of glue and some acrylic paint and brushes. A lot of that you can get at the dollar store too (depending on where you are), which is great.

I'd recommend watching crafters like The Square to Spare - she lists all the tools and supplies she uses for each video, which I have found very useful in knowing what to pick up for myself.

u/GoldenGonzo · 3 pointsr/Warhammer40k

I'd recommend getting a hand-drill like this.

Not a power-drill, and not the cranking type of hand-drill. You want the type you hold and twist like a screwdriver. It gives you more control and you can go at a snail's pace to make sure it's perfect until you build more confidence.

These are some of the best minis I've ever seen, so your hand control is already top notch. Don't sell yourself short, you'll be drilling out barrels with the best of them.

u/Nite_Phire · 3 pointsr/Warhammer40k

I haven't got those exact drill bits but they're basically the same, I've also heard gw's one is actually decent, though still overpriced. Also - once you find a good size drill bit, paint a ring on it so you can find it again :)

u/nemgrea · 3 pointsr/3Dprinting

get a dedicated pair of flush side cutters like this
NEVER use them on metal, make this pair only for plastic. you will always have a nice clean cutting edge for everything from removing supports to snipping filament

also get a long thin needle nose pliers, again plastic only

then maybe a pin vise and a cheap set of drill bits if you do a lot of functional prints for cleaning out bolt/pin holes quicker.

u/freeseasy · 3 pointsr/woodworking

Have you considered using a pin vice to drill the holes?

u/harperrb · 3 pointsr/ageofsigmar

Through the resin making process the shipped product has an oily film that makes it difficult for glue and paint to adhere to.

When in doubt. Use a pin vise.

u/thewarriorhunter · 3 pointsr/Warhammer40k

I bought this one. You can get it cheaper if you don't want prime shipping. The smaller bits are also great for drilling out barrels.

u/Sorkrates · 2 pointsr/Harlequins40K

Up to you, either option is pretty easy if you get yourself a pin vise.

u/PhysicsDude55 · 2 pointsr/Tools

There are some "hand drills" that may be close to what you're thinking of. Most of them are cheaply made from China, and most of them only have 1/8" chucks and are meant for light duty stuff.

A quick search yields something like this and this, And of course you can always get a 1/4" to 3 jaw chuck adapter like this.

Ratcheting tap wrench is an interesting idea, although they don't have 3 jaw chucks, they're typically 2 jaw chucks with square recesses that probably don't grip anything well that's not a square end tap.

u/Painting_Agency · 2 pointsr/minipainting

You run the risk of melting their feet... and having a big blob of excess solder in the way. Buy a pin vise, man. You'll use it.

u/Orgell_Evaan · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

1/8x1/16" magnets are $1.10/10 here, a high-quality pin vise is $19.00, and drill bits are as low as $5.00 for a pack of 12 double-ended bits (or you could get an assortment pack most anywhere).

If you do resin kits, you're going to need the pin vise and a bit assortment at minimum; a lot of parts need a metal pin to reinforce the join - epoxy or CA won't do the job solo.

u/whiskeydreamkathleen · 2 pointsr/ResinCasting

this is the one i got :)

u/Pyromaniacmurderhobo · 2 pointsr/orks

Yeah it's called a pin vice. I make a tiny little hole first with hobbie knife so the drill doesn't slip.

Here's an example (the one I bought is not longer sold so can't speak to that specific one's quality.)

u/SlaughterhouseIce9 · 2 pointsr/orks

I got this off Amazon, it's under 10 bucks and it works amazingly.

u/Indrasunrise · 2 pointsr/Warhammer40k

No worries. Just so you know, all you need to pin are:

Pin vice. $7.99

Box of paperclips. $0.88

Wire cutter. $1.65

Total cost... eleven bucks, and now you can drill your barrels, plus you get nice clippers to desprue your statues!

u/parkerlewiscantloose · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

I boight a cheap hand drill for modeling off amazon ! It’s easier than it sounds tbh !! Patience is key. drilling is easy actually !

