[Harp-L] Dremel bits

Robert Hale ynfdwas@xxxxx
Sat May 18 10:39:50 EDT 2019

Thank you, Tom!
Much appreciated!!

Robert Hale
Serious Honkage in Arizona
Robert at xxxxx

On Sat, May 18, 2019 at 7:09 AM info <info at xxxxx> wrote:

> For starters, the best rotary tool for working on reeds is not a Dremel.
> A Manicurist Rotary Polisher is much better.  They can found here on eBay
> for about $30-$40. This not exactly what I have but close.
> https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F311461308498
> After you get one of these, the best bit for polishing reeds is a Shofu
> Brownie.   You can find them here:
> https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F172742103562
> The best bits for tuning reeds are Polyurethane polishing pins offered by
> Dedeco. You can find them at www.dedeco.com, or surprisingly,  when I
> searched for them I actually found them listed at Home Depot.   Dedeco
> makes dental tools which are great for working on small parts, but
> apparently their availability at Home Depot leads me to believe that harp
> techs are not the only ones to get creative with their use.
> So, for less than $100, you can outfit yourself with a tool and enough
> bits to last you for years.  If you only want to tune a couple sets of reed
> plates you might not be able to justify spending the money.  But, if you
> work on a lot of harps it is well worth the investment.   I have two of
> these set up in my shop plus four Dremel type tools with different bits so
> I don't have to waste time changing bits all the time.
> Tom Halchak Blue Moon Harmonicas LLC www.bluemoonharmonicas.com

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