Dremel kit for gun owners?

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    Dremel kit for gun owners?

    Im thinking I could use a Dremel kit for my gun bench and other things. I see many different types and brands on ebay. From $19 chinese sets to $200 Dremels. Can yall recommend a basic good Dremel tool kit for gun owners? Say around $50.
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    Get one with the variable speed option. Other then that, its all about attachments.

    Funny, I just yesterday had to cut a ring off my finger with a dremel. I used the fiberglass reinforced cut-off wheel at 15k RPM. My son did it while I shut my eyes.

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    I had a battery powered one, first.

    The power was lacking, the battery always needed charging, and the charging cycle took forever.

    I bought a corded, variable speed one, second. I believe that it's the 300 series. I paid around $70, and it's done everything I've needed. I sharpen my chainsaw with it, and I did my Saiga conversion with it, too.
    Bought a few attachments that made my laminate wood floor installation a lot easier...

    I highly recommend it.
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    IMO getting one of those cheap kits is just a waste of money. I have a Dremel 4000 and really like it.
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    Used mine last nite...spend for the good attachments...polishing and small disk,drums,...what GM said ^^^

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    Bought a 400 XPR series a couple of years ago at WalMart. Came with 41 accessories and is variable speed and seems that it was around $50. Once you buy one you'll wonder how you lived without one so long. Used mine yesterday as a matter of fact.
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    For gun work, get a a good basic Dremel, but make sure to get the flexible shaft option, it is a must-have for doing gunsmithing.

    The cheapo Harbor Freight kits are just an aggravation, they don't have enough power, and you also need the variable speed.

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    Flexible shaft and a foot pedal switch are a must for me, along with polishing felt tips and Cratex tips in various sizes, shapes, and grits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superhouse 15 View Post
    Flexible shaft and a foot pedal switch are a must for me, along with polishing felt tips and Cratex tips in various sizes, shapes, and grits.
    I agree
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsnroses View Post
    Get one with the variable speed option. Other then that, its all about attachments.

    Funny, I just yesterday had to cut a ring off my finger with a dremel. I used the fiberglass reinforced cut-off wheel at 15k RPM. My son did it while I shut my eyes.
    Every first aid kit should have a ring cutter in it like EMS has. You break that ring finger in the middle of the woods you want to get that ring off

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    Quote Originally Posted by wormy View Post
    Im thinking I could use a Dremel kit for my gun bench and other things. I see many different types and brands on ebay. From $19 chinese sets to $200 Dremels. Can yall recommend a basic good Dremel tool kit for gun owners? Say around $50.
    Just keep in mind that the lowly dremel tool is the most blamed device for gun failures in America.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dV8r View Post
    Just keep in mind that the lowly dremel tool is the most blamed device for gun failures in America.
    Funny, a gunsmith told me the same thing.
    The dremel tool is one versatile device in the right hands, but do NOT go hog wild on your gun with it. I have a 70 dollar Walmart dremel, variable speeds exc. it has worked fine for all my basic little needs. The only thing I use it for on my guns is for the occasional fluff n buff if a gun is having problems feeding. All you need to do that is a basic dremel, a buffing cone, and jewelers rouge, no sandpaper or anything else. Have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    Every first aid kit should have a ring cutter in it like EMS has. You break that ring finger in the middle of the woods you want to get that ring off
    Whoa, who said anything about woods? For me its hotels and room service. If I break a finger it will be at the craps table from rolling the dice too wild :)

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    Just keep in mind that the lowly dremel tool is the most blamed device for gun failures in America.
    Nah, its not the tool that causes the failure, its the man behind it.

    With that being said, I have seen many cases of unskilled hands using Dremels on guns that made them worse instead of better.
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    I have a variable speed unit, and a flex shaft that attaches for detail work. I find it much easier to control than the hand held unit.
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