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Slow Puffs
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PostSubject: Dremel Tool Set   Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:44 am

Anyone use Dremel tool sets... there's one at costco at a resonable price.

What do you use them for?
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PostSubject: Re: Dremel Tool Set   Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:52 am

I use mine all the time. It's great for cutting, polishing and small scale wood grinding. Once you get one, you'll find all kinds of uses. I've even used the buffing wheels to clean pipe stems, but you have to be careful
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PostSubject: Re: Dremel Tool Set   Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:36 am

I use mine all the time. The are great for wood carving, pipe making, metal working and polishing. Harbor Freight also sells some pretty good packages of accessories (sanding, cutting and polishing disks, etc.). Don't know if their dremel motors are any good but if you just get the accessory package you can't go wrong IMHO.
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PostSubject: Re: Dremel Tool Set   Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:21 am

I've used mine to make pipe tampers from pen blanks:



-Andrew
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PostSubject: Re: Dremel Tool Set   Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:59 pm

Timely topic, as I've wanted one for years, but there are several different models, levels, attachments, etc. Give me some advice here, friends. I have no particular project for one, just general polishing and minor grinding of some backpacking gear. What is a good "basic" model and what bits do you use the most, or not use.

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Natch
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PostSubject: Re: Dremel Tool Set   Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:29 pm

Personally I would make sure that I got one that is variable speed. After that it depends on what you want to spend. The kit that I have is this one: http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=129663-353-400-3/55&lpage=none I also purchased the flex shaft ( http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=94685-353-225-01&lpage=none ) and found that I use it more and more. The cordless ones are nice but IMHO the power packs don't last as long as I would like.

For a basic model I would look into something like this: http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=94681-353-200-N/40&lpage=none

I use the sanding drums, cut off wheels, grinding stones, and wire wheels the most. I don't use the buffing wheels that much as I have two buffers.
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PostSubject: Re: Dremel Tool Set   Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:49 pm

Here's the Costco one

http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=10312112&whse=BCCA&topnav=&browse=&lang=en-CA

They also have a generic one that seems to have everything, lot more bits, light, perhaps even an extension... but I'm not sure it is a variable speed... but it's cheaper... around $69... if I recall correctly
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PostSubject: Re: Dremel Tool Set   Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:54 pm

I bought the Dremel 400 XPR at Lowes several years ago. Adjustable speed, comes with the flex shaft, circle cutter, and loads of attachments. I have since purchased the jig saw attachment, router, and Planer. It works great for small projects. I used mine while remodeling the bathroom to cut the hole for the toilet and heater/air conditioning vent in the new subfloor, I also used it to cut around the light fixtures, and switches in the drywall. The most use I have got out of it is polishing the brass buttons for my uniform. All in all a very handy tool to have around the house.
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PostSubject: Re: Dremel Tool Set   Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:30 am

I came across a message board for Dremel... if it is helpful to some...

http://messageboard.dremel.com/Group27.aspx

I ended up getting a "knock off" model, the cheapie one at Costco.
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