Suggestions for sanding tools for fine details?

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by xsoul, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. xsoul

    xsoul New Member

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    I'm looking for a sanding tool for my models. I'm having trouble sanding on very small and uneven surfaces. I'm currently using a combination of a rotary tool (dremel type) and a sanding pen/stick. The rotary tool is a too power for most jobs, so I end up using the pen alot, but my hands gets tired very quickly and my fingers starts to hurt. Would any one here recommend an electric sanding tool for very small and intricate jobs?

    I've looked in the possibility of a micro oscillating sander, but it looks like they would only be good for flat surfaces. I think the best bet for me would be a low powered/rotation rotary tool. What do you think?
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    Bill Nelson Well-Known Member

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    You might want to check Micro Mark's web site they have lots of odd miniature tools and I think I have seen a small oscillating sander. I have also seen a home made one that was made out of the mechanism for a cheap electric toothbrush,


    Bill Nelson
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    xsoul New Member

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    Haha! That's a brilliant idea. Micro Mark's sanders seems kinda pricy for what it does. Rigged electric tooth brushes could work and as I remember they come in both oscillating and rotating styles. Thanks!