I need a manual hand drill for drilling side dots. Can anyone suggest a quality tool?
This is what I like to use. It's a DeWalt hand-held (and fairly weighty) drill chuck that will accept bits down to .050" or so, although I'd imagine many brands would do.
Looks like a pin vise would work well here. Here's some choices:
I have the "Micro Hand Drill" but some of the other choices might be better, including the finger drills. I also use a $10 General electric screwdriver from Lowes with a chuck setup put together by a friend who does machining--He machined a miniature chuck from eBay or the web to take a hex wrench shaft that fits the screwdriver. The chuck has several collets so it takes a range of drills. Nice and slow, helps with my arthritic wrists. It can wobble a bit In the drill's hex chuck but I use it unless really precise drilling is needed when I wouldn't use a hand drill, anyway.
Thanks, guys. I'll probably try all your suggestions to see what sticks.