This is the one I have :

In-tool-home Precision Pin Vise Model Hand Drill Set with Twist Drill Bits Set of 11

u/damagicsausage · 2 pointsr/Warhammer40k

Looks good. With the Sluggas you will want to purchase a pin vise and drill little holes. This really adds a lot to the overall model.

u/IlllIlllIIIlllIIIlll · 2 pointsr/BloodAngels

They aren't much, I got this one Need to get some drill bits as well.

u/GumBa11Machine · 2 pointsr/Warhammer

I bought a nice little hand drill on amazon. It’s great for these things. I use it mostly to drill out the joints in hands and arms to glue in magnets. But there are some tiny drill bits that you can use for the gun barrels.

u/Dubstep_Hotdog · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Did this break due to being cross threaded and over-torqued? If not, you may have to get a small hand drill to drill out a portion of the center of the broken stud and then use a small gauge screw extractor. DO NOT USE POWER TOOLS(can too easily slip, put too much pressure or generate too much heat and fuxx your board) ! I would also shield the area around the hole with cardboard or something to reduce chance of skidding and then gouging the board.... I'd only go this route if it's not cross threaded and your case has a side window.


if it was cross threaded, you could consider safer options such as a riser or extension to relocate the SSD module. OR




If the drive is a NVME.

u/WhiteStripesWS6 · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

No drill press needed my dude, just grab a pin vise.

u/bigmanmac14 · 2 pointsr/Warhammer40k

Awesome work. Perfect for the table top. If you want to push yourself here are a few things you can do.

  • Drill out the barrel on the gun with a pin vice.
  • After you use a wash, reapply the base paint to the flat areas avoiding the recesses. Bone color especially.
  • Watch out for mold lines a little more carefully as you build to model.
  • As you get better and more comfortable with edge highlighting, mix a bit of white into the highlight color and apply a second highlight to corners and upturned edges that would naturally catch light.
u/CaptainRichard · 2 pointsr/Warhammer40k

Understandable, although you can get hand drills really cheap on Amazon. We're talking $8, for real.


Hope this helps! O7

u/kezzran · 2 pointsr/ageofsigmar

MiniWarGaming has a good guide that will give you an idea of what size magnets you might need. Simply compare the AoS model you are working on to the WH40K models in the list, and go from there.

I don't have any Stormcast, but I'd guess you'd mostly use 1/16"x1/32" (just like a Space Marine). However, you may wish to buy a few different magnet sizes, which is what I did, then you can lay them over the piece you want to magnetize to see if they will fit. Be careful of getting too thin a ring around a magnet (for example, if magnetizing hands/arms for weapons), as you can tear the end of the arm/hand to shreds with the drill. I sometimes drill "backwards", because the plastic is soft enough and you can avoid the bit gouging out chunks of the model. It takes longer, but is effective.

If you are looking for magnets, I've find these guys to be the best.

They are pretty cheap, so you can buy a few different sizes and see what works best. You'll also want a set of drill bits and a pin vise. I've used both of these to good effect; the second one is good for larger drill bits (for bigger models, such as magnetizing the Megaboss to a Maw-Krusha).

u/jdfrenchbread23 · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

I’m not sure if there are any detailed Instructions but it’s as easy as buying one of these, choosing a drill bit that fits the hole where the peg goes and using it to slightly widen the hole until the peg fits. 99% of the time it only take one pass through to work. That simple

u/tmk2099 · 2 pointsr/Warhammer40k

That would be the chaos black right? I can just use that for everything instead of getting green for the death guard and blue for the marines?

I'm probably just going to order this:

I do have some hobby knives.

You're stuff looks great, I hope to get there someday. What all would I need to get that dirt/sand texture you have on your bases?

u/Vonderboy · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

Mini saws are pretty helpful. I bought the Olfa handle and mini saw set from Hlj. Pin vices are pretty similar but one with different size bit holders is nice for tiny wire bits or more conventional size drill bits. [This](In-tool-home Precision Pin Vise Model Hand Drill Set with Twist Drill Bits Set of 11 is pretty much what I have and works great. It's not expensive, but I've got a super cheap pin vise I bought and kind of hate so I don't recommend going ultra cheap.

u/polican · 2 pointsr/Warhammer40k

In addition to whats listed here:

Self Healing Cutting Pad

Roll of paper towels

Exacto Knife with spare blades

Mini Files

Pin Vise (aka Mini Drill)

u/toughduck53 · 2 pointsr/Guitar

You really don't need a drill press. Hell I fineshed putting together my first guitar including routing for the bridge with nothing but but this 13$ hand drill and I didn't face any issues. (which uhhh, I do have a drill press and multiple cordless drills, I just like taking with things.)

u/Kassing · 2 pointsr/minipainting

That's an awesome video. I just got my arclight desk setup after moving to a new apartment but I didn't want to drag out my DSLR and tripod.

