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Post by WyldOne » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:16 am

Got a few stripped screws on my build at the moment that I would like to cut a notch on them with a dremel and screw out using a flathead screwdriver. There has been a couple of times where a dremel could be handy to use.

Any suggestions on what dremel to purchase or what to look for.

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Post by stanmondz » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:32 pm

i use a craftsman rotary tool
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Post by VladX » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:56 pm

i bought the cheapest dremmel with a cord. i tried the battery powered one and it was good, but realized that the corded one was gonna be more reliable.

you can go to harbor freight and order one of their cheapos, for what we do they work good.
another thing that is good is a diamond disc. it will cut faster and the discs are thinner than the regular ones.
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Post by SV250 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:14 am

They're all the same. I've burned up expensive Drexel name brands as easy as cheapos.
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Post by Purenitro » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:44 am

It's a little spendy but this is what I have been using for years without issue, worth the money if you need it more then just once in a while.

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Post by s2022 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:23 pm

I have the proxxon ib/e rotary tool. Don't have a dremel to compare too, though read it in many places,  that the runout on the proxxon is less.  If you are just using it for simple cuts or things any rotary tool will do.
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Post by borneoben » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:20 am

I have the Cordless Lithium Powered Dremel and I have used it allot over the last 6 years and it has been perfect.

Not one issue at all. Its my Favorite tool in my arsenal.

The best accessory is to change the collet type chuck for a regular 3 jaw type chuck way more practical.

The thin cutting discs are fine for slotting screw heads but you must have a steady hand or they will break very easily.

Like all power tools make sure your cutting bits are sharp and let the tool do the work dont force it through any material and your power tool will last a life time.

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Post by nitronly » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:08 am

I got the small simple coarded dremmel set. It was $99. The only thing I really use is the cutting/grinding disc so I think it would have been a waste to get the huge kit with a bunch of attachments i'll never use. I would just get the tool and buy the bits you will actually use seperately.

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Post by savagenitroflux » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:52 am

[quote="borneoben";p="857511"]I have the Cordless Lithium Powered Dremel and I have used it allot over the last 6 years and it has been perfect.

Not one issue at all. Its my Favorite tool in my arsenal.

The best accessory is to change the collet type chuck for a regular 3 jaw type chuck way more practical.

The thin cutting discs are fine for slotting screw heads but you must have a steady hand or they will break very easily.

Like all power tools make sure your cutting bits are sharp and let the tool do the work dont force it through any material and your power tool will last a life time.

Ben[/quote]

I used to have this dremel and it was great.  I agree on the cordless aspect but i've since stepped up to the milwaukee version which is much more powerfull and the battery lasts A LOT longer. gave the cordless dremel to my Dad ( he still uses it).  Since it is cordless, i find myself using it for MANY more jobs around the house b/c it is much more convenient that dealing with the dremel power cord Cordless Dremel Rotary Tool

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Post by savagenitroflux » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:54 am

[quote="borneoben";p="857511"]

The thin cutting discs are fine for slotting screw heads but you must have a steady hand or they will break very easily.
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ben, try these, you'll love them dremel ez cut off wheel

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Post by nitronly » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:19 pm

[quote="savagenitroflux";p="857531"][quote="borneoben";p="857511"]

The thin cutting discs are fine for slotting screw heads but you must have a steady hand or they will break very easily.
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ben, try these, you'll love them dremel ez cut off wheel[/quote]
That's the one I have. It came with my dremmel and is the only bit I use. It;s tough and good for cutting or grinding and mine is still good after over a year and many uses.

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Post by xtremesavage » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:38 pm

whatever rotory you choose,,You want adjustable speed & consider the flexable wand.
you can get more precise,,and easier on the hands.

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Has exact milwaukee tool for $70 BIN.

I'm thinking about buying one now,,cordless would be so much easier,,especaily with the wand.
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Post by lesclaypool » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:07 pm

What's the amperage on the cordless ones from Dremel?  I really want to pick one of those up too, but I'm concerned about battery life and torque vs. 115V corded version.
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Post by savagenitroflux » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:40 pm

[quote="xtremesavage";p="857549"]whatever rotory you choose,,You want adjustable speed & consider the flexable wand.
you can get more precise,,and easier on the hands.

EBAY
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Has exact milwaukee tool for $70 BIN.

I'm thinking about buying one now,,cordless would be so much easier,,especaily with the wand.[/quote]

nice part about the milwaukee is that the battery lasts very long and is compatible with other tools in this line.  i have the cordless driver (use it mostly for the baja) and the sub compact drill.  youll be very happy with it.

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