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ptgreek

Active Member
As far as bits go.. It has all the standards.. I only really need cut off wheels and sanding drums.. You'll go through those and any bits can purchased separately. I usually get quick snap carbon cutting wheels, but I'm trimming alot. The biggest issue is more in the dremel itself.. Not a big fan of cordless. Can't get the highest torque motor.. And they are a pain when you need to charge
 

MasterAnubis

New Member
I agree with ptgreek about the torque. I don't know what the 'quick snap' part means but the heavier duty cuttoff discs have served me much better then the standard ones. I've been driving my corded dremel into the ground for 15 years. I wouldn't expect that longevity out of cordless.

These are the bits that have helped me the most...

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Sorry, I don't know the part numbers since I got them a long time ago.
 

hez1

New Member
+1 on the reinforced heavy duty cutting discs. The regular ones are worse than useless, because when they break, which they will, they will go flying off in every direction at high speed. I go for months without needing to change my cutting disc.

The main tools I use are the cutting discs, sanding drum, and drill bits. If you need anything more specialised than that, you can pick it up at Lowes for a few bucks.
 

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Ozzymillz

New Member
Thank you for the advice, It seems like I may need a new dremel tool.... but it's a worthy investment, I'll just get a corded one and use this one for house work. I refuse to accept that I have a useless dremel lol, that even sounds wrong to say.
 

Darth Pinhead

Active Member
Yeah, totally agreeing with the above and ABSOLUTELY pushing the Flex-shaft! That addition is THE SHIZ! I can't believe I went so long without one.

The EZ Lock Cut-off Wheels are pretty sweet AND much safer as Hez mentioned. I've had the break-off happen to me, as well (ANOTHER reason to wear safety glasses!). My only complaint is that they are so big in diameter. Couldn't tell you how many times I would have LOVED to have had a smaller diameter version in the box...

I've also found the following to be quite useful:

Grinding Bits - I've actually had better luck with shaping plastic with these, than the sanding drums.

High Speed Cutter - Recently (Yesterday) I found this guy worked much better when it came to cutting through a thick PVC coupler, than the discs. It actually gets going so fast, that the cut part starts melting and goos out, but is easly broken off.

Oh, and sidenote, the sanding drums are great for callous removal (Make sure you do a wetsand, though, cuz it burns like a MOTHER, for obvious reasons)...
 

4505marcel

Active Member
I main use the stone type tipped pieces and cutting wheels, as they break I pretty much use which ever bits I can get my hands on to do the job. I dont feel there is any right or wrong bits just what will do the job. Agreed also about the cordless ones, royal pain in the butt, I had one of those first and then have gone through about 3 more dremmels in my time. And I do use them alot, flippin awesome tool :p
 

ptgreek

Active Member
Ha.. I blow through about 4 dremels a year.. So little tip: buy the warranty .. Speaking of, I just dremeled the drill bit into my finger about 10 min. Ago .. Good times
 

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Wulf1

New Member
I just bought this:

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Is it junk? Should I return it?
Didn't see this post untill after I bought it ;)
 

PredatrHuntr

Master Member
I have the same cordless one but the batteries die all the time, and way too quickly. I'd recommend the 30 series with the flex shaft attachment:
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Docbudo

Well-Known Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
I have an old dremel about 20 yrs old. I'm probably the oldest on this forum as well ;) Don't forget the polishing wheels that come with most dremels...their great for removing latex imperfections from masks,cowls,armor etc. etc.
 

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