Fettling materials & tools - what to use & where to find them

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  1. Twoberth

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    Please share experience on using the cheap ‘diamond’ Dremmel size cut off wheels. Are they cost effective compared to genuine Dremmel wheels, and if so where is the best place to buy them?
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    I have only used Dremmel brand.
     
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    I've used dental parting discs, bloody Dremel is no bargain, and I live 20 miles from the factory!

    Murph
     
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    A good source for diamond "Dremel" cutoff wheels is Harbor Freight... cheaper than Dremel and work fine.
     
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    A buddy reports that the quick change Dremel cutoff disc system allows some flex, and hence doesn't break discs as easily.
     
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    Think I've had bits from them in the past, very competitive prices and great to deal with.
     
  8. MedicineMan4040

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    Tools.
    So far I've ordered-
    dental picks
    alligator forecepts
    vice
    accessory vice jaws
    All the above after watching BerniewDawg videos.

    I've also ordered these materials-
    Optimus multifunction control stick (hoping it will work on my stoves, it's a Taiwan import)
    Primus NRV valves via Juliands
    Graphite foil
    Primus Stove Key for NRV
    Gaskets and pips
    Optimuss 111 pallet/heat plane
    Leathers and cup washers
    Optimus 111T pump plug stove part from KiteLamp (we'll if this is a leather pump replacement when it gets here)

    And I now own 2 x 111B's and 1x 111T.

    Next thing to acquire is a work table of some sort. I've never done anything mechanical (well I did replace the wick in my Optimus 99) and will need something to mount the vice on.

    Not saying I'm fully vested in Optimus stoves of old but I'm seriously curious about the whole affair.
     
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  11. snwcmpr

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    4.7mm and 5.4mm are what the spec. are of the tools and as far as I can tell they should be close. if not a diamond whetstone can ease them into submission.
     
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    Does anyone know where/or even if Hammerite is available in the US? Or an alternative? Wanting to clean up my tins. Thanks.
     
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  15. The Warrior

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    Hammerite isn't paint.
     
  16. Ian

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    "Hammerite isn't paint."

    It's a popular brand of paint, but I think you're more likely thinking of this stuff.
     
  17. kerophile

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    In Europe Hammerite is best know as a paint maker. However they also sell a Rust removal Treatment, which might be the product you are looking for.

    Hammerite Rust Remover Gel.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Rust-Oleum Brand makes a rust converter "paint" that turns rust into non rusting primer. I used it on an old engine stand that was outside for 20+ yrs and it looks like new. You can paint over it also without the rust showing up again. awesome stuff.
    However Hammerite is avail from walmart online and can be ordered to store for pickup, as well as ace hardware here in north west georgia.
     
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    Home - Hammerite
     
  20. The Warrior

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    Yes, this is whdt I was talking about.