Portable Dental Turbine Drill !

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Portable Dental Turbine Drill !

Postby OverTheTop » Wed May 25, 2016 4:32 pm

Just purchased one of these for the workshop:
I was looking for a flex extension for the Dremel so I could use it in the lathe, but I found these to be quite cheap!

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480,000rpm on the drill :shock:

It arrived yesterday. Seems to work. Just need to feed it compressed air. I am still waiting on receiving some burs for it to try it out on fiberglass.

I have ordered a slow speed (20000rpm) head for it as well. Waiting for it to arrive.

Still haven't figured out what to do with the wash/dry attachment. Maybe I should do dentistry on the weekends when I'm not flying :D
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Re: Portable Dental Turbine Drill !

Postby Lister » Wed May 25, 2016 5:05 pm

*shudders* good thing to answer the door with on Halloween :twisted:
thats pretty cheap. Keen to see how it goes.

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Re: Portable Dental Turbine Drill !

Postby Happy Heyoka » Thu May 26, 2016 9:40 pm

OverTheTop wrote:Still haven't figured out what to do with the wash/dry attachment.


maybe working wet will keep the dust and fibres down...?
(I know I sometimes sand with wet paper on a wet towel for that reason)
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Re: Portable Dental Turbine Drill !

Postby Lister » Fri May 27, 2016 4:42 pm

Happy Heyoka wrote:
OverTheTop wrote:Still haven't figured out what to do with the wash/dry attachment.


maybe working wet will keep the dust and fibres down...?
(I know I sometimes sand with wet paper on a wet towel for that reason)

Dean thats a really good idea.. it would make alot of the work I do on the lathe alot less dusty. Now I really want to get one of these.

Where do you get heads for it?

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Re: Portable Dental Turbine Drill !

Postby Happy Heyoka » Fri May 27, 2016 7:03 pm

Lister wrote:
Happy Heyoka wrote:
OverTheTop wrote:Where do you get heads for it?


wear really baggy trousers and ask the Dentist for something from the other room ?
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Re: Portable Dental Turbine Drill !

Postby Lister » Fri May 27, 2016 8:57 pm

:lol: I like it.. they wont suspect they have been taken, I mean who would take dentist drills :P

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Re: Portable Dental Turbine Drill !

Postby OverTheTop » Fri May 27, 2016 9:07 pm

I think the drill sprays water on the bur during operation, for cooling.

For burs, search ebay for something like "dental burs for high speed drill". $31 for 100. There are burs for the low-speed drives as well. I think the high-speed ones are typically diamond.
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