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Hardware Pros, Teach me all about drills/dremels

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  1. TheKiwi

    TheKiwi Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    So I've become a tad dissatisfied with some of the inherent design constraints with certain mods or attys (eg airflow on the kayfun or my RDAs) or just stuff like modifying juice channels etc. I'm also sure I'll be picking up a reo once I'm back home, so I wanna start modding my RDAs to be bottom feeding.

    My question is this: I currently have a simple single speed hand drill. Looking to purchase smth like a variable speed drill or Dremel. Could any kind folk explain to me the difference / provide me with some basic knowledge?

    I've noticed that the variable speed drills typically goes from 0-3000 rpm, while Dremels typically starts from 5000rpm to 20k rpm. Wondering which is gonna be more useful for my intended purposes, and what exactly is the difference? Like, what diff does the RPM make when I'm doing different stuff like drilling through a SS topcap vs shaving juice channels to make it deeper?

    Heck, as long as you have any knowledge that'll prevent me from putting AFC on my fingers instead of my top caps, I wanna hear it!

    If TL/DR, I'm asking for general hardware knowledge/skills + recommendation for either a drill or dremel, given the typical simple modding needs, such as deepening juice channels, bottomfeed-modding or airhole enlargement.

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  2. Rule62

    Rule62 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Florida
    Both are good to have. Dremels are great for polishing, sanding, etc; but not the best option for drilling; especially stainless. They are too fast. Stainless steel needs to be drilled more slowly. A variable speed drill is better for that.
     
  3. p7willm

    p7willm Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 11, 2014
    Lansdale, PA, USA
    Be careful with the kayfun. The magic that makes it work depends on pressure differences to feed juice and keep juice out. If you change the size of the juice channels it might break it.

    And yeah, the dremel and the drill are good for different things. They both have other uses around the house too. Drilling different size holes for the drill and a bunch of sanding, cutting, polishing, etc. for the dremel.
     
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