Hand drills

Hand drills are ideal for drilling small holes in soft metals such as aluminum, but they are also perfect for making holes in cork, wood, plastic and rubber. Due to the size of the holes that are made, drilling requires little force and the holes can be made with extreme precision. Read more...

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Use hand drills in model building

Model building is a fantastic hobby. Models of airplanes, cars and ships are available in almost every toy store. They can be glued together and then painted to look exactly like the original. But there are many more forms of model building. Think of trains, for example, where enthusiastic hobbyists manage to build hefty dioramas complete with cities, mountains, waterways and of course one or more train stations with an astonishing resemblance by making clever use of wood, cardboard and plaster. Of course including moving trains that prefer to run together in complex schedules. Yet another form of model building is the reconstruction of specific aircraft, cars, ships and equipment on the basis of original construction drawings and photos. From scratch, closely resembling models are made of the original. With each of these forms of model building, a lot of work is done with soft materials and there is a need to make holes in these materials. For example, for the passage of thin electrical wire cables to illuminate objects. When holes have to be drilled in these materials, modellers prefer to use hand drills rather than cordless drills or electric drills, because hand drills provide an optimal feeling and therefore allow very precise work.

Hand drills when making jewelry

But also makers of jewelry are avid users of hand drills. After all, precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum do not oxidize, but they are also relatively soft materials in which holes sometimes have to be drilled, for example to be able to connect them together. Hand drills are ideal for this, as they offer maximum control. In addition, by drilling manually, you can very precisely determine the force with which you drill. Not all jewelry is made of precious metals. Especially in the corner of people who make jewelry as a hobby, you will find plenty of fanatic makers of jewelry who use modern plastics, such as epoxy resin. By pouring a colored epoxy resin into a mold and letting it harden, you can make the most beautiful jewelry. You can use this epoxy resin jewelry as a charm in a bracelet, necklace or earrings by making holes in it with a hand drill. On this page you will find various excellent hand drills, possibly equipped with the corresponding drills. This way you can go in all directions as a model builder or maker of jewelry.

Frequently asked questions

What is a hand drill?
A hand drill is a hand-powered drill for drilling a hole. With a hand drill you can drill through all kinds of materials. A hand drill is often used for drilling in aluminum, plastic, wood, rubber and cork.

Is a hand drill electric?
No, a hand drill is not electric. A hand drill must be propelled with your own muscle power. The advantage of this is that you never need a battery or socket for drilling a hole. View our collection of hand drills here: hand drills

What can I use a hand drill for?
A hand drill can be used for professional or hobby use. Hand drills are suitable for drilling through: aluminum, plastic, wood, rubber, cork and similar materials. Hand drills are ideal for small and fast work. View our collection of hand drills here: hand drills