With the excitement of a new toy, I thought it'd be fun to do a post about some of the things I use to make the things you see in the store.
- Safety goggles
- Hearing protection (I use behind the ear plugs like these)
- Hair sticks (seriously, hair down around power tools is stupid and dangerous)
- Leather wrist guard (when using a cutoff wheel on the Dremel)
|Dremel 8/200 12V Max Lithium-Ion Cordless|
Yeah, it's a bit beastier than I really needed, but I thought to get this one rather than the smaller, lighter 7V cordless because I wanted to be able to use it for other household projects too. Turns out that weight-wise it's just a hair heavier than my older corded Dremel, and without the stupid cord in the way the balance is a lot nicer too. On the old Dremel when you'd turn it off the bit would keep spinning until it's inertia wore out and it'd slow to a stop. With this one, there's an internal brake, so you turn it off and it STOPS. Very nice.
To go with that I use a keyless chuck (on the right), which means that I don't have to use a key each time to change out a bit. It's not expensive, but it's a massive time-saver.
|Hitachi CB67 10 Inch Band Saw|
|Refurbished Dell Latitude Laptop|
Thinking about trying this sort of thing? DO IT! :D Don't be intimidated by tools, they're not scary. They are not the sole domain of one gender. They are there to make your job easier. Besides, girls have the unfair advantage that they'll actually read the directions that come with a new tool. So you'll be safer AND actually know how to use it properly!