All the photos are from my phone looking through a magnifying glass on that I use to pin/paint.

The metal device holding up the mini is actually a Pin-Vice

I just drill a small hole into the foot of the miniature and use it to adjust grip/painting angle.

Here's the finished Sammy Lacroix

u/ilovesharkpeople · 2 pointsr/killteam

Magnetizing isn't too bad. You want a small hand drill (like this) with tiny bits and some rare earth magnets (like these). Drill into the each surface deep enough to get the magnet in and flat, making sure you match the drill bit to the magnet size. It seems like a lot, but it's really not hard at all after you've done a couple. Just make SURE that the magnets are facing the right way before gluing them in.

Your weapon options depend on the kit. Most should come with all your weapon options, but you might not have as many as you want. For example, the Deathwatch kill team box has a frag cannon, but it only has ONE frag cannon per box. If you want to run 4, you'll need to buy extra bits online, get more boxes or kitbash something. GW's website will list everything a kit comes with, as well as how many of each option they give you.

u/Project_Khazix · 2 pointsr/Tau40K

You can probably carefully remove the weapon systems and clean up and replace them with the correct loadout for O'vesa if you really wanted to make The Eight without causing too much hassle, but as has already been stated, magnets are a godsend for that.

I do have a list somewhere i can dig out that actually runs 2 riptides with The Eight that has worked well for me in the past, and the non O'Vesa riptide runs a Burst Cannon/SMS loadout, so if you weren't opposed to buying another riptide you could run a similar list.

In general though, you'll probably want a couple start collecting boxes, even if you don't use the extra Crisis Suits much, the extra weapons and drones included are incredible value and if you work out individual cost, those Crisis Suits only cost around £6-8 when bought with that box.

Fire Warriors are pretty much a must for almost any really competitive list, the 2 start collecting boxes would give you 20, so you could run 3 squads of 6 and use the Ethereal and the Commander from the Apocalypse set to make a Batallion.

You've got a lot of options really that open up with the combination of Apocalypse Box and the start collecting sets, so that's probably where i'd look to expand. Without knowing what you're aiming for though, whether it be casual list, hyper competitive, or just a fluffy lore based list, its hard to suggest something. It's probably worth downloading Battlescribe and just having a play and see what you have and what you can fit in whatever points limit you set yourself.

Regarding magnets, this Pin Vise and a pack of these magnets are super cheap, and will handle most of your magnetising needs for Tau, and its definitely something you should consider moving forward as Tau loadouts are vastly interchangeable depending on what you want to do with them.

Anyway good luck! People here are always willing to help so feel free to ask any questions as you progress!

u/MikeFrazier · 2 pointsr/Warhammer40k

I used a hand pin vise drill

The drilling went really well and wasn't too hard but getting started on the shoulder was tough because it was round. It kept slipping off but eventually it stuck. The holes the biggest drill bit made fit these magnets perfectly

u/Vocal_Ham · 2 pointsr/Warhammer40k

Something like this -- I just bought this the other day to drill out my bolters. Comes with a variety of bits and is super cheap. I'd recommend staying away from Citadel tools -- they are severely overpriced.

u/Sigurd_DragonSlayer · 1 pointr/Tau40K

You 100% do NOT want an electric drill for magnetizing your models. All you would want is a pin vice, another $10 or so on amazon. With a pin vice you are just turning the drill bit by hand, with the electric drill if you make one slip or mistake you will punch right through your model or grind off a ton of detail.

Edit: since I was on amazon, here are the magnets I bought. I think doing the weapons on a Crisis Suit would probably be easier with slightly smaller magnets though.

u/ElfinPrincessMarlene · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/Gronkzilla · 1 pointr/minipainting

1: Dremels create high speed, but not torque. They heat the metal (to the point of minor burns), skip across surfaces and get stuck. For Drilling into metal minis, you want torque and pressure. I went BACK to hand drills after having too many lockups, overheated models and dulled bits.

2: Speaking of dulled bits, this is one of the most common reasons for lack of performance. Either find a way to sharpen your itty bitty bits, or have a stock of them on hand; I change mine regularly.

