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Few noob questions on fragging

PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2014 2:30 pm
by matts20891
Am hoping to attempt to frag my duncan next weekend, fragging is something I've never tried before. Just have a few quick questions for clarification - they may be a bit simple but all responses are welcome.

1) what sort of tool can/should I use? I have access to a jigsaw but was thinking about buying a dremel anyway, they seem to be the preferred choice for this operation.

2) what dremel do I buy? Does it need any special features or can I just buy the cheapest one I find? I'm guessing just avoid any water hitting the tool. I think bunnings has them for just under $100.. If anyone knows where the best place to buy a dremel please let me know!

3) should I be dipping the frags in a revive solution? I did read that with clean cuts and a healthy specimen that this doesn't add much value to the operation, but i think ill do it anyway (at least on my first attempt)

4) if dipping, is 5 minutes the usual time?

5) lastly and possibly the most simple question, I'm assuming you shouldn't put the water that was mixed with revive back into the tank?

I know for most people it's a pretty easy procedure, but being my first time I wanted to make sure I do things right, rather than regret it later. If anyone else has any advice/tips it would be much appreciated

Thanks

Re: Few noob questions on fragging

PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2014 3:12 pm
by Jlangtree
1. Dremel is fine, usually a small wet band-saw with a fine blade is best.

2. Grab an "El' Cheapo" brand though if your not going to be using it much.

3. Never hurts to dip :-)

4. 5 minutes is all I dip frags for.

5. Never put that water back into your tank.

Re: Few noob questions on fragging

PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2014 3:44 pm
by matts20891
Thanks for the reply. Is that about the price you would expect to pay for a cheapie? How much is a quality dremel worth?

Re: Few noob questions on fragging

PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2014 5:06 pm
by rgv4play
expect to have change from $50 for a cheapie with a good range of attachments for cutting, no need to go a dremel branded unit, alternatively a small fine toothed hand saw would suffice aswell.

Re: Few noob questions on fragging

PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2014 5:13 pm
by matts20891
Cool. Sorry to keep asking questions, but where do I find cheapies? I've only checked out Bunnings and mitre 10, where else would sell them?

Re: Few noob questions on fragging

PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2014 5:29 pm
by matts20891
Scratch that last post, just answered my own question

Re: Few noob questions on fragging

PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2014 5:29 pm
by chromus
Cheapie Dremel knockoffs are almost as good, but definitely get the REAL dremel tile cutting blade, there is no comparison and the fitting fits most cheapie units.