|Inbar Bareket: Two ways I am holding my micromotor when drilling. I show the way I support for being stable.|
I prefer holding the micromotor this way. my little finger against the bench pin for support and my middle finger on the base of the drill feeling the movement....
|This is the other way Inbar holds her micromotor.|
|Nina Gibson: This is how I typically hold the flex when drilling. I don't remember being told to do it any particular way in school. I punch a point in the spot where the hole goes into the metal so the bit doesn't skitter around and anchor my wrist and go. It looks a little crooked in the photo, but the hole had already been drilled, just taking the picture with my elbow. I normally hold the drill bit perpendicular to the metal.|
|And here's how Elizabeth at esjewelry holds it.|
|Deborah at e5jewelry: I haven't been taught how to use a flexshaft, or drill-I just do what make sense to me... I drill right into the table-it's wood, so it works. :) I use a punch first, then use bur life on the drill (keeps the heat down and moves through the metal better I feel) and go for it..and this is how I hold it.|
|Karla Wheeler: This is how I hold the flex shaft for drilling, (its different grip for sanding and grinding) I get stability with the heel of my hand, and I get good grip on the piece with my left hand. I switch hands if I am doing a lot of drilling and my hand gets tired or I need to see things from a different angle.|
|Su @ Quercus Silver: I use a kind of reverse pencil grip and try and stay relaxed when I drill. It gives me good visibility and control.|
|Betsy Bensen holds it like this.|
|Theresa @ TK Metal Arts: I first make a divot on the target spot with a center punch. Then, making sure my wrist is supported on something solid, I come down as straight as I can.|
Do you hold your flex shaft or micromotor like any of us? Or you have other favorite ways? Tell us about them in the comments below.