Start with a bit index like the one below, and get spares of the ones you find yourself using the most.

3. Lastly, the KIND of hand drill you use can make a huge difference; try to find a ball-end type grip; something like this:

The ball rests in your palm and allows you to better exert/control pressure on the drill bit and stabilized the whole process. It's also MUCH more comfortable on your hand.

Hope this helps!

Edit: If you're using paperclips to pin, i find #64 or #63 bits are best for the average small paperclip.

u/Dewyn · 1 pointr/Warhammer40k

Yeah man, all you do is cut into some cork, super glue in some wire (in this case mine is 15 gauge I think?), find a drill bit that matches said wire and then drill where ever you desire on the mini for mounting. You can find hobby drill bits/vices online pretty easy. Corks I had lying around, wire I got from Hobby Lobby (general arts and crafts store) and my drill stuff I got off Amazon (link ) EDIT: When I did my Primaris arms, I just drilled out the barrels and the wire fit perfectly in them too.

u/Trtlman · 1 pointr/DiWHY

I just thought of something. It's a giant pin vice

u/Catgutt · 1 pointr/minipainting

Sure thing. This is the pin vise I used, including the 3mm bit. The 5mm bit I used is just a regular titanium drill bit, turned by hand, and you can get that on Amazon or at any hardware store. You'll need superglue to affix the magnets (any will work), and Kneadatite/green stuff to fill gaps. Other than that you just need the magnets themselves- these are the 5mm ones I used, and these are the 3mm.

u/JoeShoe1121 · 1 pointr/Gunpla


Pin Vise

Basically it's a tiny vise that'll hold small drill bits, allowing you to drill tiny holes. I mainly use it for drilling tiny holes to magnetize models and miniatures, but in this case it helped create the basis for my battle damage.

u/abchiptop · 1 pointr/ShadowWarArmageddon

In-tool-home Precision Pin Vise Model Hand Drill Set with Twist Drill Bits Set of 11

u/Fuzzy_Yeti · 1 pointr/Warhammer40k


Pretty sure this was the combo I used for my furioso dred. It comes with the bit. You will want a pin vise to go with it. I've drilled holes without one (and it can be done) but it can lead to some rather nasty chunks being dug out of your hands if you aren't careful. Life is much better with the vise.


I also use a lot of the 1/8 x 1/16 for infantry arms.

u/nova_cat · 1 pointr/battletech

This isn't specific to IWM—all metal models are prone to breaking from weight putting a strain on the glue, and not all designs are built with physics in mind (e.g. lots of stuff is top-heavy). The old Warhammer 40K Eldar Avatar and War Walker come to mind (metal lascannon pretty much fell off if you looked at it). A lot of BT models are the same, particularly some of the newer ones that are larger, heavier, more detailed (i.e. more parts), and aren't built directly into a base, like the Mad Cat MKII, Scylla, Sagittaire, etc. Say what you will about the looks of the old single or 2-piece models: they didn't break (because they were just... 1 or 2 pieces)—detail comes at a price. This is one of the reasons some people prefer plastic over metal, but with BT, your options for plastics are extremely limited unless you want to get 3D-printed MWO-style mechs from a third party.

The solution? Drill and pin!

Get yourself a pin vise, drill tiny holes in your models' various parts, and glue in some brass wires ("pins") to help hold the pieces on.

I do this with pretty much all my miniatures, even if they don't technically need it, just for peace of mind. It was intimidating the first time I did it, but it's honestly pretty easy.

u/H4lek1n · 1 pointr/Warhammer

get something like this, with the drills maybe in your local measurements.

then a set of files like this or a complete set like that. than this strange substance.

consider this in case he gets funny. some collection of magnets like those. prices vary drasticly, again go for local measurement system. he will probably need 1x1mm, 2x1mm, 3x2mm. just check if the drills you got and the magnets fit size wise and the magnets have to be neodynium.


i am not very familar with skaven so i cant give much advice on models but i assume this one will make him happy. it qualifizes for "anything really cool", can be used to build different things he might like and you can use the stuff mentioned above to fill out the rest of the budget if you like.


this overrated book vendor in the links was just used as example of product and quality and prizes of products will vary drastically. with this stuff you cant make too much wrong with going cheap.

somebody from your country might offer you a good vendor. i cant really suggest specific products since they maybe are not availlable where you are from.


my most sincere condolences that you lost your partner to plastic crack :(

u/morbetter · 1 pointr/mechmarket

A power drill seems insanely overkill for this purpose. I used a pin vise when I retooled mine, and it was not difficult at all.

u/PaladinWiggles · 1 pointr/Tau40K

I used a full sized power drill like an absolute madman on my xv8's & riptide.

