Rotary tool price alert

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by fsm1000, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

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    I just found out that Zellers, here in Vancouver anyhow, is selling a rotary tool with some extras for $14. It will not be high powered but it will do the job. I have a dremel and a cheap one. The cheap one will bog down a bit when pressured, but for small jobs it is great.

    I don't know if the price will be the same all over, but I hoped that this will allow some of you to get rotary tool on the cheap. It is made by "Powersmith".

    I hope this helps. [​IMG]
  2. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

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    My battery powered Dremel didn't top $35, so thats about 1/2 the price!
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    That's a great buy. Harbor Freight frequently runs sales on their rotary tools, but even then, I don't think they go below $20 when on sale. I've got two "off-brand" tools, Harbor Freight's being one of them, and my only complaint is that the arbor bushing has a different thread than Dremel and some accessories made for Demel won't fit them because of that.
  4. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    How do I contact these people?

    I will call and iorder one today.
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Gil,

    I don't think that Zellers does mail order - they are kind of like Kmart or maybe a small Walmart sort of department store.

    Andrew
  6. CCT70

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    Sears makes a Craftsman rotary tool that I like better than Dremel. Being as how it was a gift, I'm not sure of the cost, but the point is, Dremel isn't the only game in town. My dad has one of the cheap Harbor Freight ones and it seems to do just fine. I used it alot at work kitbashing large scle double stacks for training aids in G Scale.
  7. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    To bad I had a good Dremel but it was in the flood that destroyed all my train stuff several years ago.
  8. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    The Sears Craftsman brand die grinder is made by Black & Decker.