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#1 six-five-two

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 03:13 PM

I think there was another thread about this, but I didn't want to bump it and I am pretty sure this link is different.
http://www.homedepot...tk=P_PartNumber

Well I thought I should buy a dremel since sanding down pieces is a pain in the ass. I found that one and it's on sale for $35. Does anyone here that own one recommend it? Or do you recommend the more expensive Dremel Stylus?
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#2 Cennipe

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 03:24 PM

That is the one I have. I use it all the time to cut pvc and to sand ocasonaly(sp), or to drill small holes, if I don't use the drill press. If you want to just cut and sand, especially plastics, then go and get it. That's all I do with mine so if you're looking to do something else with it, then I don't know. I have also never used the stylus. The only thing is that it is not wireless.

Edited by Cennipe, 03 September 2007 - 03:26 PM.

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#3 SHADOW HUNTER ALPHA

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 03:35 PM

I use one similar to the kit you found, and it hasn't failed me in several years... However, you will still have to buy a few rotary cutting bits and SEVERAL packs of reinforced cut-off wheels (that's if you mod frequently, or if you cut metal with it. Metal rods and large amounts of PVC eat my cut-off wheels, but two packs will probably last you a while if your style and needs differ.)
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#4 six-five-two

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 04:15 PM

Can you give me a link to those rotary cutting bits and cut-off wheels?
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 04:30 PM

Link.

When you find the piece you want, there's a whole bunch of links on the right where you can buy that item.


I hear diamond cutting bits cut plastic very well. Can anyone who uses one confirm that? Or do reinforced cutting wheels work just as well?
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#6 BustaNinja

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 05:31 PM

I have the old model. Going on 7 years and it still works like a charm.
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#7 SHADOW HUNTER ALPHA

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 05:56 PM

I hear diamond cutting bits cut plastic very well. Can anyone who uses one confirm that? Or do reinforced cutting wheels work just as well?

Diamond bits eat plastic like nothing, but I wouldn't go and buy something that powerful and expensive just for plastic and PVC. Simple reinforced cut-off wheels will suffice. I also should note that the Carbide bits in stores DO NOT cut metal, so I would avoid those if you use brass.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 11:41 PM

Don't the costs of replacement wheels add up?
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#9 Z-man12

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 12:03 AM

Don't the costs of replacement wheels add up?



Heck you better belive they do. I am going to have to go spend more money at a new batch soon. I cut lots of things with my dremmel for my different hobbies. I am going to be hitting 30$ soon on the replacment cutoff disks alone. (No I really don't brake many any more either while cutting. I brake more because I bump them to hard when the dremmel is sitting on the counter. Still not many are broken that way but it adds up over time.) I think I am just going to get a diamond cut off or a small cutoff saw. Hopefully that way I can stop using so many disks.

I really havn't heard much good about the stylus thing. I don't know if its worth it or not to be honest.

Edited by Z-man12, 04 September 2007 - 12:08 AM.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 01:01 AM

I got this set from Home Depot a while back.
Ryobi Rotary Tool Kit 229 Pieces
It comes with over a hundred cutting disks, a diamond cutter, over 30 sanding attachments, a bunch of drilling attachments, and tons of other useful attachments. The price was around the 50's I think.
With the easy to press digital display, you can set your speed from 10-?? in seconds. (Anything from 20-30, and the diamond cutter will melt through plastic gun shells like butter.)
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#11 monkey with a nf

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 06:11 AM

I do not recommend the stylus- the battery is a pain (it really sucks to have to wait a few hours because you've been using high-speed attachments a lot).
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QUOTE(Pineapple @ Sep 12 2007, 03:13 PM) View Post

For maximum efficiency?


1. Pump up. Count how many pumps.

2. Keep going until you hear a loud "bang".

3. Subtract one pump from the total. Rebuild your air bladder.


There you go.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 09:24 PM

Okay I am getting:
http://www.lowes.com...0-02&lpage=none

And for cut off wheels, is this the right thing? Is that a cheap price?
http://www.homedepot...ocStoreNum=8125
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 09:27 PM

Good price.

Nice job!

Mine is a Sears one that comes with 69 bits and one speed (really fast) :P
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