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mac tools 90 degree pencil die grinder
« on: February 14, 2013, 07:00:46 pm »
so looking for a new little hole maker. cames across this unit.
http://www.mactools.com/product/tabid/120/p-319754-90-angle-head-pencil-die-grinder-kit.aspx
good? bad?
how does it stack up against the others?
inquiring minds want to know! ;D
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Re: mac tools 90 degree pencil die grinder
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 08:55:10 am »
Definately better price than a Foredom MC182A handpiece.  I just bought one.  If I had done a little research on em I might have bought the Mac.  It looks to be small enough.
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Re: mac tools 90 degree pencil die grinder
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 08:58:27 am »
I wonder how big it actually is.

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Re: mac tools 90 degree pencil die grinder
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 09:46:49 am »
Bet its the same as Blue point.  I'll get some specs for it.






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Re: mac tools 90 degree pencil die grinder
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 09:56:05 am »
Now talk about a pain in the azz, trying to do upper transfers .The grinder is in your way to see anything .You try a mirror and every thing is backwards . Through the exhust port you can't get to all of it .

What a person really needs is hands the size of a toddlers with fingers as long as soda straws and a grinder the size of a pencil .Been down that road ,cussed a lot .

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Re: mac tools 90 degree pencil die grinder
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 09:57:00 am »
I can tell already that it's much bigger than the CC 182MC handpiece, and you can get a reversing motor and run left handed carbide or a stone to get upper transfers without chatter.


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Re: mac tools 90 degree pencil die grinder
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 10:09:18 am »
yeah i figured it was a little on the big side :) and yes, it is the same size as the blue point.
scarr. i take it your pic is of an electric one? what's the make/brand? i'll probably end up just sucking it up for the foredom, however i just want to see what else is out there before emptying my pockets :D
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Re: mac tools 90 degree pencil die grinder
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 10:23:24 am »
That is a CC Specialties 182a MC handpiece and I use it on a Foredom SR hanging motor.

http://www.ccspecialtytool.com/182a-mc-small-right-angle-handpiece-adapter

If I were to buy a motor again I would get a Mastercarver since:
  • It comes with a handpiece that can chuck 1/4" burs instead of something like 7/32" that the Foredom #30 can chuck. 
  • It is 1/2HP and spins 30k instead of 18k.
  • It is about the same price and can use Foredom handpieces.

http://www.woodcarverssupply.com/NEW-1_2-HP-HANGING-BASIC-SET/productinfo/797422/

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Re: mac tools 90 degree pencil die grinder
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2013, 10:38:11 am »
You can get to them with a pencil grinder if you can find long enough cutters to get in there .The secret I've found is slow the danged thing down enough it doesn't walk on you and have a lot of patience because it goes real slow .Geeze you can do the rest of the engine in half the time it takes to do the uppers or at least it is with me .

 

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