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Old 06-28-2010, 10:54 PM   #11
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I've polished bolts with a dremel... Hmm... Maybe I shouldn't have.

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Old 06-29-2010, 01:18 AM   #12
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snip.. just dont ever do something stupid like putting a dremel to anything engraved on a gun part.)
Except when you yourself are who messed up the engraving YOU made of your driver's license #, or how your name is spelled.
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A dremel is one of the handiest tools I have!

I once removed a bur from the ratchet of a Rossi .357 because it would hang up while firing DA. I would also use a cotton bob and polishing compound to slick up the sides of the trigger group on some "less expensive" revolvers to get rid of the "sand in the teeth" feel...

...besides, what ELSE am I supposed to use to grind off serial numbers of guns I get from my more scrupulous customers??? (Kidding, KIDDING!!!)

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Dremels have caused just as many problems as they have solved. Dremel's are like a gun in a certain respect. Either in the hands of a moron or unsteady hands can end horribly, on the other hand in the hands of a comptent steady handed person it can come out with a wonderful result. I use a dremel on some things, but I never work on anyone else's guns with the dremel if I can help it. regardless of what I'm working on I'm extra careful because I know how easily it is to screw something up. I've never worked on any critical parts with a dremel, that's reserved for hand work because I always want to do it right and not cut corners (metaphorically and litterally).

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I think there is something to be said for using a dremel on SOME parts of a gun...like the stock. My aftermarket 10/22 stock was tight in the magwell area, so i hit it with a few passes from the sanding barrel. I don't consider this at all risking the integrity or safety of the weapon, and it solved the problem. I know my limitations, and would never consider using my dremel on internal parts. just my $.02.

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I once tried to polish some stainless with a dremel. I was very dissapointed in my dremel abilities. I put it away and have not used it since.

Dremel in the hands of an amatuer = disaster if you ask me. Kinda like Nike but different....just don't do it.

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I have a Dremel that I use appropriately. Nothing more to say about that.

I think the key message here is the old adage: A Fool with a Tool is still a Fool.

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