Which Dremel Should I buy?

MrMiniBeast

New Member
Hi,
I'm looking for a dremel with all of the features that would come in handy when making small models. However, I don't really know what I'm looking for and Dremel has more options than I would have thought. If anybody could give me some guidance I'd appreciate it!
I don't want to spend too much, absolutely no more than $100.
 

Darth Lars

Master Member
Whatever you do, get a flex-shaft. It isn't just that the handle is smaller but also that you don't have to hold the weight of the motor.

I tried Proxxon once, and had one after the other break on me within the first week.
 

RogueTrooper

Well-Known Member
Dremel are an over priced brand name. Some of there products over the years have been great and some very ordinary, but always expensive for a rotary tool.

I've had an Ozito for 5 years and it was a $40 kit with a ton of accessories that I still have and use to this day.

Some will swear by the Dremel brand, but for what you get they are too expensive.
 

Heisenberg

New Member
I had a Proxxon FBS for years before I switched to a flex shaft. It never failed me. I used it to carve wood, antler and gemstones (a lot) . I had to buy something else when I accidentally broke off a pin in the drill chuck.
 

xeno

Sr Member
I always have used a Proxxon at my workplace,
Dremel at it's lowest speed settings melts most plastics, Proxxon has a lower speed setting that is perfect for plastics,
if you want to do routing then Dremel is better, real handwork is proxxon better


This type has a real drill type head that can handle minute drills (or anything else) or larger up to 3.2mm
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George

Master Member
I bought a Dremel 3000 for around 80 euros (estimate 104 dollars).It comes with 25 accessories,which should be plenty in your case.
 

Dracosfire83

Well-Known Member
What ever you pick don't fall into the temptation of buying cordless. Nothing more annoying waiting 3 hours for the battery to charge when you only have a 5 minuet job.
 

Daniel Nelms

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
I've got two 4200's with flex shafts, that is an absolute MUST HAVE. You'll be able to do much more fine detail work without having to hold the machine in your hand.
 

duality

Well-Known Member
I've got two 4200's with flex shafts, that is an absolute MUST HAVE. You'll be able to do much more fine detail work without having to hold the machine in your hand.
Me too... Just killed my 4000 a few weeks ago, moved to the 4200 and the quick change head is invaluable!!!
 
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