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
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.
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.
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
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.