Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
Wire drill bit set
Have you found a benefit with a wire drill set?
Is there a need to use this in addition to using using a welder's tip cleaners?
To enlarge a hole, how easy is it to use the hand "drill" or should I say, handle with a chuck.
When I'm cleaning carb holes/orifices/jets I use the welder's tip cleaner as part of it is a mild reamer. Not enough to really file down aluminum unless you work at it but enough to file away soften varnish after the carb dunk or ultrasonic cleaner.
I may use them for the occasional jet, but I do need them as I was given a cutting torch where the previous owner used the torch tip as a flat hammer and I need to clear the holes. I have other tips but I don't like to have anything around that sits and doesn't work. I like to do my best and get everything working and in as good a shape as I can reasonably make it. This torch has been sitting for 1 year? 2 years? Maybe now is a time to do my best clearing the holes, straightening them so they are actually holes. Though I don't use this torch as I have 3 others.
I thought Harbor Freight carried them but they don't so I looked on eBay and Amazon. Is there a particular brand I should get and stay away from?
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