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Jul 15, 2007, 11:31 PM
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Harbor Freights 5-N-1 Hobby Woodburner Kit with video


I finally got off my lazy bum and did a short video of the Harbor Freight 5-N-1 Hobby Woodburner Kit that I have mentioned on here before. IMO after you use this once you will never go back to cutting without heat. It seals the cut also so there is no need to seal the film on FFF after a cut again.
It comes with several tips, one is a #11 exacto type blade. I replace it with an Exacto brand and grind off about 3/16" from the tool end to get more heat to the cutting area of the blade. Some of the tips are good for pearcing holes in FFF and plastic... and melting a V or groove in your foam.
Anyhow, take a look at the video link and see if it is worth your ten bucks.

Here is the link if you don't have a HF near you:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=38593

Video here:
http://fmxramps.com/RC/Harbor%20Frei...rner%20Kit.wmv

Rick
www.CommonSenseRC.com
Last edited by rampman; Jul 16, 2007 at 08:57 AM.
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Jul 16, 2007, 02:17 AM
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cool -tool


S_W_E_E_T !!!!!!!
Jul 16, 2007, 04:50 AM
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Nice find Ramp!!

Adding this to the epp thread!
Jul 16, 2007, 06:42 AM
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May want to also use: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=44113

Of course it's hard to keep a Camel in your mouth with the mask on...

Jul 16, 2007, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Gene Bond
May want to also use: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=44113

Of course it's hard to keep a Camel in your mouth with the mask on...

You just use the woodburner to cut a nice round hole in the center of the mask for the Camel.! Of course if you are smoking Camels or Luckys you lungs are already shot.
Jul 16, 2007, 09:34 PM
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Picked one up today to play with... Didn't work worth a hoot at first, since the collet fit was so sloppy! The blade almost fell out, and was flopping around.

I drilled out the bottom of the sleve so the collet would go deep enough to clamp the blade, works pretty well. I'll try it out the next build I cut out.

They were with the saws and chisels, not the soldering irons...
Jul 17, 2007, 12:52 AM
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Put in on a 500 watt dimmer switch for less heat. I usually end up at 3/4 to 7/8 power for best results.
Gene, good idea on drilling out the sleeve. I will give that a try the next time I have a loose blade.
Also, remember to grind off about 3/8" from the bottom of the blade (the tool end) as this helps get more heat to the tip.

Rick
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Feb 18, 2009, 06:15 PM
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i think i should at least try modifying an exacto blade to fit in my soldering iron and take heat.


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