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zaitsev44 12-03-2012 12:10 PM

Looking for a Dremel
 
I'm wanting a Dremel for Christmas. I'm gonna mainly be using it for gun smithing and maintenance. I know there are several different models, which one would be best for moderate gun cleaning and maintenance. Thanks

MoreAltitude 12-03-2012 12:27 PM

I have a few dremels, first skip the cordless ones for sure. It will leave you hanging at the worst times (from experience). The rest are all pretty much so similar as to not warrant discussion unless it comes with some of the power attachments in the box( to which it sounds like you don't need). The real differences are with the hardware eg. polishers, grinding wheels, so forth, this is where you can spend some real money through time (the dremel is really a Trojan horse to get you to buy these items). My local hardware store though sells non dremel brand hardware kits that are just as good as dremel brand for about 1/2 the cost. All in all, I love my dremels, and you will find more uses for them than you ever thought of initially...

Mongo 12-03-2012 12:33 PM

I found a multi speed Dremel in like new cond at a pawn shop for about 1/2 price of new.

hiwall 12-03-2012 12:36 PM

It you are only getting one then a multi speed is the way to go. Handiest thing you can own.

HOSSFLY 12-03-2012 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hiwall (Post 1036879)
It you are only getting one then a multi speed is the way to go. Handiest thing you can own.

Agree- I have a battery & a 110V
The electric gets used a LOT more ;)

trip286 12-03-2012 01:00 PM

I picked up a Dremel professional in a pawn shop for 4 bucks and a threat to expose myself.

Yunus 12-03-2012 01:02 PM

I have a GMC brand knock off and it takes Dremel attachments and works well. It's a bit heavier but it does save you some money.

This is not the one I have but something like it.
http://www.harborfreight.com/variable-speed-rotary-tool-kit-68696.html

danf_fl 12-03-2012 01:03 PM

Dremel tools have a bad rap.

They can be used on firearms if done carefully.
But, I've had enough work from those who were a little over-zealous with it.

Multi-speed is the way to go.

MoreAltitude 12-03-2012 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trip286
I picked up a Dremel professional in a pawn shop for 4 bucks and a threat to expose myself.

Come on now, come clean! You sure they didn't give you the $4, one dollar at a time???

HOSSFLY 12-03-2012 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trip286 (Post 1036899)
I picked up a Dremel professional in a pawn shop for 4 bucks and a threat to expose myself.

I'd most likely have got it free plus a coupon good for my next visit :p

BTW- kinda proud of the group this mournin--
Nobody has jumped on the OP for wantin a dremel ;)


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