Power Tools

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by rockislandmike, Nov 4, 2002.

  1. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

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    Just a comment on Dremmel

    For years I wanted a Dremmel and eventually forked out mucho $$ for one. It's good, and so are the attachments ... but......
    I use it mainly for drilling holes and although it has multi speed, the slowest speed it runs at is way too fast... resulting in burned drill bits.

    So I went and got myself a good quality 12 volt drill (with ball race bearings) slightly smaller than a Dremmel, and use a model throttle to control the speed. Drilling those fine holes now for grab irons is a breeze! It also runs fast enough on the full twelve volts to use dental burrs (effectively router bits). The Dremmel now collects dust!

    Just my two pennies worth ... :) :)

    Errol
  2. Vic

    Vic Active Member

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    Dremel Mini Mite

    Anybody know if Dremel still makes this Whiz Bang?

    I need a set of batteries for it??? Can't find nothing on it:(

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  3. cidchase

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  4. Vic

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    Thanks Cid....That's the one...Appreciate the info!..:)
  5. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

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    well you can always buy the router attachment for it the bits are on the small size:D :D :D ps use that dremel all the time:cool: rich
  6. Mike R

    Mike R Member

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    I agree on the Dremel type tool being next I would choose..I bought a used Dremel flex shaft from a gunsmith buddy about 30 odd years ago, and it's a great tool.
    I also agree on the Sanding Center..it's a really versatile tool, and once you get used to it, you'll find it can be used on styrene as well.
    This coming week Canadian Tire has their 8" disc, 4" belt unit on for C$120 ["reg $165"], but it goes on sale about 4 times a year at the $120.
    Also, right in Edmonton, House of Tools has a Canwood sanding center that sells for $120 all the time...it's a 6" disc, 4" belt.
    House of Tools seems to have fairly good pricing on Dremel tools too, it might be worth some comparison pricing.
    regards / Mike
  7. wendell

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    Dermel also makes a router attachment kinder ligth duty but workes good Wendell
  8. jon-monon

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    Dremel/Ryobi Attachments

    Menards has the deal: 198 piece bagged Ryobi attachments on sale for 5 bucks. They also have a smaller bag for $2. Dunno when the sale ends or what the regular price is; I grabbed a bag and ran fer the door.