Who uses a Dremel

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    Who uses a Dremel

    What model do you have and what is your opinion of it?
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    I've got the cheap black and decker 3 speed from walmart and it works fine. Takes the standard dremel bits. I only use it for small occasional jobs though.


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    There is two in the kit. One with a cord and one with a battery. I only use the cord one. I like to cut with the wheel and sometime polish with it. it works good if your bits are in good shape.

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    Been using one to clean my tooth for years.............

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    I've got one, a Dremel. It is as useful as my cordless drills (almost). I have an old tackle box FULL of any and all extra bits.

    It gets used in my house!

    Forgot which model.....I'm deployed.... but it's a corded one with variable speed. Can't remember the RPM # it tops out at right this second either.
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    I have one. When I want a new 1911, I take a Dremel and polish my feed ramp and slide rails with 200 grit sand paper
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    Got a two speed cordless, use it mostly to trim the dogs' toenails. Works like a charm and they like it a lot better than those guillotine-type snippers.
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    I've got a variable speed corded model. Mainly used for light jobs, but works well. When you need it, its the only tool that'll do the job. I recommend the variable speed though. I find that the in-between speeds are where I spend most of my time. It's worth the extra $20.

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    Have a few, both corded and cordless models and find many uses for both types. I have used them for cutting off rusted nuts and bolts, polishing small parts on my car, polishing various parts on guns, and carving a set of grips and numerous other uses.
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    I've got an older variable speed Dremel, it's an extremely handy tool to have in the workshop.
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    I just baught the 3000 specifically for trigger polishing and customizing my Ghost rocket trigger arm. My box had all the extras I needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgb View Post
    I've got an older variable speed Dremel, it's an extremely handy tool to have in the workshop.
    Me too (mine is corded). I have the large case and tons of bits. This tool is, by far, the most commonly used power tool in my garage shop. I especially love the reinforced fiberglass cutoff wheels that they recently came out with.

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    I got a package deal on a variable speed corded model with lots of attachments from Home Depot a number of years ago. I find that the only tool in my shop I use more often than the Dremel is my drill

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    this is my third. corded variable speed. one of the wires in the stator broke and I could not repair it. the second one was a knock off, the bearings went out and plastic melted. my third is a corded, always a corded. there are way too many uses to list.
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    Model 770. Battery operated means I can take it anywhere. Dual speed. My opinion of it? I wouldn't want to be without it. My collection of bits come from many years of working closely with tooling and machine shop. Job benefits (free tooling). I can only imagine what I would have paid for what you see pictured here. I've used my Dremel for plenty more than just gunsmithing. Wise investment for the DIYer no matter which model you get.

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