Just take your time and use pilot holes and you'll be 100% fine. (though yes next time I magnetize I'm just going to buy a hand drill, Amazon has one for $12)

u/legrasf · 1 pointr/Warhammer40k

A small hand drill for better control. I would avoid power tools. Mark the spot with a pointy metal tool before drilling for good centering.


u/filedestiny · 1 pointr/Gunpla

Thank you!

The plastic is super soft so you don’t need anything too serious. I use this one most of the time

20 Pcs Mini Micro Twist Drill Bits 0.3mm-1.6mm w/ Aluminum Hand Drill Keyless Chuck

u/Emergencygeek · 1 pointr/BloodAngels

I’m not in the UK but I bought this off amazon and it’s great.

Pin Vise Hand Drill with Twist Drill Bits 31 Pack

Also these are what I use for script and you can use them for pupils if you don’t want to darken the eyes down.

Sakura Pigma Micron 005 - Pigment Fineliners - 0.2mm - Black [Pack of 3]

u/ErgoFPV · 1 pointr/Multicopter

Betafpv sells these 4-blades, but they are a bit heavier than regular. They also have taller hub which protrudes further out of the duct, increasing the possibility of hitting something and damaging the motor.

So I ended up drilling regular whoop props with a small hand drill and a 1mm bit. It is easy to do and the results are great – no unbalance or anything, prop sits snug on the shaft. I recommend doing the same. This is the drill I used.

u/damonish · 1 pointr/Warhammer

Many people use a pin vise. I use a drill with pin vise bits because I am a lazy man.

No it won't fuck it up as long as you don't fuck up and drill it wrong. It's pretty easy to do on plastic - bit tricky on pewter.

u/IamStarGoat · 1 pointr/modelmakers

Down the line you might want to consider a small model drill for drilling out gun barrels with if you plan to do a lot of armor models. This isn't a necessity, but adds to the look of a finished model:

Painting is a big part of model making as well, and weathering is the cherry on top. Vallejo's AFV system is a good place to start for basic weathering. These kits give you the basic washes and pigments with instructions for getting a pretty nice result.

Welcome to the hobby! I visit my local hobby shop on a regular basis and every time Im there I end up picking up a small bottle of paint or pigments to add to the arsenal. As you get into it you will see what you need and dont need according to your style, but with what you have posted and what has been suggested, you are pretty much ready to go! Have fun and don't forget to post what you do here on reddit! We wanna see!

u/redditsucksmynads · 1 pointr/Warhammer40k


In-tool-home Precision Pin Vise Model Hand Drill Set with Twist Drill Bits Set of 11

u/JiggaAlphaWho · 1 pointr/Warhammer40k

Grab a pin vise and some bits off of Amazon, they’re cheap and work like a charm!

Bastex Precision Pin Vise Hand Drill with Twist Bits - Set of 11 Pieces. Great for models and Hobby.

u/Choscura · 1 pointr/Wellthatsucks

I would use something like this and then a bent wire to go into the hole you drill and catch any surface so you can pull it out.

u/gman3451 · 1 pointr/Warhammer40k

This one has been working great for me. Pretty cheap and comes with a nice assortment of different size bits. Feels well made too. Good luck!

u/youhane · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

if you try the mini drill method a pin vise is what your looking for.

u/Dr_Somehow · 1 pointr/Gunpla

I'm a little late, but I just picked this one up

Build quality seems good enough, especially for the relatively light duty of drilling plastic. Honestly, I chose that one because of the bits it came with, but over all I'm happy with it.

u/_hei · 1 pointr/Warhammer40k

I used 2mm x 1mm, which was the largest size of my hand drill (2mm diam). It is ever so slightly too weak, and I would want to move up to 3mm x 1mm, but I've got over 50 guns and 10 suits magnetized so it's too bit late for me.

u/pj925 · -1 pointsr/whatisthisthing