Micro Drill Bits for Fiber Optic Strands?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by sabretooth47, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. sabretooth47

    sabretooth47 Member

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    Does anyone know where I can order micro drill bits to insert fiber optic lights into models?

    About ten years ago, I purchased an AMT/ERTL Star Wars: Star Destroyer model that came with fiber optic lights and a special handheld drill with a micro bit. It came with a card to order 3 more bits, which I did so on one occasion.

    Well, I finally broke the very last bit (they were extremely thin and flimsy), but now I have no idea how to order more bits or what size they were.

    Any ideas? I can't seem to locate anything online and the AMT/ERTL website has nothing. Even if I can just find something comparable (like Dremel bits) I would get them, I just have no idea what size.

    Thanks!
  2. shortliner

    shortliner Member

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    I'd get/borrow a micrometer and find the fibre strand size, and then contact MicroMark
    Shortliner(Jack)away up here in the Highlands
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Best price I have found is at www.leevalley.com. A while set of their bits costs less than one or two replacements at the hobby shop...

    Andrwe
  4. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Sears, Hobby Lobby and Radio Shack sell them.