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 Post subject: Free Dental Tools
PostPosted: Sep Mon 15, 2014 11:42 pm 
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When you are restuffing Philco capacitor blocks, nothing beats dental tools for removing the sealer material from the inside of the block like dental tools. I especially like the side scraper.

A free source of tools is your dentist! Each tool has 2 ends, usually similar. Dentists break tools not infrequently, but the other end is still good. Many dentists save these for hobbyists.

So ask you dentist for any broken tools the next time you are in his or her office!


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 Post subject: Re: Free Dental Tools
PostPosted: Sep Tue 16, 2014 3:43 am 
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Then, when your projects get caught up, you could start using them on friends & family's teeth.....it might take a while to learn root canals however. Similar situation with piano action repairs...my best upright action hammer return spring tools are 1980's VCR repair tools from Techni-tool, as the specialized spring bending/adjustment tools from piano supply houses are simply too heavy/bulky to use.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Dental Tools
PostPosted: Sep Wed 17, 2014 9:53 pm 
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Good idea on sourcing the dental pics. Don't discount the broken ends, though. With a little grinding they can make nice tool ends for other electronic uses. A set of diamond burrs for a rotary tool does this well.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Dental Tools
PostPosted: Sep Thu 18, 2014 3:12 am 
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And don't forget to sterilize them before use.

Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Free Dental Tools
PostPosted: Sep Fri 19, 2014 11:30 pm 
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Dental tools, a Dremel tool (R), and some JB weld and you are ready to go into business. :lol: :P

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