Best trick you know to use with a dremel

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Skyler101, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. Skyler101

    Skyler101 Sr Member

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    Hey guys...

    I have had a dremel forever, but I never seem to be able to use it to its best abilities.
    I have seen members here use their dremels to sand back bondo, cut circles, weld dylithium, and have been really impressed with the results.
    Right now I do all my sanding by hand, but would love to save allot of time by using my dremel more.

    So, post your best tips and hints. A little detail about how you use it would be nice. Lets see if we can get a good collection of hints and tips going.. :)

  2. KarlBud420

    KarlBud420 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I am interested in some tips and tricks to save time too. :thumbsup

  3. Darth Detroit

    Darth Detroit Sr Member

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    I use a tungsten bit on mine. That baby can get WAY hot before it would ever go dull.
  4. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I use a Fiberglass Cutting Wheel for Cutting Metal, Plastic, Wood,etc.

    If you have specific questions on how to do something I'll answer them.
  5. Darth Detroit

    Darth Detroit Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(propsculptor @ Apr 21 2006, 07:28 AM) [snapback]1230321[/snapback]</div>

    Yes, this came up in another thread. But these are the better wheels to use. Not those cheepo sanding wheels that come with the basic kit. Use the fiberglass reinforced wheels.
  6. tk4510

    tk4510 New Member

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    I use mine to sculpt bondo and give a basic shape using a sanding wheel.
  7. terryr

    terryr Sr Member

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    Practice practice practice.
  8. BlindSquirrel

    BlindSquirrel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    By all means, get the Flexi-shaft and the keyless chuck. The flexishaft allows for better control and you won't have to hold the hot & heavy Dremel unit. The keyless chuck saves you from having to use that dumb little wrench. Fast and easy tip changes.

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