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Hey everyone!

I have been thinking recently about different tools or equipment that is very useful for making catty's/slingshots, but can't decide what I need
Some of the things I have been thinking of are a band saw and a dremel (rotary tool).

What is the most important tool for you for making a slingshot?

Cheers Luke
 

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a good quality 2nd cut rasp and some cheap metal files

then a bandsaw, pillar drill and drum sanders and a Dremel

And cloth backed sandpaper

lots of it
 

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Forgot to add*

I currently own: files, sandpaper, wet and dry paper, drill press, jigsaw

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you will wonder what you did without one!!

im without mine until friday when i can order some more blades and its terrible. feel completely lost
 

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Would you recommend a dremmel or any rotary tool? I was looking at them for shaping and sanding as its hard to get a nice round edge. I know a router would be best but do not have much space and can be dangerous

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Would you recommend a dremmel or any rotary tool? I was looking at them for shaping and sanding as its hard to get a nice round edge. I know a router would be best but do not have much space and can be dangerous
there is a thread recently that goes into detail on that subject, i will try and find it.. my memory is none existent
 

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Have you used one of them before? if so, how are they?


If it's worth the money, yeah I suppose I could stretch haha!
 

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Have you used one of them before? if so, how are they?
the one in the link will be fine mate, the link i gave you are out of stock so the wait will just be a pain.

Like i said, i have learned that good blades make all the difference! and the worst blade I bought was £15 branded as 'Draper', the best is 'Dakin Flathers' and are only £9 go figure
 

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the bandsaw is available on amazon for £120
They take stock on the 27th. I'm in no rush as it would be a birthday present, haha


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I would definitely recommend a decent dremel, it makes shaping and smoothing a lot easier - there's a video on here where GKJ uses just a bandsaw and a dremel to make a fantastic shooter out of a piece of 1" HDPE. It really showcases the usefulness of a rotary tool!
 

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I've watched that mate, haha


Have you seen this one mate?
<-- this is what inspired me to think about getting a dremel!

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